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Madigan: Umholz has been “very nice”

Thursday, Sep 28, 2006

This little nugget was buried way down in the piece but is more than just a little bizarre.

During an appearance Wednesday in front of the Peoria Journal Star editorial board, [Attorney General Lisa] Madigan also was asked about her campaign’s investigation into [Republican opponent Stu] Umholtz’s office. This summer, a Democratic Party staffer requested documents from the Tazewell County state’s attorney’s office.

When asked what was found, Madigan shrugged her shoulders, smiled and said, “Stu’s been very nice, and we hope none of that has to be used.”

She declined to elaborate.

I wonder if Umholz realizes that Madigan’s statement makes him look like a tool.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

13 Comments
  1. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 9:20 am:

    Madigan’s statements don’t make Umholz look like a tool. Umholz looks like a tool because he is a tool — of the GOP. The last thing the Republican Party wanted to do was put up a credible campaign against Lisa Madigan and encourage Mike Madigan to put on a full court press like he did in 2002 to turn out Democrats all over the state.


  2. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 9:23 am:

    You mean, you wonder if Umholz realizes that the way Madigan’s statement was reported, makes him look like a tool.

    No, he doesn’t, by the way.


  3. - HoosierDaddy - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 9:25 am:

    Makes Stuie look like a tool, yep… but makes Madigan look Machiavellian.. kind of like the White Witch in Narnia… “be a good little boy, Stuie, and we won’t have to use all of those nasty things!”


  4. - Tom - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 9:25 am:

    Rich–stop trying to throw gasoline on a fire. Stu can’t win. No reason to have the poor guy go out on a limb just cause you need something to write about. Knock it off.


  5. - ace - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 10:12 am:

    Just call him Stanley from now on. Tools are good for “fixing” things.


  6. - One Man Can Make A Difference - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 11:25 am:

    Madigan shrugged her shoulders, smiled and said, “Stu’s been very nice, and we hope none of that has to be used.”

    Is the Illinois Attorney General ignoring and covering corruption in a States Attorney’s office for political reasons and blackmaleing the State’s Attorney with the information for political reasons?

    WOW—-Government Corruption is at it’s worst


  7. - fedup dem - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 12:40 pm:

    The previous commenters have assumed that the supposed hidden information deals with some sort of criminal action within the office of the Tazewell County State’s Attorney. However it is possible that Attorney General Madigan was implying that she hoped it would not be neccessary to reveal information showing how much of a mope Umholtz is (in part because that assessment is pretty evident already).


  8. - Anonymous - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 1:38 pm:

    Come on, people. Her campaign was doing run-of-the-mill political opposition research. It wasn’t her state office.


  9. - Anonymous - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 3:51 pm:

    My God, she’s become her dad.


  10. - Animous - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 4:46 pm:

    It appears that Ms. Powerbroker is keeping a little black book of fun information out of the public spotlight.

    Makes you wonder what “goods” she’s holding over the governor’s office…


  11. - Minion - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 6:16 pm:

    YDD has it exactly correct. Stu is a tool-of the hopeless GOP. Big deal.


  12. - Troy News Guy - Thursday, Sep 28, 06 @ 10:40 pm:

    Wait a minute…there’s a Republican nominee for attorney general? That’s news to me!


  13. - Beowulf - Friday, Sep 29, 06 @ 8:06 am:

    Lisa did not do a very good job of “thinking” before speaking. About the time we get to believing that here is “finally” a political type that is above the normal political mud smearing that we have come to expect in Illinois politics, Lisa comes out with a “dumb statement” like this one. “What was she thinking of?”

    I assume her implication is that Stu Umholtz is guilty of improprieties in his political office? That is how most reasonable people would interpret her statement. This statement “boomerangs” on Lisa Madigan because it also implies that she is withholding pertinent information on Stu or his office for her own political devices. I think Lisa is a decent individual that has been hanging around too many of the other political low lifes recently. Their character flaws seem to perhaps be rubbing off on her.

    “When you lie down with dogs, you increase the odds of getting up with fleas.”


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