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Friday, Mar 23, 2018

* From the Evanston paper

[Cook County Commissioner Larry] Suffredin himself noted that he defeated two candidates in his own primary — one 20 years old, the other 30.

“It’s good to see youth entering the party,” Suffredin said, “but it’s good to beat them as well.”

That made me laugh so much. I can just hear Larry saying that with his gentle voice and a smile. Classic.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

32 Comments
  1. - @misterjayem - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 7:33 am:

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2017

    – MrJM


  2. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 7:34 am:

    Larry S. is just another typical Illinois kleptocrats.


  3. - Old Time R - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 7:40 am:

    Another lobbyist by trade who serves his own interests first


  4. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 7:53 am:

    Has Larry ever voted against a county tax increase?


  5. - VanillaMan - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 8:20 am:

    Some people posting here can’t enjoy politics at all. Selfish.


  6. - @misterjayem - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 8:21 am:

    “Some people posting here can’t enjoy politics at all. Selfish.”

    LOL

    – MrJM


  7. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 8:26 am:

    Unfortunately Cook County just elected two more kleptocrats to the Board. Our future is not looking good.


  8. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 8:40 am:

    Larry has character and integrity. He explained to me his support of the soda tax, while I didn’t agree, his explanation was grounded on facts and evidence. We need more bright, grounded public servants like him.


  9. - Trapped B.B. the ‘burbs - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 8:41 am:

    That was me at 8:40, sorry


  10. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 8:54 am:

    Trapped, what was the reason? Cook County should be laser focused on controlling spending.


  11. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 8:56 am:

    Seriously, has Suffredin ever voted against a tax increase?


  12. - Century Club - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:08 am:

    #sorrynotsorry as the youngsters would say


  13. - PublicServant - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:09 am:

    Ron, why do you torture yourself (and us) by staying in the kleptocrat nirvana of Illinois?

    I’m thinking of starting a GoFundMe to get you the one way ticket. Anyone in?


  14. - JoanP - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:13 am:

    ==https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2017==

    That amused me, because that word was coined in the 1960s, when I was still a youth.


  15. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:30 am:

    I love Chicago, why should I allow the worst government in the nation destruloy my life?


  16. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:31 am:

    I want Illinois to be a great place for everyone not just pols and public workers.


  17. - Scott Fawell's Cellmate - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:31 am:

    Love me some Suffredin.

    With 5 new Commissioners and continuing budget challenges, the Cook County Board needs institutional knowledge and creative thinking now more than ever.


  18. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:32 am:

    So has Larry ever voted against a county tax increase?


  19. - A guy - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:32 am:

    Nice light post….Clobbered by the crew who always see the glass half…no, all the way empty.


  20. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:33 am:

    Tax increases are creative?


  21. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:34 am:

    Cook County lost 20,000 people last year.


  22. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:44 am:

    Larry is one of the best at his trade and a upstanding guy. Rare combo these days.


  23. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:47 am:

    What makes him so good?


  24. - Amalia - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:48 am:

    Larry is a very nice guy.


  25. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 9:51 am:

    I’m sure he is nice. But what makes him so good as a county board member?


  26. - Board Watcher - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 10:12 am:

    He is a peach of a guy, but what makes him a good commissioner? Tax Increase after Tax Increase isn’t my definition of a good county commissioner. What he is excellent at, is getting the Trib Editorial Board to constantly give him a free pass over his pro tax increase voting record. They hammer other commissioners on any tax increase yet justify his.


  27. - Chicago_Downstater - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 10:27 am:

    That made me guffaw. That sounds just like something my jokester of a dad would say. He sounds like a very relatable guy & that goes a long way to getting votes…whether you agree with his policies or not.

    It’s politics, not civics.


  28. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 10:59 am:

    Public Servant and others, I know just the fellow who may provide Ron a place to land in Arizona. Certainly a kindred spirit and fellow deep thinker.


  29. - Trapped in the ‘burbs - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 11:42 am:

    There is empirical data to support a direct link between the adverse effects of sugar and hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs to the county. Similar to the impact of tabbaco use. While I didn’t think the way the tax was implemented was anything other than Toni Preckwinkle thoughtlessly imposing
    her will, he had legimate reasons. Curiously, two of the commissioners that led the fight to repeal the tax, Boykin and Fritchey, were targeted and defeated. While I disagreed with Larry on his soda tax position, I respected his thoughtful and principled position.


  30. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 12:45 pm:

    Why not reduce the sales tax and to offset the soda tax then? I’m all for that.


  31. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 12:46 pm:

    I hate Arizona.


  32. - Ron - Friday, Mar 23, 18 @ 12:46 pm:

    Way too many right wingers.


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