Friday, June 4, 2010

Joel Pollak On The Blago Trial And Jan Schakowsky

Joel Pollak wrote yet another great piece for, this one is about the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and how U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky is tip toeing around it. It's fascinating, well-written stuff, and Pollak details how The Schak and her criminal husband Bob Creamer are up to their necks in the Blago Stink. Pollak is running against Schakowsky for Congress in the 9th District of Illinois, but that doesn't change the fact that what he wrote is worthy of the front page of any major newspaper today. Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich starts his federal trial today. And the Illinois Democrats who clung to his coattails for years are desperate to pretend they don’t know him. Back in 2003, Rep. Jan Schakowsky proclaimed of Blago: “He really is very smart. I don’t laugh at the idea [of his running for President] at all.” She added that when he walked into a room, “there was this crackle of electricity. Everyone wanted to touch him.” That electricity prompted Rep. Schakowsky to donate $28,000 to Blago’s campaigns for governor. Her husband, convicted felon and political strategist Robert Creamer, made $541,000 helping Blago get elected in 2002. She lobbied him heavily in November 2008 in the hope that he would appoint her to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Barack Obama, and is thought to be “Senate Candidate 3” in the original criminal complaint. Read the Full Article at