Tuesday, December 16, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 16, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - December 16, 2008



ABC7
-- Jackson, Jr. may have been working with feds to investigate gov. - Charles Thomas
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6557529
-- Impeachment hearings to begin today Treasurer: State's credit rating hurt due to scandal - Ben Bradley
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6557841
-- Quinn alters his plan for governor - Cheryl Burton
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6557144

CBS2
-- House Votes 113-0 To Begin Impeachment Proceedings Blagojevich Has No Plans To Resign, Appears Ready To Fight Charges
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/blagojevich.illinois.politicians.2.887075.html
http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/blagojevich.illinois.politicians.2.887701.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- ENTIRE FRONT PAGE IS A DRAWING OF BLAGO AT A PODIUM DUCKING SHOES: House speaker moves to begin impeachment proceedings against Gov. Blagojevich Spokesman: Impeachment talks nothing new for this governor - Chris Fusco and Dave McKinney
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blagojevich/1331816,madigan-blagojevich-impeachment-121508.article
-- Impeachment process must be fair, but not slow - Editorial
http://www.suntimes.com/news/commentary/1332924,CST-EDT-edit16c.article
-- Toyota, Honda need the Big 3 Bankruptcy in Detroit would be big trouble for Japan automakers too - Yuri Kageyama
http://www.suntimes.com/business/1332855,CST-FIN-auto16.article
-- At a crossroad on the economy - Jesse Jackson Sr.
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/1332860,CST-EDT-jesse16.article
-- 'That's just politics' won't cut it for gov Defense failed for Ryan, Sorich -- and they weren't on tape - Mark Brown
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/1332984,CST-NWS-brown16.article
-- Who will Blagojevich drag down with him? - Steve Huntley
http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/1332861,CST-EDT-hunt16.article

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- Lake County sheriff Mark Curran switches parties
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/12/lake-co-sheriff-switches-parties.html
-- Lake County sheriff's party switch offers opportunity to slam Democrats Gov. Rod Blagojevich is target of remarks by prominent Republican Party members - Susan Kuczka
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-curran-gop-16-dec16,0,5227972.story
-- He's not crazy - he's crooked - Ron Gidwitz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-oped1216gitzdec16,0,285264.story
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leaders, blasts Blagojevich and praises Patrick Fitzgerald
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/print/chi-1216vplettersbriefsdec16,0,5390397.story
-- Pat Quinn compounds our mess - Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-oped1216byrnedec16,0,6949273.story
-- FRONT PAGE WITH 4.5X9-INCH COLOR PHOTO Of MICHAEL MADIGAN: House approves impeachment probe; Senate proposal on hold - Ray Long and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-house-rod-blagojevich-impeachment,0,2988757.story
-- Governor has friends who also have friends - John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kasstuesdayblago12-16dec16,0,5311000.column
-- Prospect of impeachment now looms over embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich - Christopher Wills
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-illinois-governor,0,1573456.story
-- Be fair and swift - Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-1216edit1dec16,0,5832646.story
-- Casino questions - Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-1216edit2dec16,0,6225863.story
-- Guilty, guilty, guilty; stupid, stupid, stupid - Mara Tapp
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-oped1216corruptiondec16,0,5307620.story

DAILY HERALD
-- "Conscience" made Curran switch parties - Mick Zawislak
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=258290&src=3
-- FRONT PAGE: Ex-Supreme Court Louis Rathje justice doesn't believe court can remove governor - Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=258283
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Should the House explore impeachment? - John Patterson and Joseph Ryan
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=258436&src=109
-- Republicans launch TV ad calling for special Senate election - Joseph Ryan
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=258395&src=109
-- Wheaton candidates (including Republican Precinct Committeemen Jeanne Ives, Mark Kmiecik, and Howard Levine) to battle over three council seats - Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=258400&src=2
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Paula McGowen of Glen Ellyn blasts Birkett, again
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=258216&src=
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Donald Westlake of Wheaton blasts those who ask for bailouts and those who give bailouts. But wait, Westlake is a Democrat, and the Democrat Party platform calls for government to take money from those who have more of it and to give that money to those who have less of it.
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=258215&src=

CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- Speaker Madigan forms committee to explore impeachment - AP (HINZ: Madigan moves to take control of Blago hanging party.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=32240
-- Quinn should appoint new U.S. senator - Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/mag/article.pl?articleId=31102

SOUTHTOWN STAR
-- Several local pols still mum on Blago - Nathaniel Zimmer
http://www.southtownstar.com/news/1332739,121608legislators.article

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
-- Republicans outraged as special election becomes unlikely - Kurt Erickson and Mike Riopell
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/12/16/news/doc4947349425184518060052.txt

NAPERVILLE SUN
-- Legislators say they can work with Quinn More people person than politician - Paige Winfield
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/1333012,6_1_NA16_BLAGOREAX_S1.article

