Monday, April 20, 2009
Peraica Demands Stroger Resign
Cook County Board member Tony Peraica is calling for board president Todd Stroger to resign immediately. Peraica, a Republican, says Democrat Stroger should step down in light of numerous hiring scandals. "The corruption he said he was going to root out," Peraica told Fox Chicago, "has continued unabated." See the video at Fox Chicago. Stroger, like former Governor Rod Blagojevich, has been empowered by local Democrats. Many still support him. In November, 2006, Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn noted that Obama and Durbin were among Stroger's staunchest supporters: Obama's staff released a profoundly disheartening letter to voters this week in which Obama, joined by Sen. Dick Durbin, endorsed Cook County Board presidential candidate Todd Stroger. The letter, which puffs lots of hot air into the saggy balloon of Stroger's legislative resume, refers to him as "a good progressive Democrat" who will "lead us into a new era of Cook County government." Full Column, Chicago Tribune... The "good progressive" Todd Stroger has given us a string of entertaining scandals, the nation's highest sales tax, fiscal lunacy and a budget deficit bigger than the entire GDP of some nations. It's so bad that some communities in Cook County are seriously considering secession. It's time for Stroger himself to seceed from Cook County. RELATED: Todd Stroger Can't Win (Nor Should He) - NBC Chicago Todd Stroger: I'm Running Again - NBC Chicago Yes Virginia, there is a Crook County - Chicago Daily Herald Stroger Cousin Donna Dunnings Resigns... - Huffington Post Stroger defends decision to hire cousin as CFO 2 ... - ABC7 Chicago Obama magically unstained by grime of Chicago Way - Chicago Tribune Reform Cook County CommieBama Hats and More Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Follow ChiNewsBench on Twitter!