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Illinois Wed Sep 01 2010

Where Illinois Pols Are In The Rankings

Chicago's political media sphere is abuzz with where Illinois pols ranked in this "unscientific" Washingtonian survey. According to the Tribune, those surveyed were "administrative aides, press secretaries, legislative directors and high-level committee staffers willing to participate." Here are the results:

SENATE

Workhorse: Durbin, No. 1

Most eloquent: Durbin, No. 1

Clueless: Burris, No. 1

Most likely to star in a scandal: Burris, No. 3

HOUSE

Rising star: Schock, No. 3.

Hottie (male): Schock, No. 1

Gym rat: Schock, No. 2.

Best dressed: Schock, No. 3.

Most likely to star in a scandal: Schock, No. 2.

WHITE HOUSE

Best Obama administration figure: Emanuel, No. 2.

Worst Obama administration figure: Emanuel, No. 3.

Best dressed and a gym rat and most likely to star in a scandal? What are they trying to say about Schock? And since Emmanuel ranks near the top in both Best and Worst Obama administration figure does that mean he's doing something right or wrong?

 
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B'town Xpress / September 2, 2010 12:38 PM

Daniel,

Its pretty well known that Schock is gay, and the scandal is for when he is outed by some "anonymous" politico. (I've heard from several sources that certain individuals are holding this in their back pocket for use later)

Haven't you heard of the Rahm and Obama stories and the little bar up north called Man's Country?

Lets just say they knew what it took to get ahead.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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