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Monday, Jul 19, 2010

* From a Scott Lee Cohen press release…


Knifing hookers exempted, of course.

* Speaking of hookers

Villa Park police raided a “spray tan spa” Friday afternoon and arrested six people suspected of engaging in prostitution a day after a patron of the place told investigators that the business was supplying sex as well as tanning services, according to Villa Park Detective Sgt. Dan McCann. […]

The business came to the attention of police in February after the Tribune reported that a convicted prostitute who was the ex-girlfriend of Scott Lee Cohen, then the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, had worked for the operation when it was based in Glenview under the name Eden Spa.

Expect a press release soon: “Scott Lee Cohen boasts natural tan, cleans up crime!”

* Cohen’s enthusiasm knows no bounds. He recently trumpeted an endorsement from a tiny newspaper…

Kankakee City News Says Cohen Best for African American Voters

Chicago - Within two-days of being officially qualified for the November ballot, Scott Lee Cohen, received even better news when the Kankakee City News presented Cohen with its endorsement for Governor of Illinois.

“Needless to say, this has been a very good week for our campaign”, says Cohen. “I am honored to receive this prestigious endorsement from such a well-respected, African-American owned newspaper.”

In throwing it’s endorsement and considerable influence behind Cohen’sIndependent campaign for Governor of Illinois, the Kankakee City News and its Editor, James Taylor, explained that Cohen “best reflects the interests of the Illinois African-American electorate.” The newspaper’s endorsement went on to explain that Cohen is the only candidate in the race who “understands the many challenges facing Illinois residents in today’s economic environment.”

The paper has also endorsed Mark Kirk and Adam Kinzinger. It went with Kirk Dillard in the GOP gubernatorial primary. The only people to ever cover those endorsements were right of center blogs and the campaigns themselves.

* And then there’s this

Scott Lee Cohen, the affluent Chicago pawnbroker who is running for governor as an independent, might seem an unlikely candidate to receive financial backing from a Cook County judge. […]

Mr. Cohen apparently impressed Anthony Lynn Burrell, a Cook County judge who made three contributions totaling $650 to Mr. Cohen’s campaign committee, Citizens for Scott Lee Cohen. Mr. Burrell’s donations, on Aug. 12 and Aug. 14, 2009, were made public in an amendment to a 2009 campaign finance report filed Monday.

Mr. Burrell declined to comment.

Illinois judges are required by the state’s judicial code of conduct to “refrain from inappropriate political activity” but are not prohibited from making political contributions.

From the Chicago Bar Association, which rated Burrell as “Not recommended for retention” in 2008…

Judge Anthony Burrell is “Not Recommended” for retention as a Circuit Court Judge. Judge Burrell was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1989 and elected to the Circuit Court in 2002. Judge Anthony Burrell has problems with punctuality and absences. In addition, Judge Burrell is poorly organized which affects his ability to run a high volume courtroom.

Maybe he should join the Cohen campaign.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:16 pm:

    Other notable headlines for “The People’s Candidate” Scott Leee Cohen:

    Cohen Boasts ‘Ginzo Knives’ as Sponsor of 1st Funder

    First Wives Club Mute on Cohen

    Cohen Gets Nod from TV Show “Cheaters”, Episode - ‘My Girlfriend is NOT a prostitute … is she?”

    Massage Parlors Refuse to ‘Scratch Back’ of Cohen, Hold Back Endorsement - ‘Therapists’ still ‘Tricky’ - Undecided

    Cohen Plans to Cut Through on Paper Endorsements

  2. - Montrose - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:21 pm:

    * From Illinois residents’ press release…


  3. - Niles Township - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:22 pm:


    Great one. I vote that the comments to this post end with that one. It can’t get any better.

  4. - Cincinnatus - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:27 pm:

    “Expect a press release soon: ‘Scott Lee Cohen boasts natural tan, cleans up crime!’”

    With Obamacare’s new tanning tax, Scott is obviously for increasing revenues…

  5. - Irish - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:28 pm:

    Montrose@3:21 pm - Which one ? LOL

  6. - HatShopGirl - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:39 pm:

    Irish @ 3:28pm, I second that emotion! With all the millions of people in Illinois IS THIS really the BEST we can do for leadership?

