Thursday morning wrap-up, Part 2
Thursday, Oct 28, 2004
Alan Keyes’ denial, or dishonesty, about his upcoming thumping borders on the pathological:
Media polls like the one showing him significantly trailing Democratic opponent Barack Obama are rarely accurate, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes said Wednesday.
Yeah, about 20 to 30 percent of them.
Keyes also had a few not-so-nice words about Illinois reporters:
“I have not been impressed with the standard of journalism in the state of Illinois,” he said. “I think it’s a disgrace to the people of this state that you all don’t do your jobs very well. You’ve got work to do because you’re not up to snuff.”
Any major party candidate who is trailing his opponent by 40 to 50 points less than a week before election day has no standing to tell anyone else that they suck at their jobs.
Here’s another media mention of the governor’s recent appearance in Elgin that barely drew a crowd:
Last week, the state’s most powerful Democrat, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, visited a county Democratic fund-raiser in Elgin, the first visit of his administration.
File this one under Oops:
Some state workers at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation are not only losing their jobs - they’re also in danger of becoming victims of identity theft.
Meanwhile, the State Journal-Register didn’t post Bernie Schoenburg’s column on its website this morning.