Ever since the days of Bath House John Coughlin, Hinky Dink Kenna, Big Bill Thompson and Al Capone, the great state of Illinois can always be relied on to provide the lowest of political comedy and corruption. If the goings on in Washington DC are sickening, tragic and catastrophic, Illinois (read Chicago) is even worse.
A recent news article reports “The Democratic nominee for Illinois lieutenant governor has dropped out of the race less than a week after winning the nomination amid a political uproar about his past. Scott Lee Cohen announced his decision Sunday night at a Chicago bar. The pawnbroker and owner of a cleaning supplies company won the nomination Tuesday. Since then, it has become widely know that he was accused of abusing his ex-wife and holding a knife to the throat of an ex-girlfriend. The girlfriend herself had been charged with prostitution. He also admits using steroids in the past. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who would have been paired with Cohen on the November ticket, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis and Sen. Dick Durbin all had urged Cohen to leave the race.”
When you become an embarrassment even to other Illinois Democrats, just be glad you’re not in prison.
Bear in mind that this is the putrid political environment which produced Barack “no birth certificate” Obama along with his faithful sidekicks Bill Ayres, Jeremiah Wright and arch criminal Tony Rezko. And don’t forget ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich, who was taking bids on Obama’s old Senate seat. Good luck keeping track of all the shady characters and Communists Obama has been associated with throughout his career.
Rahm Emanuel also came out of this revolting cesspool of corruption. Maybe this might explain why all the billions and trillions that have been spent on bail outs or Stimulus Bills never seem to help the little guy. All that money is likely greasing the palms of hacks, operatives and cronies from crooks in Chicago to the bigger crooks in the banking industry.