Yesterday GOPer Neil Anderson announced his candidacy for Illinois Senate District 36 and issued this unintentionally hilarious statement in a press release:
“On day one, I will refuse to accept the pension and healthcare perks offered to state legislators…”
Don’t think this is some noble sacrifice on Anderson’s part—he’s already sucking taxpayer $$$$ for pension and healthcare as a Moline firefighter.
But still, even though Anderson’s pledge is weaselly, I suppose it is an improvement over his opponent Mike Jacobs who has at least two pensions due and so Anderson ought to be applauded, rather than mocked.
But you know how I am.
The account in the Dispatch-Democrat contained the usual error that Jacobs was “elected” in ’04 when in fact he was selected by his daddy and three of this daddy’s cronies in 2005. If you repeat a lie often enough, etc. etc.
Bobby Schilling was also on hand for the festivities and according to the D-D, Schilling said “We’ll do everything we can to help [Anderson] get elected.”
Schilling did everything he could to help Anderson get elected last year when he ran against Pat Verschoore.
How’d that work out?