Tuesday, September 23, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - September 23, 2008

Only 42 days until the election! GOPUSA ILLINOIS reports on the DuPage County McCain-Palin rally. Because of the importance of the rally, GOPUSA ILLINOIS looks forward to bringing to your attention reports on the rally from additional sources.

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- DuPage County Republican Party holds outstanding McCain-Palin Rally; speakers include RNC Chairman Mike Duncan, Illinois McCain Campaign Chairman Jim Durkin, Joe Birkett, Pat Durante, Chris Kachiroubas, Jim Oberweis, Elizabeth Roskam, Steve Sauerberg, and Bob Schillerstrom; enthusiastic attendees pick up 1,500 yard signs, 1,000 Palin lipsticks, and 1,000 Oberweis ice creams; Illinois Review and ABC7 cover the event - Dave Diersen
www.gopillinois.com
The DuPage County Republican Party held an outstanding McCain-Palin Rally Monday evening, September 22, at St. Andrew's Golf Course in West Chicago. Speakers included RNC Chairman Mike Duncan, Illinois McCain Campaign Chairman Jim Durkin, Joe Birkett, Pat Durante, Chris Kachiroubas, Jim Oberweis, Elizabeth Roskam, Steve Sauerberg, and Bob Schillerstrom. Enthusiastic attendees picked up 1,500 yard signs, 1,000 Palin lipsticks, and 1,000 Oberweis ice creams. Those on the stage with the speakers included Illinois Republican Party (IRP) National Committeeman Pat Brady, former IRP National Committeewoman Mary Jo Arndt, IRP Chairman Andy McKenna, DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) Chairwoman Barb Murphy, DuPage County and DCRCC Treasurer Gwen Henry, DuPage County Auditor Jim Rasins, and Dupage County Republican Township Chairmen John Dabrowski (Bloomingdale), Mike Formento (Milton), Paul Hinds (York), Brian Krajewski (Downers Grove), Rachel Ossyra (Naperville), Mike Prueter (Lisle), John Smith (Winfield), and Ken Spitz (Wayne). Illinois Review's Fran Eaton and ABC7 covered the event. Attendees enjoyed live music and took home outstanding 276-page DCRCC 2008-2009 Directories that included a full page GOPUSA ILLINOIS ad on page 61 and a half page TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois ad on page 257.

If Washington Democrats had not scheduled a highly unusual Monday legislative session, Republican Congressman Peter Roskam and Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert would have attended. If Chicago/Cook County/Springfield Democrats had not scheduled highly unusual Monday legislative sessions, Republican Senators Dan Cronin, Kirk Dillard, Randy Hultgren, John Millner, Carol Pankau, Christine Radogno, and Dan Rutherford and Republican Representatives Patty Bellock, Bob Biggins, Franco Coladipietro, Tom Cross, Joe Dunn, Mike Fortner, Jim Meyer, Sandy Pihos, Randy Ramey, Dennis Reboletti, and Skip Saviano would have attended.

DuPage County Republican elected officials and candidates who attended included Wally Brown, Fred Bucholz, Yolando Campuzano, Dave Carlin, Gerald Cassioppi, Mike Connelly, John Curran, Grant Eckhoff, Paul Fichtner, Bob Grogan, Gary King, John Kinsella, Roger Kotecki, Bob Larsen, J. R. McBride, Mike McMahon, Marsha Murphy, Mark Nowak, Debra Olson, Patrick O'Shea, Linda Painter, Dewey Pierotti, George Porter, Darlene Ruscitti, Carl Schultz, Pete Siekmann, Tim Whelan, John Zaruba, and Jim Zay.

DuPage County Republican township officials who attended included Carol Bertulis, Kathryn Cermak Durante, Bob Earl, Sal Falbo, Barbera Finn, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Joyce Hundhausen, Joseph Jedlovec, Chris Kain, Moon Khan, Mark Malay, Marilyn Menconi, Pam Moretti, Gary Muehlfelt, Mike Musson, Fran Scalafini, Dick Schroeder, Dona Smith, Fred Spitzzeri, John Valle, Gary Vician, Deanna Wilkins, and May Yurgaitis.

