Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Congratulations to Lynn Sweet
for continuing to manage the fire-power for President-to-Be Barack Obama and Congresswoman-to-Be Tammy Duckworth. Chicagos unapologetically Democratic newspaper told us that, sadly, Obama will not be making the presidential race in 2008. That is indeed too bad as it would be splendiferous for the networks to run Roots-type dramatizations of the book Dreams of My Father while all of us would be expected to act like were in church as we view the matriculation of young Barack through the torturously discriminatorily tough grind of Harvard Law as he surmounted the challenges mounted by the likes of Lawrence Tribe.
Ms. Sweet even tossed care to the winds to report that her favorite Rahm Emanuel was going to co-host an event for Tammy at a lobbyist-law firm in Washington to be attended by San Franciscos Nancy Pelosi (whose endorsement of Duckworth will go over well with independents and Republicans in the 6th district of Illinois). Not long ago Sweet acted like the staff of Gods righteous anger in condemning Peter Roskam for receiving support at events identicalbut, you see, it depends on whos receiving the largesse. Anyhow for her fearlessly Democratic broadsides in behalf of a journalism that I for one wish would returnthe old-fashioned, partisan kindSweet deserves applause. The Sun-Times still has a way to go by getting rid of some national tokens like Will, OReilly and Barone which sully its locally leftward tone.