Excusing Anita Alvarez: “It Has Been Exciting to See This Office Finally Open to a Female Hispanic”
Even Eric Zorn is having his doubts about Anita Alvarez after her exposure on 60 Minutes last night
Just days after Alvarez was embarrassed by the grand jury indictment in the Koschmann case comes this fresh evidence that she’s not up to her job. She just doesn’t know what happened? And this is the woman we expect to represent the interests of justice in Cook County?
Watch the entire segment below and prepare to be dismayed:
While Tribune commenter “Tribune” accurately sums up the current position of the Democratic Party
I’m conflicted on this…
First, is this really a big deal? The Tribune has endorsed Alvarez at every turn. Surely if she was in over her head, the Tribune wouldn’t have endorsed her in the last election?
Second, I don’t know how I feel about an extremist Republican holding this office. Do we really want the party that is against the rights of women, minorities, and homosexuals running the State’s attorney office? It think it is naive to think that is possible in modern day Chicago, and quite frankly, the though of it makes me very queasy. And it has been exciting to see this office finally open to a female hispanic.
I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and allow her some more time to grow into the office.
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