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Tuesday, Sep 12, 2006

* Zinga goofs on airline profiling - Campaign manager blames his ‘poor briefing’

* SoS Ghost payroll scheme alleged. More here.

* Quote of the week: “People have laughed at me for years.” - Ald. Burt Natarus.

* I’m not sure if this is even on the air yet, or if it is whether there are any serious points behind it, but here is Christine Radogno’s TV ad, with a hat tip towards IlliniPundit.

* Ex-gov Walker: Ryan got a ’soft sentence’

* “Based on a statewide estimate, approximately 570,000 or about 11 percent of Illinois voters, don’t have a photo ID. This is consistent with other states. where estimates range from 5 percent to as high as 14 percent.”

* Coleman denies gifts got her to back consultant

* Judicial hellhole’ freezes over - Class actions halt after federal law, Illinois courts curb forum shopping

* Um, Denny? Either learn the words or turn off the mic?

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11 Comments
  1. - Skeeter - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 9:05 am:

    Charlie Johnson is saying that Zinga mispoke when she said what he told her to say?

    He wants to run campaigns and she wants to be in Congress?

    That looks like the frontrunner for Bad Political Move of 2006.


  2. - Robbie - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 10:49 am:

    I like all the debate that went into the ethics of her tour yesterday, and then she totally blows it by saying something stupid like that. Maybe if Charlie Johnston hadn’t wasted his friday posting on here he coul dhave briefed her better???


  3. - laughing stock - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 11:04 am:

    Natarus won’t be a laughing embarassment to Chicago much longer.


  4. - Left Leaner - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 11:36 am:

    That Sun-Times article has several other funny Natarus quotes. If nothing else, he’s at least entertaining.

    But will you people in the 42nd Ward PLEASE vote him off the City Council this year. He makes you look like idiots too!


  5. - Anon - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 12:08 pm:

    Isn’t Charlie Johnston the one who famously advised his candidate, Al Salvi, that Brady was a machine gun dealer or something like that?

    Charlie seems to be the man behind the man on a lot of questionable statements


  6. - Bill - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 12:43 pm:

    Was Shirley’s gift from Wal-Mart?


  7. - Skeeter - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 12:48 pm:

    Can some of the Republicans here provide some insight:

    Has Charlie Johnson ever won a campaign?

    It seems that he is a big part of the problem for Illinois Republicans. They keep hiring the same people and those people just are not very good at campaigning.

    Does he work cheap? Is that it?

    The flag stunt was a joke that got him limited local press, his statements here about “appeasers” were just strange, and now his defense of Zinga is that she did not parrot his words properly?

    Is Hare picking up Charlie’s salary, and if so, why not?


  8. - Scoop - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 1:36 pm:

    Ding, Ding, Ding…Skeeter nails it!!


  9. - Tom DeLay's Mom - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 2:02 pm:

    I think Zinga should be required to list that Springfield press conference as an in-kind donation to the Hare Campaign. What a moron.

    In the meantime, I think we’ve found an excellent Governor / Lt. Governor slate for the “GoofBall Party” in the 2010 General Election: Natarus / Zinga…and don’t worry Charlie Johnston, we’ll let you manage the race so you have the opportunity to continue to dive on-top of the daily PR grenades for them.

    Where do we find these idiots?


  10. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 12, 06 @ 7:30 pm:

    Skeeter:

    In answer to your questions,

    1.) No, Charlie Johnston has never won a campaign.
    2.) Charlie is a reason as to why Republicans lose campaigns. There are inexperienced candidates out there who think fast-talkers like Charlie are competent.
    3.) No, he does not work cheap. I looked up what he WAS making with McSweeney and it was somthing like $7K a month.
    4.) Good question.
    5.) Again, good question.

    A few days ago, it was asked why Charlie was spending so much time on here blogging, when he should be running the campaign. Charlie responded that it only took a few seconds to post and he had plenty of time to run the campaign.

    Obviously, this was not the case.

    Care to comment, Charlie?


  11. - Robbie - Wednesday, Sep 13, 06 @ 8:41 am:

    CJ posted his excuse over on Illinoize…


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