Tuesday, March 14, 2006

This Blog Picks: Democrat Forrest Claypool for Nomination as Cook county Board President

There is no doubt that Forrest Claypool is superbly equipped to be an excellent flag-bearer of his party for president of the Cook county board. Watching the county board on access TV is akin to seeing the Comedy Channel. John Stroger is a throwback to the hoary old days of the Democratic party; not only is he inarticulate but seemingly unable to formulate a position that represents the taxpayers’ interest. I know my Democratic friend Frank Coconate is supporting Stroger but that’s the way it is sometimes with friends.

With David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel involved in the contest, there is little doubt in my mind that Claypool would be equally well received by Richard M. Daley who maintains his ties to Stroger as a linkage with the African American community. The Republican candidate for the presidency is Tony Peraica. If Claypool wins the nod, it should be a good race leading to November.

1 comment:

  1. Patrick D. McDonoughMarch 14, 2006 at 12:16 PM

    Dear Tom, I agree with you on this choice also. Forrest Claypool would be a needed change of pace. With the F.B.I. breathing down the back of Chicago local government. New players are neeeded to out the "Good old boy network". I have worked equally hard for Frank Avila and Forrest Clypool. We worked St. Paul of the Cross in Park Ridge as we worked the 48th ward, Niles ect. These two are top candidates. Problem is I personally like Tony Peraica and consider him very nice and honest. Patrick McDonough, candidate state central committeeman 9th congressional district. P.S. How about me and Billy Marovitz on your show? P.S.S. Frank Avila has wonderful, warm, and kind parents.