Tuesday, September 09, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - September 9, 2008

SUBURBAN LIFE
-- OUTSTANDING: Elmhurst College to welcome Kass
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/elmhurst/news/x392065180/Elmhurst-College-to-welcome-Kass
(THE ARTICLE: ELMHURST, IL - The Elmhurst College Speaker Series has a new name: Ideas X-Change. The first speaker for the 2008-09 program will be award-winning columnist John Kass. His talk, “Campaign 2008: Illinois Politics,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the Founders Lounge of the college’s Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave. For information, call (630) 617-3033, or visit www.elmhurst.edu.)

ABC7
-- McCain visits Chicago for fundraiser - Andy Shaw
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=6377419 (Includes video clip)

NBC5
-- McCain Uses Palin As Fundraising Tool GOP Presidential Candidate Says VP Choice Thoroughly Vetted
http://www.nbc5.com/news/17425448/detail.html?dl=mainclick (Includes video clip)

CBS2
-- McCain Raises $5M At Chicago Fundraiser Amount Averages To $1 Million Per Hour Spent Here - Mike Flannery
http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/mccain.chicago.fundraiser.2.812952.html (Includes video clip)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- LOCAL POOL REPORT: McCain takes shot at Obama for not standing up to Illinois Democrats at Chicago fund-raiser.
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/09/mccain_takes_shot_at_obama_for.html
(FROM THE REPORT: Among the locals attending the general reception were Illinois GOP Chairman Andy McKenna, U.S. Senate candidate Steve Sauerberg, state Sen. Dan Rutherford of Chenoa, Chicago businessman Ron Gidwitz, new Illinois Republican national committeeman and McCain-ally Pat Brady. At about 6:50 p.m., state Rep. Jim Durkin of Westchester took to the stage and gave a 30 second introduction of McCain.)
-- McCain banks over $4 million at fund-raiser here - Abdon Pallasch
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/mccain/1152159,CST-NWS-mccain09web.article
-- (A 21 year old) Republican in Pennsylvania quits after racial slur about Obama - AP
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1152492,CST-NWS-obama09w.article

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- McCain back on Obama's home turf At fundraiser, senator touts Palin selection - Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-mccain-cash_tuesep09,0,617883.story
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-mccain-cash-web-tuesep09,0,1420105.story
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Zorn defends Obama's "present" votes and blasts Obama's critics
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-zorn-09-sep09,0,7209096.column
http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2008/09/present.html
-- The weight of military service How voters value hopefuls' battlefield records, even heroic ones, varies greatly - Jill Zuckman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-military-credentialsep09,0,6267801.story
-- Obama takes on the Palin factor Democrat must adapt to rivals co-opting his change message - Mike Dorning
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-obama-palinsep09,0,7238061.story
-- UIC discussed Barack Obama-linked educational charity records with former director before their release Former leader of Chicago Annenberg Challenge said some files should be confidential - Ray Gibson and Jodi S. Cohen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-obama-ayers-universitysep09,0,2060865.story
-- Take the wraps off Palin - Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0909edit1sep09,0,3791866.story
-- The real cost of a free ride: $66.5 million - Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0909edit3sep09,0,4578300.story
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: VERY SAD: Obama promoter Douglas Kmiec outrageously urges Catholics to vote for abortion promoting Obama
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-oped0909kmiecsep09,0,6817192.story

