Monday, September 26, 2005
Political Shootout Next Sunday
Next Sunday (Oct. 2) on Political Shootout guests will be Joe Birkett, DuPage County states attorney and a Republican candidate for governor, and Mike Noonan, Democratic strategist. Mike ran the successful Lisa Madigan campaign for attorney general against Joe so the show will probably be hot enough to be worthy of its name.
Last nights show was excellent, with State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) and Becky Carroll, spokesperson for Gov. Blagojevichs Office of Budget and Management. Brady was superb and let me say Carroll kept right up with him. Highly articulate and thoroughly knowledgeable about state government, she is a true winner for the Blago administration (which ought to use her more in a public response: my unsolicited opinion). Bill Brady showed real courage by standing up for his vote in behalf of supporting the kids of aliens who were born here to go to the U of I. That and refusing to demagogue for the removal of Bob Kjellander (which I once favored but since have changed my mind), a meaningless gesture which is getting kinda old.