* I’ve received just two press releases about this hopefully thwarted terrorist plot. One was from Gov. Pat Quinn’s state office…
Statement from Governor Pat Quinn
CHICAGO – October 29, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today issued a statement regarding the terrorist threat to Chicago:
“Since learning that packages containing explosives were addressed to places of Jewish worship in Chicago, I have committed the full resources of the state of Illinois - working cooperatively with federal and local officials - to ensure the continued safety and security of everyone in our state.
I have been in touch with leaders of Illinois’ Jewish community and will remain in close communication with leaders of Illinois’ faith-based communities. My thoughts are with Illinois’ Jewish community, and I urge everyone to stand together in unity during this time.”
The other was from Republican congressional candidate Joel Pollack…
JOEL POLLAK CONDEMNS ATTEMPTED TERROR ATTACK–WILL SPEND SABBATH IN ROGERS PARK
NILES, IL–October, 29: Joel Pollak, Republican challenger in the 9th congressional district of Illinois, issued the following statement in response to Al Qaeda’s attempted terror attack against synagogues in Chicago:
“All Americans stand in solidarity against Al Qaeda. This evening, I will be staying in West Rogers Park to spend the Jewish Sabbath there, in solidarity with the people of the 9th congressional district who were the direct targets of Al Qaeda terror. We must not fear, and we must not stop fighting to eradicate the twin evils of terror and hatred.”
No, that’s not from The Onion. I swear.