Thursday, October 6, 2005
On Political Shootout Sunday
On my WLS Political Shootout next Sunday will be dairy magnate and prize-winning market analyst Jim Oberweis, a Republican candidate for governor, and Frank Avila, conservative Democrat who attended the Conservative Summit and told the group Oberweis candidacy would be fatal because he has alienated Hispanics (which loyal Oberweis fans vehemently deny and question why Avila was even at the meeting). Thats in line with other GOP gubernatorial candidates who have jousted with their critics including State Sen. Bill Brady vs. Becky Carroll, the govs spokesperson on the budget and DuPage County states attorney Joe Birkett vs. the man who ran Lisa Madigans campaign against him, Mike Noonan. Not to be sexist about it, but the willingness of these GOPers to battle political operatives and/or wonk critics separates the men from the boys. (Note: Weve had invitations outstanding to Gov. Blagojevich for a long time.) Thats at 8 p.m. on AM 890.