“Kosher” Schakowsky: Still AIPAC’s Number One Darling by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
20 October, 2010

Fierce Competition Between Two Jewish Candidates in Chicago

According to the latest reports the degree of allegiance to Israel and its lobby has taken center stage in two Chicago election campaigns for a congressional seat. As far as the two candidates, the incumbent Jan Schakowsky and the Republican Joel Pollak, are concerned, this race and the issues are not about the tanking economy, over a trillion of dollars in deficit or unemployment, neither it is about our disastrous state of civil liberties, quagmire state of our wars, or speedily declining foreign standing and dignity. No.  The number one issue for both candidates is the level of allegiance to the State of Israel, the approval rating from Israel’s number one US lobby AIPAC, and the degree of religiosity in Judaism. The main question and top competition arena in Schakowsky v. Pollak is ‘Who does and will do more and better to represent and protect the Jewish interest?’ And so far our current representative, Ms. Jan Schakowsky seems to be way ahead (the emphasis are all mine;-):
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Chicago! Not the Musical, but the Action-Suspense Docudrama! by Sibel Edmonds

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by Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
30 December 2009

The Star Power of Chicago: A President, a Chief of Staff, a Governor, a Mayor, a Criminal Convict Creamer, a Dumb or Charlatan Congresswoman, a Political Fundraiser, a Political System Termite…What a Play this would make!

Chicago’s governing style and practices have been consistently characterized as criminal and corrupt since the days of the prohibition-era gangster, Al Capone. Last year Daniel Elgber wrote an interesting piece on this same topic titled ‘Why is Chicago so Corrupt?’

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan received a sentence of six and a half years in prison on Wednesday, after being convicted on charges of racketeering, mail fraud, filing false tax returns, and lying to investigators. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that in the last three decades, at least 79 local elected officials have been convicted of a crime, including three governors, one mayor, and a whopping 27 aldermen from the Windy City. What makes Chicago so corrupt?

Elgber then goes on to provide some context, historical background, and past parallels with other cities. He points to a few possible factors behind this windy city’s continuous struggle with chronic political corruption:
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Illinois Citizens Deserve Corrupt Government by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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www.foavc.org
December 12, 2008

The current Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich, recently charged with crimes by the federal government, just follows in the footsteps of previous convicted Illinois governors and a huge number of other Illinois officials convicted of crimes.  What is remarkable is that in the 2008 election Illinois voters had the opportunity to recognize that they needed to use their constitutional convention opportunity to reform state government.  They voted not to use it.

Which raises the question: How stupid or brainwashed are most Illinois citizens?

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Fitzgerald: No evidence Obama knew of Blagojevich’s scheme (updated)

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By Marisa Taylor
McClatchy Newspapers
December 9, 2008

WASHINGTON — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges of trying to trade President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat for a lucrative job in the future Obama administration.

Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor who brought the charges, described the allegations against Blagojevich as a “political corruption crime spree,” but emphasized that he had no evidence Obama was aware of the scheme.

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via McClatchy Washington Bureau | 12/09/2008 | Fitzgerald: No evidence Obama knew of Blagojevich’s scheme.

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Probe of IL governor touches Tribune reporting, editorials

Nick Juliano
The Raw Story
Tuesday December 9, 2008

Blagojevich tried to axe pro-impeachment editors, paper held some reports on probe

Chicago’s largest newspaper has become a peripheral piece of the scandal enveloping Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The FBI alleges that the Democratic governor wanted to get some Chicago Tribune editors fired after they argued for his impeachment, and the paper acknowledged that it had withheld some damaging stories about Blagojevich’s shady dealings at the request of federal prosecutors.

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via The Raw Story | Probe of IL governor touches Tribune reporting, editorials.

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FEDS ARREST ILLINOIS GOVERNOR!

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