Comments: What's The Matter with Illinois?

The one-party Democrat rule of Illinois is quite possibly at an end - but the Republicans have a remarkably thin bench, and were all but put out of the game by that previous crooked governor George Ryan (R.-Jail).

Asking Illinoians who to vote for is like asking them which would they rather be shot by: a Smith & Wesson, or a Glock?

Posted by Ken McCracken at February 25, 2009 11:26 PM

Be real. Illinois is controlled by Chicago. Who controls Chicago? The mob, by whatever name. One could say the Daily machine but I consider that a distinction w/o a difference.

When personal freedom is restricted, it creates opportunities for corruption. Hence personal freedom is not in the interests of the people who run Illinois.

Posted by Unnamed Coward at February 26, 2009 11:19 AM

The Daley Machine is not the Mafia. It is an old-school feudal aristocracy. Daley is a Duke of Chicago, with his own set of courtiers. The elections only matter for Aldermen, and even then they are often unfair.

Posted by OmegaPaladin at March 1, 2009 06:17 PM