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Robling: Just Say No to Dem’s Pot Stirring

Illinois Review 5 February 2010 3 Comments

I have just returned from an outstanding GOP unity event led by Pat Brady.

My enthusiasm for this year and its opportunity to serve the people of Illinois is growing in light of the extraordinary ticket we nominated and situation we face.

The GOP gubernatorial race appears to be on its way to amicable resolution.  Why?  Because Kirk Dillard, Bill Brady and (no relation) Pat Brady are class acts who know that first, Illinois’ election administrators owe GOP primary voters and the people of Illinois a clean and solid count.

In other words, they are declining the Democrats’ obvious invitation for us to start fighting between ourselves over the results.

This morning on WGN-TV, as an intro to my segment, tape ran of Cook County Clerk David Orr saying a GOP recount could take “months.”

To my friend David, I say, “in your dreams.”

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3 Comments »

  • John Powers said:

    Robling,

    As you are from Towanda, you definitely know that all Irish people are related to each other. Brady from Merna, of course, a Towanda suburb.

    JBP

  • Phil Krone said:

    I was also at the Republican Unity breakfast as a Democratic ‘watcher’ for the Chicago Daily Observer (the only right wing on line publication with a left of center component (Rose and I).

    As I’ve said on many occasions had Hynes’ won the nomination I would not have wanted Dillard or Brady, especially Dillard as his opponent.

    Without sounding nasty I can truly remember when you could hold a Republican meeting, not in as small a space as a phone booth, or even stuffing a Volkswagen, but literally not quite filling your average KFC outlet. The main room of the Union League was packed, and yes, Pat Brady, the state chair and National Committeeman is a class act. The two of us did a Tom Roeser show one night. We debated seriously and afterwards he was kind enough to drive me home. He is the Republican I am most fearful of in the future.

    Young Jason Plummer was articulate, and while he spent a lot of money on his campaign, he already had bonafides being in naval intelligence and chairman of a county GOP organization. He’s a damn fine speaker too. Given the choice of a lumberman and a pawn shop owner, hmmm.

    I have decided on concentrating my efforts this fall on Toni Preckwinkle (Roger Keats cannot be counted out), Lisa Madigan (her opponent Mr. Kim has a story to tell and he tells it well, and neither he nor the other members of the GOP state ticket look like members of a suicide squad) and Jesse White, my old friend.

    And I am truly going to work hard for Barack Obama in 2012. Mr. Roeser and I are diametrically opposed on this, but because he is so convinced it concerns me.

    When my Democrats try to remind everyone of the Bush era, the Republicans will simply say, “Who.” And Gingrich and Cheney, “those names seem to ring a bell.”

    We’d better start working the Obama email list. Tough times are a comin’. I’m grateful I have friends like Chris Robling so I won’t be beheaded in case the counter revolution succeeds.

  • Phil Krone said:

    Is there any truth to the rumor that Andy McKenna is going to open a chain of wig shops?

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