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  •  Pera was weak (0+ / 0-)

    Rahm and Obama need to recruit somebody stronger.

    •  You don't get it.. (2+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, Randall Sherman

      just like kos didn't get it..  and that's not an insult..

      But, you really do not understand his district.  An immense effort was undertaken for Pera.. people from all over canvassed the neighborhoods.. door to door.. lots of money spent.  for nothing.

      Why?  because Lipinski is the guy who makes sure they get a new trash can when they need it.  'cause Lipinski is the guy who has a helper in every neighborhood you can go to when you need a favor.. you got a loud neighbor who needs a "visit"?  Your street has potholes that need fixed?  Your aunt has a visa problem?

      Lipinski is part of the most well-oiled machine in political history.   If he can't do it, the ward boss or the precinct captain can.. they are all a team.

      And the Catholics and Hispanics in his district are against abortion.  So sure.. he coulda voted for the bill and still got re-elected.  But to be frank, he would much rather rock the boat with kossacks and Dems in general than with his constituency.

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

      by Skeptical Bastard on Mon Mar 22, 2010 at 08:10:13 AM PDT

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