I mentioned earlier that I voted for Edwin Eisendrath in the 2006 primaries. I wasn’t a huge supporter pounding the pavement for him or anything, but I was aware of the incumbent’s shortcomings, shall we say (although not to the extent that I know now) and so I didn’t feel he deserved my vote. Unfortunately, Judy Baar Topinka was not a viable alternative in the election; she was, of course, a Republican as well. And a wackjob. Anyway, Eisendrath writes on Huffington Post about all of it:
Cynics say the people of Illinois are not ready to clean up the state. Not true. Almost a quarter-of-a-million Democratic voters stood with me two years ago, and that was against an incumbent Democrat in a time when attention was focused on Republican mistakes in Washington. Since then we’ve elected Barack Obama President, giving courage to many that change is possible.
You know it, Double E. One more thing I find hilarious about this: the phone call in which Blagojevich’s wife can be heard in the background telling him to tell Deputy Governor A “to hold up that fucking Cubs shit. . . fuck them.” And I thought Rod was a Cubs fan! And his wife is trying to hold up the sale of the team? What a monster! This is the real travesty. Get rid of her!