DAILY HERALD
-- McCain uses Palin as fundraising tool - AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=233599
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: VERY SAD: BLAGOJEVICH OVERJOYED: DuPage County Democrats get recall referendum thrown off the ballot
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=233551&src=2
(THE ARTICLE: DuPage panel takes recall question off the ballot - Jake Griffin DuPage County voters won't get a chance to weigh in on the recall debate after all. The county election commission is pulling off the Nov. 4 ballot an advisory question that asked voters whether they support recalling officials holding statewide offices. Currently, those officials cannot be removed from office by a vote of the people. Election commission Executive Director Robert Saar said a review of the paperwork submitted to get the issue on the ballot uncovered too few signatures on the petitions. Supporters needed more than 21,000 signatures and garnered less than 7,000. Amy Tauchman, executive director of the DuPage County Democratic Party, said the commission should have thrown out the petitions when it was submitted weeks ago. When she spearheaded a campaign a few years ago to get an advisory question on the DuPage ballot condemning the war in Iraq, election commission officials immediately threw it out because of a signature shortage. She said the recall measure was pulled only after she questioned the signature count Friday. "All it took was a little poking," she said. "It doesn't have anything to do with the issue, it has to do with the partisanship of the election commission that's supposed to be a nonpartisan organization." Cook County voters will still see the question on their ballots, despite a similar issue there. Saar said that's because of an appeals court ruling that affects DuPage County and not Cook County. Cook County Clerk officials said supporters of the initiative submitted less than 1,000 signatures on their petitions and needed more than 100,000. Because no one complained about the measure in Cook County during the designated objection period it will remain on the ballot. Saar said the appeals court ruling mandates DuPage election officials have a higher level of responsibility to make sure the paperwork is in order than other counties in the state.)
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: As people get older, they gain more experience, and they get wiser. Tragically, Democrat educators, Democrat newscasters, Democrat entertainers, Democrat "religious leaders," Democrat politicians, Democrat "community organizers," Democrat etc. dominate most Americans who are young and inexperienced. Burt Constable crows about the fact that the young and inexperienced predominately support the young and inexperienced Democrat Obama. DuPage County Young Republicans Mike Bowler and Amy Sejnost Kovacevic respond.
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=233523
(THE COMMENTARY: Why are YRs (Young Republicans) wired about 72-year-old McCain? - Burt Constable In an effort to be perfectly fair and balanced, I wanted to recycle the first couple of paragraphs from my column about Barack Obama's historic acceptance of his party's nomination for president, and give John McCain supporters the same chance to gush about their ticket. To find the Obama sources, I simply logged onto the barackobama.com site, thumbed through the list of suburban parties, read the descriptions written by the hosts, threw out those sponsored by established politicians, picked a few (including a gathering of high school kids) that sounded interesting and then called or e-mailed the hosts listed. It was almost like having a legman to do all my grunt work. But when I tried to do the same for the McCain speech parties, johnmccain.com gave me only a handful of names and suburbs featuring parties. Instead of phone numbers, addresses and e-mails, the McCain site supplied a link asking me to fill out a form to request an invitation, which I requested, but never heard back. "I see what you are saying," says Michael Bowler, who was co-chair of the Illinois State Young Republicans for the last three years. "I wish there was a little more going on." In response, Bowler put together a McCain-watching party at the last minute and drew more than two dozen Young Republicans to a Naperville nightspot on a rainy night to see McCain accept the nomination last week. At 38, Bowler is closer to getting his AARP card than he is to the college crowd. But the Aurora commercial insurance broker sent a text message in response to my interview request, and says the Young Republicans (officially 18-40) are pumped up about the 72-year-old McCain. "It's kind of declined a bit, but it's coming back," Bowler says of the youth movement in the GOP. When Sarah Palin emerged on the scene as McCain's vice-presidential candidate, "I got three e-mails in one day saying, 'When's your next meeting? I want to be a member,' " says Amy Sejnost Kovacevic, 33, president of DuPage Young Republicans. "More people want to get involved. I didn't know too much about Sarah, but I was glued to the tube that day. Afterward, I said, 'I love her.' " But do young people really relate to a president who will be 76 years old by the end of his first term? "I don't really think about his age," Bowler says. "I don't look at him as 72. I look at him as a gentleman who's been around, has experience. I look up to him. He's more of a grandfatherly figure, and I looked up to my grandparents." Old Brett Favre came out of retirement and threw two touchdown passes to lead the Jets to victory, so McCain could do the same for the nation, Bowler figures. Suggest that 1,000 McCain voters are dying every day, or that a Young Republican is as rare as a black teenager who's really into country music, and Bowler and Sejnost Kovacevic acknowledge that Obama is perceived as the candidate more in touch with hip, young folks. But that's not a universal truth, and it can change before November, they say. With McCain having been in town Monday night for a fundraiser geared to high-rollers, Bowler says younger Republicans are hoping "we'll have our fun on Nov. 4." In the meantime, "I think we're going to do some debate-watching parties," Bowler says. "Most of us are gearing up for the debates. That's what's going to fire us up," predicts Sejnost Kovacevic, a production analyst who lives in Aurora. "Let's do something," Bowler urges his fellow Young Republicans, "instead of sitting on our couches - like old people.")
-- Police: No clues to Wheaton hostage taker's motive - Christy Gutowski
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=233606&src=2
-- Bias shows in convention coverage - Angela Mack, Libertyville
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=232703&src=

