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Election 2008 Mon Nov 03 2008

"The Scariest House on the Block"

Reader Lindsay Banks sent us these photos of "a house I biked past in Evanston today."

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Rich / November 4, 2008 12:40 PM

No offense guys...but you said:

"When we first discussed launching a political blog, we felt strongly that it should reflect not one political viewpoint, but rather be a place to unify the political viewpoints and debates of all Chicagoans and Illinoisans."

You go on and say:

"We have Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, libertarians, leftists, and others lined up to contribute pieces. Our only rule is that they be related to state and local issues, and that they not be the same old talking points. Intellectual honesty is our first principle.."

Yet, on one of your first posts you show the "scariest house on the block" is the one with a bunch of McCain signs?

Way to "Unify"...or will we being seeing a "Zing" towards Obama to keep up the "intellectual honesty"? I mean, that IS your first principle.

Gimme a break...same old left thinking one sided Gapersblock...nice try though.

Andrew HuffAuthor Profile Page / November 4, 2008 12:47 PM

Rich, did you look closely at the photos? The title of this post was taken from the sign in the front yard. The photos were passed to us by a reader, and are not *our* opinion but that of a resident of Evanston. Their zing, not ours -- I'll add quotes to the title.

Please consider giving us more than one day to demonstrate our commitment to a wide range of perspectives.

sarala / November 4, 2008 10:38 PM

Personally, I think this is hysterical!

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