Friday, March 18, 2005

blogger hiccups; Rezko's minority contracting

Apparently I can start a thread but have trouble commenting in threads.

If I could comment I'd comment in the thread Blago's minority contracting.

It seems that the specific unlawful actions connect to the city. See Chicago Tribune (Dan Mihalopoulos & Laurie Cohen; Hal Dardick, Mickey Ciokajlo & Gary Washburn contributing). Crain's is covering the story from the perspective the issue may spread to the Cook County government. On WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight (Antics of the County Board) they have a clip of Stroger painting himself as a Harold Washington figure besieged by disrespectful "White" board members. Stroger was a "regular Democrat" in the '80s and not part of the Harold Washington insurgency. It would be delicious payback for Stroger's righteousness if he got hammered for sending minority contracts to businesses with fraudulent ownership arrangements.

But back to Blagojevich. Even if Blagojevich and the state gov't did nothing for Rezko on these particular contracts, it's fair to ask, what kind of people does Blagojevich surround himself with.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Jim Ryan tried to warn people of Illinois about this very topic. I remember a few commercials...

8:34 AM  
Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

Hey, I can post now!

If Ryan knew about fraudulent minority contracting what stopped his office from investigating and prosecuting it?

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, the topic of Blago surrounding himself with questionable people. Ryan did commercials about it.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

Yeah, Blago's probably got shady organized crime people helping him.

And Jim Ryan had a bunch of people that insisted Rolando Cruz participated in killing Jeannine Nicarico after it had been proven in court this was not true.

So the two-party system didn't offer us much of a choice. One candidate was probably was advised by organized crime figures and the other candidate surrounded himself with people that had a profound disconnect with reality in the performance of their duties.

7:41 AM  

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