There was a fine kerfuffle this weekend, where one-woman media monopolist and serial fabricator Carol Marin decided to libel my friend Dan Proft. Marin lead off with this ominous warning (since removed)
Dan Proft, a dark presence in Illinois politics, likes to pose as a defender of principled conservative values. Values he touts on his WLS-AM radio show and through his Liberty Principles PAC that lends support to political candidates.
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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this column, posted online and in the early edition of the Chicago Sun-Times, contained inaccurate information. The Sun-Times regrets and apologizes for the error.
I made a serious mistake in an earlier version of this column. It is a mistake that is mine and mine alone and for which I apologize to Dan Proft, political operative and WLS radio talk show host.
What I said in that earlier column was that Proft’s Liberty Principles PAC had issued... Read the full story »
Illinois may be a two-party state, albeit very blue and Democratic, but it has a 14-faction system, consisting of squabbling, mutually-hostile, self-interested groupings within each major party. Each faction can deliver votes and funding, and the candidate who best masters the “art of overlap” – having a solid base in one or more faction, and appealing to rival factions – wins.
The nine Democratic factions include blacks, Hispanics, gays, ideological liberals (who call themselves... Read the full story »