“This Is How Things Are Done In Illinois”
“…We’re so focused on the criminal aspects, but what about the fascinating political aspects?
Big Bob Kjellander, Republican bigwig and buddy of Bush White House Rasputin Karl Rove, was hanging at Tony’s crib with Obama and Dead Meat. How cool is that?
Was it the appetizers? Maybe fresh figs wrapped with prosciutto? Empanadas? A pitcher of Peach Bellini?
Whatever the refreshments and sweet meats, Illinois political bosses are always hungry to cross party lines in order to score. Just the other day, in writing about the trial, I said party affiliation means nothing to them.
Apparently I wasn’t clear enough because some blogger affiliated with my friends at the Chicago News Cooperative reported that I “dismissed the notion of political identity having any impact on a juror….”