January 31, 2011

Trash Talkin' in Chicago

So, if you're a candidate for mayor of the city of Chicago and someone asks where you've been and what you've been doing for the past twenty years, here's how you respond: “The reason you didn’t know where I was for the last 20 years is because you were strung out on crack.”
This from the classy Carol Moseley-Braun to Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins (whoever she is, although now I hear she's also a mayoral candidate). Never heard of her before the crack-addict allegation but hey, this is Chicago so any publicity is good publicity, right?
Moseley-Braun has a few skeletons in her own closet (covering up sexual harassment allegations against her "fiance," misappropriating campaign funds and the like) but you don't hear Watkins trash-talking and name calling, do you? Well, at least it hasn't appeared as a sound-byte. Not that that means I would ever vote for this Van Pelt-Watkins person. What kind of name is Van Pelt-Watkins, anyway (is it mandatory to have a hyphenated name to be in this election?)?
I don't know about you but I get enough of that kind of mud-slinging, name-calling in national politics.
So I'll vote for the guy who hasn't lived in Chicago for two years but still proved residency. That's a good thing cuz who else would you vote for? Maybe that Gery Chico guy, if he could spell his own name.
You have to love Chicago politics. It's never dull around here, is it?

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