Mark Kirk doesn’t even know where the line is
Thursday, Apr 16, 2009
* Congressman Mark Kirk is apparently a wee bit upset with the governor’s tax hike proposal…
Perhaps someone who hasn’t yet lost his or her mind in the Illinois GOP could advise this distinguished gentleman to turn it down a notch or two?
Seriously. What the heck? I mean, I’ve heard of dogwhistling the base, but that was like a foghorn in a library. I thought Kirk was supposed to be a moderate? He sounds a bit like Alan Keyes on meth. Or maybe Rod Blagojevich before he was hampered by federal bail restrictions.
I certainly hope his “shooting” comment wasn’t indicative of the sort of statewide campaign we can expect from him. We just got rid of one crazy guv. I’m not sure I could take another one so soon.
* Afterthought: Alexi Giannoulias raised over a million bucks in a month and Kirk raised almost 700 large in a quarter. Campaign contribution caps are really keeping the money out of DC politics, aren’t they? Sorry. Couldn’t resist.
* Meanwhile, as I told you the other day, DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom is considering a bid for governor…
Besides the tax issue, there’s also all those campaign contributions from people who do bidness in the county, developers and the like. This probably won’t be the most favorable environment for him, but he’s ready to move on, so here he comes.