BEACON NEWS
-- Democrat split blocks special Senate election - Dan Campana
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/news/1333020,2_1_AU16_GOVIMPEACH_S1.article

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Biggert, Johnson, Kirk, Roskam, Schock, and Shimkus ask Quinn to back special election - Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/homepage/x1049859568/Republicans-ask-Quinn-to-back-special-election
-- House speaker spells it out for Blagojevich - Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinions/x1435860757/Our-Opinion-House-speaker-spells-it-out-for-Blagojevich

URBANA/CHAMPAIGN NEWS GAZETTE
-- Whatever Blagojevich's mental state, you get what you vote for - Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/courts_crime_fire/2008/12/15/whatever_blagojevichs_mental_state_you

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
-- VIDEO CLIP: Blagojevich's Connection to Labor Union Gets Second Look
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=8078776&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.1.1

CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO
-- Illinois Lawmakers Talk Impeachment for Blagojevich - Ben Calhoun
http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=30900
-- Madigan: Governor Will Get Fair Impeachment Review
http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=30907

SUBURBAN LIFE
-- Birkett pushes for special election, won’t seek U.S. Senate seat - Dan Petrella
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/addison/news/x415880234/Birkett-pushes-for-special-election-won-t-seek-U-S-Senate-seat
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/westmont/news/x415880234/Birkett-pushes-for-special-election-won-t-seek-U-S-Senate-seat

PIONEER LOCAL
-- Curran: 'Conscience' led him to switch parties - John Roszkowski
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/grayslake/news/1332028,G3-curran-121508-s1.article

ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- Second Chances for the Illinois Republican Party - Dan Proft
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/12/second-chances.html
-- House starts impeachment, blocks special election - Fran Eaton (FROM THE ARTICLE: IR learned this evening that the nine Republicans who will serve on the impeachment committee are: State Reps Jim Durkin, Jim Sacia, Chapin Rose, Roger Eddy, Bill Black, Mike Bost, Susie Bassi, Jil Tracy and Patti Bellock.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/12/house-starts-im.html

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH
-- Homosexuality - The Evangelical Temptation - Peter LaBarbera
http://americansfortruth.com/news/homosexuality-the-evangelical-temptation.html

CHICAGO DAILY OBSERVER
-- Emanuel May be Convicted by Profanity; Quinn a Pillar of Jello; The Two Pauls and One Peter - Tom Roeser
http://cdobs.com/archive/our-columns/emanuel-convicted-by-profanity-quinn-a-pillar-of-jello-the-two-pauls-and-one-peter%2C2202/

TOM ROESER
-- It’s Rahm’s Scatalogical Talking Style That’ll Do Him In Now Quinn Wants to Appoint? A “Temporary Senator?” Huh? Who Let “Honest Ab” In? What’s This Nixon-Frost Stuff? Obama Moving into Blair Smells Like Emanuel.
http://www.tomroeser.com/blogs/blogview.asp?blogID=24842

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
-- Atheists Attack Religious Displays in Springfield - David E. Smith
http://www.illinoisfamily.org/news/contentview.asp?c=34177

CHICAGO DAILY OBSERVER
-- Mike Madigan Veering from Train Wreck - Pat Hickey
http://cdobs.com/archive/our-columns/mike-madigan-veering-from-train-wreck%2C2205/

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
-- GOP Representatives Bail Out Wall Street, Stiff Detroit - Adam Doster
http://progressillinois.com/2008/12/15/gop-reps-stiff-detroit

GOPUSA
- A Tale Of Two Churches - Doug Patton
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/dpatton/2008/dp_12161.shtml
-- Who's Losing The U.S. Car Business? - Lawrence Kudlow
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/lkudlow/2008/lk_12161.shtml

POLITICO
-- Obama's seat sparks committees turf battle - Manu Raju
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16621.html

ONE NEWS NOW
-- Assistant Senate Republican Leader Brad Burzynski: Let voters decide who takes empty seat - Jim Brown
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=354744

NATIONAL REVIEW
-- Some Good News in Illinois: A defection to the GOP - Jonah Goldberg
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjAwMWUzOTE3OTY5YTQwNTZlNWQxZmU0ZGViNGI1N2Q=

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
-- Fraudulent “Credit Crisis” Paves Way for Economic Disaster - Cliff Kincaid
http://www.aim.org/aim-column/fraudulent-credit-crisis-paves-way-for-economic-disaster/

AMERICAN THINKER
-- The GOP needs a Colin-cleansing - Doug Powers
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/12/the_gop_needs_a_colincleansing.html
-- Enough with the Illinois Bashing Already - Rick Moran
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/12/enough_with_the_illinois_bashi.html

HUMAN EVENTS
-- Bush as Bankrupt as GM - Jed Babbin
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29899

