The Problem with (Blagojevich Crony) Tammy Duckworth
Let’s see, the reasons that you’re supposed to vote for Democrat Tammy Duckworth and against Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District are: He’s a radical, “anti-choice,” loudmouthed, wing-nut tea partyer. Do I have that about right?
If so, Duckworth is something of a mirror image: extreme; anti-life; tool for Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and “Chicago Way” Democrats who want to reach their tentacles into the far suburbs.
In 2006, Duckworth was Emanuel’s hand-picked Democratic candidate in the west suburban 6th Congressional District. Emanuel, then chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, sent his Chicago minions into the suburbs to campaign for Duckworth. It was a politically astute, if not cynical selection, figuring that an honored, wounded Iraq War veteran would be hard for those suburban GOP warmongers to resist.
Read more at the Chicago Tribune
image Tammy Duckworth in arabesque costume