Two of my favorite strands in one item: a knock on Rod Blagojevich coupled with speculation about 2010. Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune advises Illinois ...
Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune advises Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to announce her candidacy for governor now, two years out, to scare out other potential candidates and to weaken the gov's fundraising.
Zorn is not above groveling:
I know, I know. When you ran for attorney general in 2002, I argued your only real credential was the ominous fact that your father is the powerful speaker of the Illinois House, Mike Madigan, and that it was obscene that so much of your support was based on family connections rather than your own accomplishments.
I've eaten those words. You've been an energetic, independent, resourceful and sometimes brave attorney general who's followed through on her campaign promises. I haven't agreed with every position you've taken, but I've never doubted your integrity.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Many States Working to Increase Medicaid Payments to Doctors13 hours ago
Many Red States May Consider Climate Change Gag Rules14 hours ago
California Residents Get Really Creative About Water Recycling14 hours ago
Federal Probe Causes Chicago Schools CEO to Take Leave of Absence14 hours ago
Medicare Deal Delays But Deepens Hospital Cuts17 hours ago
The Week in Public Finance: Money, Pink Floyd and State Revenues18 hours ago