WORLD NET DAILY
-- Official: Emanuel fast-tracked immigrants to get votes Ex-Clinton aide now promises to loosen rules as Obama chief of staff
http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=83765

NEW REPUBLIC
-- State of Disgrace Why has Illinois always been so corrupt? In a word: adaptability. - David Moberg
http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=bda58754-0d8d-42c7-a9af-e4ecf6b8388d

CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY
-- Will GOP Go Too Far in Tying Blago to Obama? - David Corn
http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/davidcorn/2008/12/will-gop-go-too-far-in-tying-b.html

ROTHENBERG POLITICAL REPORT
-- Republicans Should Quit Celebrating and Face Reality - Nathan L. Gonzales
http://rothenbergpoliticalreport.blogspot.com/2008/12/republicans-should-quit-celebrating-and.html

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
-- Peter Fitzgerald: The Right Man to Replace Obama - Radley Balko
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,467066,00.html
-- John McCain Returns as the Democrats’ Favorite Republican
http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/12/15/pinkerton_mccain/
-- Illinois Republicans not happy about Democrats killing the special election legislation - Greta Van Susteren
http://gretawire.foxnews.com/2008/12/15/illinois-republicans-not-happy/

ABC NEWS
-- Blago Attorney Genson Says He's Not Guilty, Not Resigning - Matt Jaffe
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/12/blago-attorney.html

WASHINGTON POST
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because everyone associated with Obama is anti-Republican and/or corrupt, the Washington Post blasts Republicans who argue "guilt by association."
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/12/republicans_guilt-by-associati.html?hpid=topnews
-- A Briar Patch in Illinois - E.J. Dionne
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/15/AR2008121502491.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

WASHINGTON TIMES
-- All the hate; Not in Left's name; Hands-on work
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/16/culture-briefs-99008823/
-- The heart of Blago - Rich Lowry
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/16/the-heart-of-blago/

NEW YORK TIMES
-- Illinois House Begins Impeachment Process - Liz Robbins
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/16/us/politics/16illinois.html?_r=1
-- Illinois Legislature Votes for Impeachment Efforts - Monica Davey and Susan Saulny
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/16/us/politics/16illinois.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

USA TODAY
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to a poll taken by those who want to force GAM, Ford, and Chrysler into bankruptcy, "Buyers don't fear auto bankruptcy"
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2008-12-15-gm-bankruptcy-chrysler_N.htm

LOS ANGELES TIMES
-- Obama clears himself and staff in Blagojevich case The president-elect says an internal review shows there were no inappropriate conversations with the Illinois governor about who would fill the vacant Senate seat. - Christi Parsons and John McCormick
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-blago-obama16-2008dec16,0,6444483.story
-- What impeachment? Blagojevich signs bills as legislators plot ouster
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/12/obama-blago-1.html

MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL STAR TRIBUNE
-- Illinois county clerks say they're short on money to pay for special elections - Carlyn Rousseau
http://www.startribune.com/nation/36179209.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsr

WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- Process to Oust Governor Starts Illinois Lawmakers Set to Form Committee to Explore Impeaching Blagojevich - Douglas Belkin and Thomas Burton
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122938847708408991.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

ASSOCIATED PRESS
-- NOT SURPRISING: Poll (CONDUCTED BY OBAMA PROMOTERS:) Obama untainted by Blagojevich
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/12/15/Poll_Obama_untainted_by_Blagojevich/UPI-13021229374346/
-- Illinois lawmakers take first step to oust Blagojevich - Christopher Wills
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hVNAcA-xtCA6PKQ8h5s7dBlD_BKwD953H5BG3

CNN
-- Illinois voters should blame themselves - Kent Redfield
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/15/redfield.illinois/

UPI
-- Lawyer: Balgojevich won't resign
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/12/15/Lawyer_Balgojevich_wont_resign/UPI-56551229342414/

AFP
-- Illinois moves to oust corruption-tainted governor
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jAdbLuqQg_IMNShHhOrTceVzTVUA

MARKET WATCH
-- RNC Chairman Statement on Democrats Blocking Illinois Special Election
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/RNC-Chairman-Statement-Democrats-Blocking/story.aspx?guid=%7B6F72B08C-A4D3-4804-B8C2-96BB6A283FDA%7D

ECONOMIST
-- The Republican comeback starts in Illinois
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2008/12/illinois_and_the_2010_senate_r.cfm

TIME MAGAZINE
-- Pat Quinn: The Man Who Would Replace Blagojevich - Eric Ferkenhoff
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1866690,00.html

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE-- Lining up aid, Bush tells carmakers - Jennifer Love (PICTURE CAPTION: Scott Campbell, a General Motors employee, puts the finishing touches on a Chevrolet Corvette on Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.)
http://www.nwanews.com/adg/Business/246825/

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