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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

* Illinois Review

On August break, Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock and representatives of the Global Poverty Project in New York visited with USAID/India representatives, who led a tour of sanitation improvements in a Delhi slum settlement Tuesday. The location is one of 200 slum settlements throughout India being supported by Health of the Urban Poor activities that provide water and sanitation improvement and awareness at Chanakyapuri.

Schock also met with India’s new Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

I spoke to a group of contractors last week in Peoria. Schock spoke after me, so I stuck around. He gave some incredibly thoughtful answers to some difficult questions that went beyond the usual Beltway Speak crud.

Anyway, I thought you might wanna know that before you begin your humorous rants. Not that it will probably matter anyway, but, you know, just sayin…

- Posted by Rich Miller        


45 Comments
  1. - Jimmy - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:11 am:

    I know, I know, have you tried power crunches?


  2. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:15 am:

    “You should see how well Peoria’s economy was fixed with riverboat gambling!”


  3. - Roadbuilder - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:17 am:

    “I think I spoke with you on the phone last week. Aren’t you Sanjay from Dell technical support?”


  4. - OneMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:17 am:

    I follow you on twitter…


  5. - too obvious - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:17 am:

    Thank you for keeping your shirt on Aaron.


  6. - corvax - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:18 am:

    Thanks for the name of your tailor, Mr. Prime Minister. Can’t wait to get me one of those cool vests!


  7. - dupage dan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:19 am:

    Where’s the Nehru jacket? I thought everyone wore those over here.


  8. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:21 am:

    “You speak English!”


  9. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:22 am:

    “Cool vest! Reminds me of the seat covers on my dad’s ‘57 Chevy!”


  10. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:22 am:

    “We have a state east of Illinois, named after India.”


  11. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:24 am:

    “I’ve been a big fan of the TV show, “Outsourced”, so I’m quite familiar with your country!”


  12. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:26 am:

    “Would you know Mr. Patel, who owns the old Ramada Inn in Bartonville?”


  13. - Mittuns - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:27 am:

    That’s a firm handshake, bro. Do you lift?


  14. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:28 am:

    “My mom says we’re part Cherokee Indian, so we might be related!”


  15. - Mittuns - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:28 am:

    Tan and taupe checkered vests are soooo hot right now.


  16. - Anon - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:29 am:

    Prime Minister: “The Supreme Court of India has upheld the illegality of same-sex sex.”


  17. - Rahm'sMiddleFinger - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:29 am:

    Senator Trotter, is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?


  18. - Mittuns - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:30 am:

    Bro, didn’t you invent Jurassic Park?

    Bro, what self-tanner do you use? It’s fab.


  19. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:31 am:

    “I’m here to see one of the banks Rauner uses.”


  20. - DS Politico - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:31 am:

    “I was almost Governor of Illinois…but I passed.”


  21. - Mittuns - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:35 am:

    Woah, dude. Are you Christoph Waltz? You’ve aged, man. Must be from helping all those slaves get their freedom.


  22. - Loop Lady - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:35 am:

    you have wisdom, I also have beauty…


  23. - Concerned - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:37 am:

    Schock: “I thought you were fabulous in “The Hundred Foot Journey.”


  24. - Stones - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:43 am:

    “Greetings Mr. Prime Minister. Where did you pick up that vest?”


  25. - anonymoose - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:44 am:

    “To sit in solemn silence on a dull, dark dock
    in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock
    awaiting the presentation of a short, Aaron Schock.” PM Shri Narendra Modi quoting from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Mikado.”


  26. - Gooner - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:48 am:

    Not to digress from the contest, but it is worth clicking on the IR link to read the IR comment on their story.

    One IR reading is very upset that the U.S. gives aid to non-Christian nations.

    The comments here are worth reading for the substance. The IR comments are worth reading for the humor.


  27. - JP - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:51 am:

    Indian PM: So Aaron, this is the 48th country you’ve visited on a junket or CODEL? Congratulations! You’re a quarter of the way to visiting every country in the world.


  28. - MrJM - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:56 am:

    “Congratulations on being cleared on multiple charges that you initiated and condoned the deadly
    2002 Gujarat riots.”

    “Congratulations on your abs.”

    – MrJM


  29. - Madison - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 9:57 am:

    We are seeking to outsource the blog “Capitol Fax”
    Would you be willing to interview for a programming position via Skype?


  30. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:00 am:

    AS: no this isn’t the first time I’ve been in the Region…no, before I was a Congressman, I was a Looper…A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I’m a pro jock when I get to this Muni course in the Himalayas and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald…striking. So, I’m on the first tee with him. I give him the driver, he hauls off and whacks one- big hitter, the Lama- long, into a ten-thousand foot crevice, right at the base of this glacier. And do you know what the Lama says? “Gunga galunga…gunga- gunga lagunga.” So we finish the eighteenth and he’s gonna stiff me. And I say, “Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?” And he says, “Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.” So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.

    Is the Lama here, I want to thank him again..


  31. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:15 am:

    Yes, there is something you can help me with. I’ve been looking everywhere and I can’t seem to find a nice steak house around here.


  32. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:19 am:

    “I really like that. Do you think they have it in a 38 Athletic Cut?”


  33. - Excessively Rabid - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:21 am:

    let’s cook….


  34. - Boone's is Back - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:48 am:

    “I’d like to talk to you about creating a new PAC…”


  35. - Spliff - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 10:52 am:

    AS: “Do you know Apu? When I was a state rep in Springfield I use to stop by his Quik-e-mart all the time for a slurpy!”


  36. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    “Mr. Prime Minister, I can’t help but notice you’re wearing an $18 Walmart wrist watch.”


  37. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 11:33 am:

    PM: “That thing on the wall? It’s the headboard from Gandhi’s bed. When that dude wasn’t fasting, he was one bodacious power napper.”


  38. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 11:35 am:

    “Uh, Mr. Prime Minister, do you think after touring the sanitation plant that we can wait a while before having lunch?”


  39. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 11:40 am:

    “Aaron, I’ve been watching American country music videos and all the hip dudes are sporting the scruffy beard look. You ought to try it, man.”


  40. - jocko - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 11:59 am:

    That’s some grip! How much do you bench?


  41. - zatoichi - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 12:12 pm:

    Yes, I got this watch from your Gov. Rauner when he visited last year to start a company. Why?


  42. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 1:38 pm:

    “Hello Mr. Prime Minister!”

    “And greetings to you, Mr. Pretty Boy!”


  43. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    “Okay, Mr. Prime Minister. You get me the part in Bollywood’s next Hercules movie and I find funding for your Curried Pork Rind franchise. Have we got a deal?”


  44. - Spiney Norman - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    You’ll put your eye out kid……….HO, HO, HO.


  45. - siriusly - Thursday, Aug 28, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    “Hello Prime Minister”
    “It is an honor to meet you Mister Neil Patrick Harris!”


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