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  •  Explain to me (2+ / 0-)
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    Susan from 29, James Kresnik

    how they would exercise this alleged "choice." Believe me, I know Chicago politics going back 50 years and I don't see how this could happen.

    Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

    by anastasia p on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 11:47:58 AM PST

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    •  well look at what happened to the few... (2+ / 0-)
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      Betty Pinson, flitedocnm

      ...people who tried, but didn't get on.  They faced expensive petition challengs in front of a biased election board.  Only those with the money or connections to ward bosses could get petitions filled.  if I do recall there were even cases of violence on petion passers, but i think that was for a council seat.  I could remember incorrectly though.

      For gods sake if rahm wasn't even really a resident of Chicago and had to take it to the favorable courts to get put on the ballot and he was the favorite.

      We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

      by delver rootnose on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 02:25:37 PM PST

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    •  Chicago politcs works the way it works (4+ / 0-)

      because the people of Chicago accept it.

      "All other choices required both intelligence and hard work" /= "There were no other choices".

      Fear is your only God.

      by JesseCW on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 02:51:41 PM PST

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