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  •  What about Niel? (7+ / 0-)

    Is he just too busy making money ripping off public education?

    He'll be hailed as a great educator when he runs for something.

    •  Politico's clearly overreaching, trying (5+ / 0-)

      to become web's NYT or something.

      The problem - they pull some stuff right from their asses on a daily basis. Their staff just not bright enough.

      •  It's not a distinctively Dem disease, (7+ / 0-)

        but it is an ugly predilection of both parties, and there may be reasons that Dems have it worse (the GOP is more likely to have the funding to overcome lack of name recognition.)

        But we do have it worse.  You forgot the Udalls in the Senate; you forgot Evan Bayh; you forgot Byrd and Rockefeller.  There may be others, and there may be some GOP sons of someone, but I don't know them as well and didn't recognize any.

        You forgot that virtually everyone mentioned in the Blagojevich scandel is an hidalgo (Spanish for 'son of someone') -- Lisa Madigan, daughter of speaker of the house; Blags himself, son-in-law of powerful Chicago pol; Daley fils; Dan Hynes (another Senate prospect) son of powerful former tax official in Cook Co.

        It's hard to get elected as a Dem in Illinois unless you inherit.  There are some prominent, respected counterexamples.  But most of the worst aspects of our party come from the hidalgos -- Rostenkowski was an hidalgo, for instance.

    •  Neil's too busy accommodating the (3+ / 0-)
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      hookerswomen who just show up at his hotel room doors offering sex.  It's arduous work you know.

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