  7. - Responsa - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:45 pm:

    Has there been a camera crew following SLC around? Is he perhaps secretly doing a TV reality show about politics and running for office? Have there been any Borat sightings in Illinois?

  8. - Wumpus - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:50 pm:

    Rich, I am tired of you not giving SLCohen a fair shot.

  9. - siriusly - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:51 pm:

    Good one Responsa!

    I wonder if “Independent Scott Lee Cohen” is actually an anagram for “International Star Sasha Baron Cohen”

  10. - siriusly - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:53 pm:

    Come on Wumpus, this blog is for educated people who know about elections and such. The guy is clearly a joke, I can only assume your post is also.

  11. - And I Approved This Message - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 3:55 pm:

    I’m grateful that Scott Lee only wants to get rid of “senseless” violence. The other kinds are still OK.

  12. - Obamarama - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 4:02 pm:

    ===I’m grateful that Scott Lee only wants to get rid of “senseless” violence. The other kinds are still OK.===

    You’re focusing on the wrong part. It is time for it to END. It was cool before, but not now. It is no longer fashionable. So cut it out already, with the violence and stuff. Just stick to the steroids to get your kicks.

  13. - John Bambenek - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 4:04 pm:

    I think you are all not getting the picture with SLC. He knows he can’t win. He’s in it to cost Quinn the election. He’s got enough money to get a few points, and with this race in this environment, a few points will make or break it for Quinn.

  14. - Small Town Liberal - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 4:14 pm:

    - He’s got enough money to get a few points -

    First of all, that may be a stretch, money doesn’t cancel out knifing hooker girlfriends. Second, who says he’ll be taking votes from Quinn alone? His no tax increase position might draw some of the anti-incumbent right if it draws anyone at all.

  15. - JeffTrigg - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 4:42 pm:

    I’d live to invite people to watch Cohen and others at the debate earlier this month.

    Its like giving children to candy.

  16. - Robert - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 4:54 pm:

    apologies if I missed this discussion: why did quinn drop the challenge to his petitions?

  17. - JeffTrigg - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 5:08 pm:

    Robert, because Quinn would have lost and they would have had to pull even more state employees from their public service jobs to go do campaign work the petition challenge. State employees in Pennsylvania have started going to jail for working on petition challenges illegally. Why take the risk?

  18. - Living in Oklahoma - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 5:31 pm:

    Scott Lee Cohen. Obviously the less successful of the Cohen Brothers.

  19. - Obamarama - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 7:26 pm:


    What a gem. SLC’s “answer” about pensions at 64:30 is an instant classic. He is completely lost. One of my favorite clips ever.

    “I wish I had all the answers, but I don’t.”

  20. - Wumpus - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 7:49 pm:

    Sirisly, yes I am joking. I am having a little fun as people always say Riccardo gives Kirk a hard time.

  21. - agent2225 - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 8:27 pm:

    I’m voting for Scott Lee Cohen. At least he can pawn surplus state property and give the state some revenue. Haven’t heard any ideas from the other two to solve this mess.

  22. - Patrick McDonough - Monday, Jul 19, 10 @ 9:44 pm:

    I really thought you get offended with snark. Judge Anthony Burrell works with the community and suffers from cancer. Did you should make some rude comments when Carlos Hernandez Gomez missed work? Judge Burrell is a host of “Have gavel will Travel and Chicago Clout. He works ill. I am not speaking on the Judges behalf. Now you know the rest of the story. Rich, you have the best website in Chicago. Please lay off Judge Burrell. Thanks.

  23. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 20, 10 @ 8:28 am:

    I didn’t know judges made contributions to partisan candidates. Patrick, the judge’s contributions to Cohen were his doing and speak volumes. Peddle your self-righteousness elsewhere.

  24. - Oswego Joe - Tuesday, Jul 20, 10 @ 8:46 am:

    Scott Cohen had a “listening tour” meeting with Yorkville’s mayor yesterday and was reported in the Beacon News. Given the odd decisions that mayor makes I can assume Cohen will be able to add another endorsement to his quiver in no time.

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