Friday, December 15, 2006
Personal Asides: Political Shootout Sunday To Cal One-Liners.
Political Shootout Sunday.
Guests will be liberal Democratic reform Cook county commissioner Mike Quigley who will talk about his pension reform plans for Cook county government and Kevin White, lawyer, Republican intellectual and keen analyst, who should have been more adequately praised by me for his valiant attempt to dislodge Rahm Emanuel. Thats at 8 p.m. on WLS-AM (890).
Yes to your question about the Maine Township Yrs and I dont know but think not to your question about Tom Cross and no to your guess that Im preparing to write a book about Hillary Clinton.
The smartest guy statistically in the Republican party is Greg Baise, president of the Illinois Manufacturing Association who in my class gave a rundown from memory, not looking at notes, key county-by-key-county of 2006 election returns vs. past years: astounding; also that he carries volumes of returns in his brief-case for night-time relaxing reading when traveling Chris Lauzen deserves the Republican nod for Denny Hasterts seat notwithstanding the embarrassing attempt to add CPA to his name for ballot purposes (because everybody is entitled to ten goofy ideas in life, although my wife says I exhausted the quota the first year of our marriage) Father Bob Barron is the best homilist in this Catholic archdiocesenot that this is so flattering given the low estate of pulpit speakers in my Church but also the best from intellectual robustness, meticulous scholarship and preparation I should have said that in addition to David McSweeney, two other Republican congressional candidates supported term limitsKevin White [5th] and Andrea Zinga [17th] Best musical play to see is Forever Plaid at Drury Lane
Understanding the need for local time and traffic updates, I think Big John and Cisco Coto are fine on WIND early mornings, but I really miss Bill Bennett Mike Savage has always struck me as weird but now Im getting worried about myself since the other day when I was listening he made sense Laura Ingraham is great: witty, acerbic, bright, imbued with a charming female youthful vitality that matches her stunning good looks as seen on her websitebut her voice is screechy, too much so, isnt it?...Michael Medved is the most erudite, hands-down and locally Steve Edwards, on, of all things WBEZ, is the best interviewer since John Callaway Does anybody anybody watch Chicago Tonight? The best debater I have witnessed since Hubert Humphrey is arch-liberal Alderman Joe Moore [49th] who can be convincing on all topics, even the ones where he is totally wrong: but he should be considered for prime-time politically by his party The greatest disappointment for a radio guest in my lifetime was Rep. Melissa Bean [8th] who gets away with murder with the incumbent factor, was so insecure on her maiden voyage on my WLS show that she had a staff aide sit by her side and riffle through DCCC Clifs Notes to help her Hey, its 11:10 p.m. and to bed.