* Have two of central Illinois’ congressmen gone a bit batty? Check out this Ray LaHood story…
Sources familiar with Bradley University’s presidential search said committee members will be interviewing finalists very soon, and U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood is not one of them.
LaHood, meanwhile, said Tuesday he still hasn’t decided whether to apply for the position, even though he said a month ago that he was interested and suspended his congressional fundraising while he weighed his options.
“I’m still considering the decision,” said LaHood, a Peoria Republican.
Asked how that could be, given that the search committee has selected its finalists to be interviewed shortly at an out-of-town location, LaHood responded, “I just told you where I’m at with it.”
The congressman also declined to confirm that he was not one of the people being interviewed.
* And now, John Shimkus…
“When I taught government and history,” Shimkus added, “by definition, what is the best form of government, the most simple, is a compassionate monarchy - a monarchy that loves and respects its citizens and … is able to make easy decisions without the weight of a bureaucracy we’d have to fund.”
One applies for a job telepathically, and the other believes that relying on the good graces of a single monarch is the “best form of government.” What’s up with these two? Has being in the minority caused them to flip their lids? Discuss.