Thursday, January 4, 2007
Personal Asides: Political Trivia Question Jack Roeser and Dorothy Brown Kick Off `07 on WLSs Political Shootout.
Without search engines, who was the last African American to seek a major party nomination for president?
Jack and Dorothy.
After a two-week Christmas-New Years hiatus, Political Shootout on WLS-AM (890) resumes with two four-star guests Jack Roeser, often called Illinois Super-Conservative (no relation to me) an engineering genius, a progressive re-builder of decayed areas in Carpentersville where his Otto Engineering is located a philanthropist of countless charities which he declines to name a far-sighted advocate of educational reform in the inner-cities and elsewhere
a generous contributor to political campaigns who unlike many has no pecuniary axe to grind but who insists on integrity-filled performance from those he endorses a political reformer a wiry sailor who captained a team that won the grueling Mackinac Island sailing race and which continues to compete all this and a captivating story-teller who can produce better-than-average dialect stories including ones with Irish brogue. This will be Jacks maiden voyage on Political Shootout. His views are of major importance as the Illinois Republican party seeks to rebuild after a catastrophic campaign season of 2006.
He will be joined by Dorothy Brown who is vitally interested in a major campaign of 2007 the personable and vigorous Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook county, a lawyer and MBA, who has taken on the enormous task of running for mayor of Chicago against Richard M. Daley. A woman of great articulation and vision, this will be the second time she appears on Shootout. Recently she has mounted an aggressive criticism of the current city administrationpointing out short-comings and opportunities she hopes to capitalize upon if elected.