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: VERY SAD: Liberal Democrat Sylvester Brown knows full well that liberal Democrats dominate the news media in America like Hugo Chavez dominates Venezuela. But nevertheless, outrageously, Brown argues that Republicans dominate the news media in America.
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/columnists.nsf/sylvesterbrownjr/story/117D6FAD7D24D0D1862574BF000FD3BD?OpenDocument

PIONEER LOCAL
-- McCain enthusiasm could spark Durkin's run - Jennifer Zimmerman
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/westernsprings/news/1151776,do-durkin-090808-s1.article

LAKE COUNTY NEWS SUN
-- 'Greatest thing since bubble gum' Elder crowd looms ever larger in cyber space - Judy Masterson
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/news/1151988,5_1_WA09_SILVER_S1.article

SOUTHWEST HERALD NEWS
-- D.C. Has Nothing On Illinois Political Scene - Rich Miller
http://www.swnewsherald.com/online_content/2008/09/090808ov_mil_dc.php

SOUTHTOWN STAR
-- Meeks reform effort just more deception - Bob Shelstrom
http://www.southtownstar.com/news/opinion/guests/1147714,090608anothertake.article

TOM ROESER
-- Doug Whitley for Governor? Evasive, Campaigning While Holding Down a Presidency and Unremittingly Hostile to Social Conservatism . . . The Media Prepares to Picture Palin as “Dumb.”
http://www.tomroeser.com/blogs/blogview.asp?blogID=24744

ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- Nulla Salus - George Kocan
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/09/nulla-salus.html

CHAMPION NEWS
-- According to Andy McKenna, Sarah Palin the reformer can’t use the word Republican - Doug Ibendahl
http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1193
-- Political realism, change, and reform - John Biver
http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1191

CAPITOL FAX
-- GOP Star Chamber looking to craft 2010 ticket (40 comments as of 9:31 PM, Monday, September 8) - Rich Miller
http://thecapitolfaxblog.com/2008/09/08/gop-star-chamber-looking-to-craft-2010-ticket/

CHICAGO DAILY OBSERVER
-- Doug Whitley: The Heir to Jim Thompson - Tom Roeser
http://cdobs.com/archive/our-columns/roeser-on-doug-whitley-the-heir-to-jim-thompson%2C1662/

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
-- In Judging Obama, Question His Judgment - John R. Lott, Jr.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,418821,00.html

WORLD MAGAZINE
-- The unexamined Joe Biden - Mindy Belz
http://online.worldmag.com/2008/09/08/the-unexamined-joe-biden/

LOU DOBBS RADIO
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: OUTSTANDING: Rosanna Pulido on Lou Dobbs radio program Wednesday, September 10, 3:15 PM CST
http://loudobbsradio.com/

YOUTUBE
-- VERY SAD: Enger speaking in uniform, at a Moveon.org anti-war rally at the Kane County Veteran's Memorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boSLyQnp53Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9rZNez3zkU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5WF4iakC7c&feature=related

ASSOCIATED CONTENT
-- With ACORN Affiliation, Is Barack Obama a Cheater? Affiliation with ACORN Suggests He Is - Gary Davis
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1018630/with_acorn_affiliation_is_barack_obama.html?cat=9

WASHINGTON TIMES
-- Young politician sets sight on a national role Republicans see bright future for Schock - Dennis Conrad
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/09/young-politician-sets-sight-on-a-national-role/