DuPage County Republican judges who attended included Robert Anderson, George Bakalis, Stephen Culliton, John Elsner, Ron Equi, Dorothy French, Dan Guerin, John Kinsella, Patrick Leston, Brian McKillip, Ken Popejoy, Elizabeth Sexton, Rick Stock, and Ron Sutter.

DuPage County party leaders, organization leaders, municipal officials, precinct committeemen, and activists who attended included Alan Bolds, Mike Bowler, Lori Carlson, Bob Cherry, Roger Claar, Tina Connelly, Lynn Crane, Chris Edwards, Lynda Filipello, Mike Gresk, Chris Hage, Mark Kmiecik, Amy Sejnost Kovacevic, Scott Krause, Dr. Krzyzewski, Mike Kwasman, Tony Leventis, Darmar and Carl Lofgren, Jerry Marchese, Liz Martinez, Bill Mayer, Brian and Vern McCarthy, Pam Mitroff, Mary Rash, Jim Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Ron Smith, Rick Veenstra, Dan Wagner, and Herb Wehling.

ABC7
-- Illinois Senate approves ethics bill - Andy Shaw
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6405850 (Includes video clip)

CBS2
-- $1 Million Dinner Party For Obama In Chicago Alexi Giannoulias Hosts 1 Of 2 Fundraisers For Democratic Nominee Monday Night - Jay Levine
http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/obama.fundraiser.chicago.2.823278.html (Includes video clip)

DAILY HERALD
-- Joining with the 'mavericks' - Jerry Marchese, Wayne
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=236270
-- Democrats are responsible for stalling immigration reform - Ruben Navarrette
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=236740
-- Suburban lawmakers get early say on bailout - Joseph Ryan
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=236892&src=109
-- Wheaton raises sales tax amid objectors - Catherine Edman
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=236963&src=2
-- Prairie Parkway en route to reality - Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=236861&src=109

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- McCain ad takes on Obama and 'Chicago machine' - Rick Pearson
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/09/mccain-ad-takes.html
-- McCain paints Obama as born of the Chicago Democratic machine - Rick Pearson and John McCormick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-090923-campaign-chicago-web,0,5284558.story
-- Lawmakers slam governor, side with Obama on ethics bill - Ray Long
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/09/lawmakers-slam.html
-- 55-0 Illinois Senate overrides Blagojevich's veto, enacts 'pay-to-play' ethics law - Ray Long
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-ethics-23-sep23,0,1360094.story
-- Don't do it Durbin's way - Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-oped0923byrnesep23,0,6747070.story
-- Biden calls campaign ad mocking McCain's computer abilities 'terrible;' McCain ads worse - AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-ap-biden-campaign-ad,0,1730747.story
-- Obama, Blagojevich, Jones, Daley, and Rezko: Guilty by association - Editorial
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/vox_pop/2008/09/guilty-by-assoc.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- Blago on Ata money: 'I didn't pay attention' Can't explain why he kept $65,000 donation from felon, but says he'll 'sort it out' - Chris Fusco and Dave McKinney
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/1178145,blago092208.article
-- Senate says no to gov's ethics package - Dave McKinney
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/1179268,CST-NWS-leg23.article
-- Ad ties Obama to Machine Despite what Dem nominee says, his record on reform is mixed - Lynn Sweet
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/1179264,CST-NWS-sweet23.article
-- Immigration plunges in U.S. Crackdown, ailing economy cut influx to mere 500,000 - Stephen Ohlemacher
http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/1179524,CST-NWS-immi23.article
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: VERY SAD: Mary Mitchell demonizes and denigrates everyone who isn't going to vote for Obama being a racist, again
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/1179168,CST-NWS-mitch23.article
-- Real ethics reform long overdue in Illinois - John Tillman, CEO, Illinois Policy Institute, Chicago
http://www.suntimes.com/news/commentary/letters/1178870,CST-EDT-vox23.article

CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- McCain's new ad ties Obama to 'corrupt Chicago machine' - Paul Merrion
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=31095

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Ethics law on the books Senate joins House in passing bill that limits political donations - Ryan Keith
http://www.sj-r.com/news/x733515374/Lawmakers-put-ethics-measure-into-law

CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO
-- Illinois Republicans Worry About Future of Bailout Bill - Tony Arnold
http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=29057

SOUTHWEST NEWS HERALD
-- State Voters Need To Amend Trio’s Power - Rich Miller
http://www.swnewsherald.com/online_content/2008/09/092208ov_mil_power.php

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
-- Ethics reform measure sails through Illinois Senate - Kevin McDermott
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/illinoisnews/story/B7871EA1E8D859F6862574CD0014CA4E?OpenDocument
-- Shimkus a rising star after six terms? - Deirdre Shesgreen
http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/dc-download/dc-download/2008/09/shimkus-a-rising-star-after-six-terms/

HERALD NEWS
-- 'Blame game' starts as local candidates study federal bailout - Cindy Wojdyla
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1179030,4_1_JO23_BAILOUT_S1.article
-- Illinois Senate approves ethics measure - Patrick Ferrell
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1179038,4_1_JO23_ETHICSBILL_S1.article

NAPERVILLE SUN
-- Senger v. McGuire: Naperville voters invited to meet candidates Debate, forum to provide insight - Paige Winfield
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/1178853,6_1_NA23_FORUM_S1.article

PUBLIC AFFAIRS
-- Berkowitz w/ Obama, Speaker Mike, Emil Jones, McCain, Gingrich, Edgar, Watson, Durkin, Scully, King,Williams and Cantor
http://jeffberkowitz.blogspot.com/2008/09/better-than-brokaw-w-paulson-berkowitz.html

CHAMPION NEWS
-- $700 Billion Taxpayer Fleecing Is Outrageous – So When Are Illinois Politicians Going To Do Something About The State Pension Debacle? - Bill Zettler
http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1222
-- Sarah Palin draws 60,000 supporters at Florida rally on Sunday - Doug Ibendahl
http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1223
-- Public school economics: It's the structure, stupid - John Biver
http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1224

ASSOCIATED PRESS
-- Illinois Senate passes much-disputed ethics measure - John O'Connor
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gydryqwJxAo3KqIahDkLmaCZit2QD93CB7N0A

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
-- Hard-Hitting McCain Ad Links Obama to Chicago Political ‘Machine’
http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/09/22/hard-hitting-mccain-ad-links-obama-to-chicago-political-machine/

NATIONAL REVIEW
-- Obama’s Challenge The campaign speaks to “Radicalism.” - Stanley Kurtz
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MTViMGRmMmYxZTgwZTFjYmFjODU5YzM4Y2MwM2ViMjY=

AMERICAN THINKER
-- Obama Dollars - Mac Fuller
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/obama_dollars.html

THE HILL
-- House GOP backs off immigration, avoids openly questioning McCain - Michael O’Brien
http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/house-gop-backs-off-immigration--avoids-openly-questioning-mccain-2008-09-22.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- McCain Keeps Up Guilt-By-Association Attack - Elizabeth Holmes
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/09/22/mccain-keeps-up-guilt-by-association-attack/?mod=googlenews_wsj

NEW YORK TIMES
-- The Ad Campaign: Obama’s Chicago, in McCain’s Eyes - Julie Bosman
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/the-ad-campaign-obamas-chicago-in-mccains-eyes/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
-- The media play the race card on Obama America's journalists insist that anyone who doesn't favor Obama is a racist. It's not only wrong, it's the Democrats who have the racism problem. - Jonah Goldberg
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/la-oe-goldberg23-2008sep23,0,2289276.column

USA TODAY
-- Obama's rise spotlights gains in race relations - Susan Page and William Risser
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-22-race-poll_N.htm

YOUTUBE
-- Explosive Video, Fannie Mae CEO calling Obama and the Dems the "Family" and "Conscience" of Fannie Mae
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usvG-s_Ssb0&eurl=http://www.illinoisreview.typepad.com/

CHICAGO ARGUS
-- Is McCain campaign’s “Chicago” television spot too technical for nation? - Gregory Tejeda
http://chicagoargus.blogspot.com/2008/09/is-mccain-campaigns-chicago-television.html

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