Friday, February 23, 2007
Personal Asides: William (Bill Dock) Walls and Russ Stewart on Political Shootout More Spiritual Sons and Daughters.
Walls & Stewart.
Candidate for mayor of Chicago William (Bill Dock) Walls will be on Political Shootout Sunday along with ace journalist and political analyst Russ Stewart, lawyer and Nadig Newspaper columnist. Thats Sunday at 8 p.m. on WLS-AM (890). Walls is a far more feisty candidate for mayor than is Dorothy Brown, the Clerk of the Circuit Court. But he will have a tough time convincing Stewart that he will winwhich his advance notices claim.
Stewart will give his opinion on key aldermanic races in the city. His batting average is very good.
Spiritual Sons and Daughter.
Remember, they have to be young enough to qualify as progeny of a 78-year-old man.
Spiritual Son: Frank Penn, former Chicago police officer and decorated veteran of Vietnam. Erudite man of the people.
Spiritual Daughter: Jill Stanek, the heroic nurse who held a dying baby born live after a botched abortion and who drove the issue through the Congress which passed the Born Live bill which was signed by President Bush. Fearless fighter for the defenseless.
Spiritual Son: Jeff Berkowitz whose relentless questioning and thorough preparation on access cable TV puts most political analysts on major news outlets to shame.
Spiritual Son. Jack Higgins of the Sun-Times, the best political cartoonist of this era, easily ranking with the greats of all timeJohn T. McCutcheon, Cary Orr, Joseph Parrish, Vaughan Shoemaker
Spiritual Daughter. Christine Dudley, brilliant Republican counselor, moderate GOPer imbued with canny prescience.
Spiritual Daughter. Fran Spielman, the city hall correspondent of the Sun-Times whom I never met but whose workmanlike sagacity redeems the tabloid every single day of the week wherein she writes a good third of the political news of the paper and still ends her day by 5 p.m. after which shes home with her family.
Spiritual Son. Al Salvi, bright, deft lawyer, perspicacious former state lawmaker, ex-radio talk show host; expert on a hundred things. All this and a sense of humor as well.