NEW YORK TIMES
-- VERY SAD: Obama Response Ad: Palin is 'Lying' About her Record - Howard Kurtz
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/09/08/obama_response_ad_palin_is_lyi.html

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
-- Media ferocity toward Palin reveals double standard - Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/08/EDQ312Q935.DTL

LOS ANGELES TIMES
-- Just Sarah Palin's name pushes McCain's Chicago fundraiser over $4 million - Andrew Malcolm
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/09/sarah-palin-m-1.html

ABC NEWS
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Obama says Palin is a "Mother, Governor, Moose-Shooter." Should McCain say Obama is a "Father, Senator, Moose-Lover?"
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/obama-on-palin.html

NEW REPUBLIC
-- What Barack Obama won't tell you about his community organizing past - John B. Judis
http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=2e0a7836-b897-4155-864c-25e791ff0f50

CHICAGO ARGUS
-- Is Palin the next Peter Fitzgerald? - Gregory Tejeda
http://chicagoargus.blogspot.com/2008/09/is-palin-next-peter-fitzgerald.html

ARCH PUNDIT
-- The GOP Field Shapes Up for 2010 - Anonymous
http://archpundit.com/blog/2008/09/08/the-gop-field-shapes-up-for-2010/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- OUTSTANDING: 46 walk with DuPage County District 6 Board candidate Bob Larsen in the September 8 Winfield parade - Dave Diersen
www.gopillinois.com
One indicator of a candidate's popularity is his/her ability to inspire others to walk with them in parades. DuPage County Board District 6 candidate Bob Larsen showed that popularity when he inspired 46 to walk with him in the September 8 Winfield parade. Yesterday, I unintentionally omitted that in my report on the parade -- Bob, please accept my apologies. Congratulations for inspiring 46 of your supporters to walk with you!
--Please stop by the GOPUSA ILLINOIS booth at Wheaton's Autumn Fest Saturday, September 13 - Dave Diersen
www.gopusaillinois.com
On Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce will host its 36th Autumn Fest in Wheaton's beautiful Memorial Park. For more information on the event, please visit: http://www.wheatonchamber.com/events/autumnfest.html. Please stop by the GOPUSA ILLINOIS booth on Saturday, September 13, between 10 AM and 5 PM. The booth will be under a red canopy near the northeast corner of the park (Union and Hale Streets) between Senator Hultgren's booth and the joint Milton Township Republican Central Committee and Wheaton Republican Women's Club booth. Of course, the purpose of the booth is to encourage more Republicans to subscribe to receive GOPUSA ILLINOIS daily emails. The emails help Republicans become better informed on Illinois political issues, and therefore, in a better position to help elect Republicans.
-- More reasons for financially successful Republicans to consider buying an outstanding restored historic large luxury home in Wheaton - Dave Diersen
LISTING INFORMATION:
http://www.bairdwarner.com/content/PropertyDetail.asp?qspagcod=yes&show=no&listingNumber=07011391
As stated in the September 8 GOPUSA ILLINOIS email, an outstanding restored historic large luxury home at 619 Frazier Court in my Wheaton precinct just went on the market for $1,349,000. More reasons for financially successful Republicans to consider buying it include having not only the opportunity, but the obligation to pay $18,819 in real estate taxes each year. Approximately 70% of that $18,819 goes for education. Another reason is the outstanding group of Republicans who represent the precinct that the home is located in. Peter Roskam represents the precinct in Congress, Randy Hultgren represents the precinct in the Illinois Senate, and Mike Fortner represents the precinct in the Illinois House. DuPage County officials who represent the precinct include: Joe Birkett, Pete Siekmann, Jim Rasins (soon to be followed by Bob Grogan), Chris Kachiroubas, Fred Bucholz, Gary King, Gwen Henry, John Zaruba, Bob Schillerstrom, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Whelan, Dewey Pierotti, Debra Olson, Grant Eckhoff, J.R. McBride, and Mike Formento. The Milton Township officials who represent the precinct are: Chris Heidorn, Bob Earl, Gary Muehlfelt, Sal Falbo, Leonard Sanchez, Jim Flickinger, Bob Larsen, and Gail Hinkle.

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