From GOP candidate for Illinois Attorney General Paul Schimpf in a meeting with the D/A editorial board:
Well, do tell. Are you saying Lisa the Nep isn’t “independent”?
“There are some consultants in the Republican Party that are saying you need to attack [Lisa Madigan] personally and make the argument that she should be in jail…I don’t believe that and I’m not going to do that.”
Well, bravo Paul!
Whatever “consultants” are saying that need to be fired because they have obviously never heard of Identity Politics or Barack Obama. Yeah, advocating for a mother of young children to be sent to jail makes a whole lotta sense—if you are brain damaged.
And don’t forget, just as it is not possible to object to any policy of Obama’s except for racism, it will not be possible to object or criticize Lisa Madigan without being labeled as a sexist.
This is the world we live in—blacks and women claim they want “equality”, but they really don’t. What they want is a holiday from reality and a pass from the scrutiny and criticism that is part and parcel of our democratic society.
Paul Schimpf understands that, even if other GOPers don’t.
And really, isn’t it a pity that Paul is running in this no-win race rather than one where he could shine and be an “independent voice for the citizens”?
He’s an impressive guy—who will lose, but let’s hope he continues on to run another more winnable race.