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I Want to be an Illinois Public Policy Panjandrum

Pat Hickey 26 October 2009 No Comment
read the accounts of the GOP gubernatorial candidates in the Chicago Tribune, early this morning.
Dan Proft is the only one making any sense and showing Illinois that he owns a pair of big brassy boys! Proft is unique on School Choice, Abortion, Tax-Reduction, Cost Cutting and Genuine Reform.
That means that Dan Proft might have a snowballs chance in Hell of winning the Republican Primary.  I may vote for this interesting man.
However, he will face the Democratic Challenger, Dan Hynes, in the General Election and the Democratic Machine will crank out more than enough votes to beat Dan or whomever the Foot-Sharpshooting Illinois GOP deems ‘Their Guy!’  Poor Pat Quinn has been the good and faithful servant to the Progressives and to the genuine and above board old-timey liberal Democrats.  Therefore, Pat Quinn, a lovely man, is as unelectable as Jon Burge would be in Hyde Park.  Dan Hynes will peel Quinn like a zucchini.
The GOP self-immolation and foot shooting Champions will engage in their usual DuPage County Cannibalism.  More than likely, the Jim Edgar Bergen Model-Mark Kirk Dillard (I can never separate them two for some reason -wouldn’t vote for either on a bet or a dare) will stoop on the victor’s stool.  That is too bad. Though I am a Democrat, I like Dan Proft.  Proft has a splendid mind, iron-cast loyalty, and is comfortable in his own skin – unlike most political reptiles who are much-too-much like Dithering Dick Durbin who sheds layers of skin all over I-57.
No matter who wins the election the Boiled Beet Progressives and their media play pals will toss vitriol into the eyes of elected and will continue to swoon for the in-electable and the un-electable mopes who get trotted out as Illinois Household Saints.
These are the people who get appointed to big cushy and well-paying positions on public policy panels and public university positions. Say that real fast.
Yep, Neighbor, the same names never appear on a ballot and do not need to stand election. These folks get appointed by and large. They nuzzle and  nose the goodies in the governmental troughs, but they  never get any of that elected slop on their duds – not so folks would notice; you see the news media does not. Abner Mikva, Bill ‘Too Smart’ Daley, Chris Kennedy, Sheila Simon, Dr. Quentin Young, Ralph Martire, Stan Ikenberry, Billy Ayers, John Rogers, and most of the folks now in the White House around the President and on and on are our constant Public Policy Panjandrums.  Mercy!  Desiree Rogers seemed to have been born with a magically adherent Lotto Ticket affixed to her sit down – Lotto, Peoples Gas, All State, You Name It!  These dandies are our Public Policy Panjandrums – Explosively Loud, Expensive and Largely Ineffective.
Their ideas and input usually put all of us back ten years in progress and always down a couple of double saw-bucks each month.  When these public people get a spot on a Commission, Panel, or Appointed Position – Hold the Phone.
In ancient Rome they were the boni, the patrician class – born to privilege and position. They did not stand for the Consulships – what was the point?
They had mobs of people do their bidding and when called to do so, hacked the best elected official to death – Tiberius & Gaius Gracchus, Gaius Julius Caesar & etc…  It is good to be the boni –then and now.
Today the hacking is done by the Chicago Tribune and lesser lights with great regularity and gusto. Ask the out-going President and Board Members (except the two immune African American members) of the University of Illinois. Now, thanks to Tribune hacking, Stan Ikenberry is back and no one will ever ask him why he hired Billy Ayers – Oh, that’s right Billy is a boni boy.
Maybe this old helot could test the boni waters
I decided to suit up and see if I might qualify for an appointment. All Illinois residents may apply for an Executive Appointment to one of the many boards. So I did. So Should we all.

I read the accounts of the GOP gubernatorial candidates in the Chicago Tribune, early this morning.

Dan Proft is the only one making any sense and showing Illinois that he owns a pair of big brassy boys! Proft is unique on School Choice, Abortion, Tax-Reduction, Cost Cutting and Genuine Reform.

That means that Dan Proft might have a snowballs chance in Hell of winning the Republican Primary.  I may vote for this interesting man.

However, he will face the Democratic Challenger, Dan Hynes, in the General Election and the Democratic Machine will crank out more than enough votes to beat Dan or whomever the Foot-Sharpshooting Illinois GOP deems ‘Their Guy!’ Poor Pat Quinn has been the good and faithful servant to the Progressives and to the genuine and above board old-timey liberal Democrats.  Therefore, Pat Quinn, a lovely man, is as unelectable as Jon Burge would be in Hyde Park. Dan Hynes will peel Quinn like a zucchini.

The GOP self-immolation and foot shooting Champions will engage in their usual DuPage County Cannibalism.  More than likely, the Jim Edgar Bergen Model-Mark Kirk Dillard (I can never separate them two for some reason -wouldn’t vote for either on a bet or a dare) will stoop on the victor’s stool.  That is too bad. Though I am a Democrat, I like Dan Proft.  Proft has a splendid mind, iron-cast loyalty, and is comfortable in his own skin – unlike most political reptiles who are much-too-much like Dithering Dick Durbin who sheds layers of skin all over I-57.

No matter who wins the election the Boiled Beet Progressives and their media play pals will toss vitriol into the eyes of elected and will continue to swoon for the in-electable and the un-electable mopes who get trotted out as Illinois Household Saints.

These are the people who get appointed to big cushy and well-paying positions on public policy panels and public university positions. Say that real fast.

Yep, Neighbor, the same names never appear on a ballot and do not need to stand election. These folks get appointed by and large. They nuzzle and  nose the goodies in the governmental troughs, but they  never get any of that elected slop on their duds – not so folks would notice; you see the news media does not. Abner Mikva, Bill ‘Too Smart’ Daley, Chris Kennedy, Sheila Simon, Dr. Quentin Young, Ralph Martire, Stan Ikenberry, Billy Ayers, John Rogers, and most of the folks now in the White House around the President and on and on are our constant Public Policy Panjandrums.

Mercy!  Desiree Rogers seemed to have been born with a magically adherent Lotto Ticket affixed to her sit down – Lotto, Peoples Gas, All State, You Name It!  These dandies are our Public Policy Panjandrums – Explosively Loud, Expensive and Largely Ineffective.

Their ideas and input usually put all of us back ten years in progress and always down a couple of double saw-bucks each month.  When these public people get a spot on a Commission, Panel, or Appointed Position – Hold the Phone.

In ancient Rome they were the boni, the patrician class – born to privilege and position. They did not stand for the Consulships – what was the point?

They had mobs of people do their bidding and when called to do so, hacked the best elected official to death – Tiberius & Gaius Gracchus, Gaius Julius Caesar & etc…  It is good to be the boni –then and now.

Today the hacking is done by the Chicago Tribune and lesser lights with great regularity and gusto. Ask the out-going President and Board Members (except the two immune African American members) of the University of Illinois. Now, thanks to Tribune hacking, Stan Ikenberry is back and no one will ever ask him why he hired Billy Ayers – Oh, that’s right Billy is a boni boy.

Maybe this old helot could test the boni waters

I decided to suit up and see if I might qualify for an appointment. All Illinois residents may apply for an Executive Appointment to one of the many boards. So I did. So Should we all.

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Pat Hickey is a regular columnist for the Chicago Daily Observer

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