Tuesday, March 15, 2005

immature punk

Remember when Mayor Daley was asked about Blagojevich? He played down the idea that there was feud or a rift between the two.

Now Rod's punk ass is publicly turfing Daley. What's Blagojevich trying to accomplish with these statements?

Chicago Tribune (Maura Kelly Lannan)
Blagojevich says Daley not well-served by his lobbyists on gun control bills

Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday said Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is not well-served by his lobbyists in Springfield on gun control bills because they have not asked the governor's office for help or kept it informed when such measures come up for a vote.

"I would recommend maybe the mayor needs to look and see whether or not he may want to hire some new lobbyists because they need to show a little more energy and a lot less lethargy," Blagojevich said. "They don't contact us. We only hear from them after they fail with their bills and then they call and start blaming."
If there's a failure to coordinate, how's it on Daley's side any more than Blagojevich's?

Nominally Blagojevich is working for "good" gun control too. Why aren't the Blagojevich people reaching out to their potential allies? They know who's working the issue in Springfield, right? They know how to get ahold of them right?

Does Blagojevich think anybody is gonna fall for blaming Daley's lobbyists? And how should Daley react to this public insult? Run for governor?


Blogger Militantpundit said...

My guess is that it is a way to separate the Gov from the Mayor before the Mayor goes up for re-election. They may not have any bad blood, but you know that Blago does not go to the restroom without a poll. He may see this as an opprotunity to show that he and the Chicago Politcal Machine are not as "connected" as he really is.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

mp, from outside the city it may look like the Democratic Party is a monolith, but there are really a number of smaller machines operating.

Madigan, Mell, Hynes, Stroger, Lipinski, Daley, etc. all control some patronage jobs. It's exceedingly rare that all the oars are pulling together on a project.

If the friction between Daley and Blagojevich were staged, shouldn't Daley be playing it up instead of playing it down?

Based on Blagojevich not getting along well with anybody in Springfield, is it more likely that Blago has trouble getting along with Daley? Or is it more likely this is an elaborate ruse?

8:03 AM  

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