Monday, October 24, 2005
A Clear Contrast with Rutherford the Week Before
State Sen. Dan Rutherford (R-Pontiac) was the guest the week before with interrogator Russ Stewart, political analyst for the Nadig newspapers which serve Chicagos northwest side. In contrast to Tony Peraica, Rutherford took no stands whatsoever beyond his wish to serve in the office of Secretary of State. It is one thing to avoid stumbles but quite another to be so careful in issue avoidance that you come off as resembling a civic-do gooder Rotarian. Stewart, a very good interrogator and I, tried to separate the candidate from his bland blandishments but were unsuccessful. The topper for me was Rutherfords boast that he has framed a picture of his opponent Jesse White for his office. I didnt get the slightest inkling as to what Rutherford would do in the office or any argument that he should be elected. Hes hyper articulate but unless he gives one a reason to vote for him, why not keep Jesse in office and Jesses portrait continuing to hang in its place of honor in Rutherfords office!