Andy Martin asks: What is wrong with Republican State Senator Kirk Dillard?
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WHAT IS WRONG WITH REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR KIRK DILLARD?
ANGLING FOR A JOB FROM BARRY OBAMA?
OR JUST PLAIN GULLIBLE?
(CHICAGO)(June 16, 2007) Republican State Senator Kirk Dillard is a thoroughly decent, intelligent and normally sensible public official. But he gets all gooey where senate Barack Obama is concerned. And this time Dillard may have crossed the line between bipartisan friendship and sheer loopiness. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Obama-Big-Leap.html
Public officials, of course, do develop respect and admiration, and friendships, on city councils, in legislatures and in government. That’s normal and healthy. Unlike some people, we don’t settle our differences with guns. We work hard to compromise, accommodate and reach consensus. Democracy requires compromise, even if some conservatives don’t always want to admit it.
But Dillard’s “bipartisanship” is lately rising to a screwy level. He is quoted today as stating “I would not lose a night’s sleep worrying about my young children’s future if Senator [Barack] Obama were my president…he would probably surround himself…with exceptionally experienced people.”
Who has Obama surrounded himself with? The sultans of sleaze of the Democratic Party in Illinois. Mayor Richie Daley? State Senator Emil Jones, who thinks every government job should belong to one of his relatives? Alexi Giannoulias, the Chicago Crime Syndicate’s representative in Springfield? Dorothy Tillman, the race-baiting White-hating former Alderperson? Tod Stroger, who is also shamelessly looting local government?
What was Dillard thinking?
And what about the current the clown prince of corruption in Chicago, indicted influence peddler Tony Rezko, concerning whom Obama refused to speak with reporters from the New York Times this week? Rezko helped financed the Obama family’s estate in Chicago.
What was/is Dillard thinking? Or as Dillard’s BFF Barry Obama might say, “Whassup?”
Dillard wants to put Obama in charge of nuclear defense? Middle East wars? The energy crisis? Welfare? Dillard is comfortable entrusting these crises to Obama? Entrusting his children’s future? Is Dillard going completely nuts?
Kirk, we hardly knew ye.
Is Dillard thinking of switching parties? It sure seems like it.
Does anyone have an answer or explanation for Dillard’s bizarre comments and behavior? He owes us one.
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