Framing the Dialogue

My Kind Of Town

Now this could only happen to a guy like me
And so I say to each of you most gratefully
And only happen in a town like this
As I throw each one of you a kiss
This is my kind of town, Chicago is


Sometimes you find the perfect image to illustrate your post.

Chicago is having a pretty good year if you follow the old adage that all press is good press.  Even with “bad” press you are still in the news.  The Blackhawks made it to the Stanley Cup Finals.  Their junior member of the Senate is now the President of the United States and many of Chicago’s operatives are now employed by the White House.

My kind of town, Chicago is

My kind of people too

People who, smile at you

And each time I roam, Chicago is

As the trial of former Chicago Governor (yes I know it’s Illinois) Rod Blagojevich gets underway even the liberal standard bearer, the New York Times, is wondering what other officials will get dragged through the muck. Blago is believed to have subpoenaed numerous White House Staffers and fellow democrats, Jesse Jackson, Jr, Harry Reid, and Sen. Dick Durbin.  Mr. Blagojevich also tried, unsuccessfully, to compell our community organizer turned president to testify.  The New York Times article linked above listed the Republican strategy to point out the cesspool of Chicago politics and the Democrat response that Blago’s predecessor, a Republican, is now in a federal prison. 

Calling me home, Chicago is

One town that won’t let you down

It’s my kind of town

My kind of town, Chicago is

 Why am I not surprised when Rep. Sestak acknowledged that he was offered a job by someone in the White House to drop his campaign against Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s primary.  Sestak has not changed his story, has won the Democrat nomination, and claims to be the best thing that ever happened to the Community-Organizer-In-Chief.  The three things don’t go together in any way shape or form.  Republicans smelling blood are circling the White House for someone to be thrown under the bus other than Bill Clinton.  We should be encouraged that they are not blaming Bush for this as they went back an additional administration.

My kind of town, Chicago is

My kind of razzmatazz

And it has, all that jazz

And each time I leave, Chicago is

While Sestak has been coy about who offered the job and what the job was, Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff has been rather forthcoming.  Romanoff was planning to run against another White House favorite candidate and pressured Romanoff to withdraw from the race.  Romanoff’s statement about a conversation with White House deputy cheif of staff, Jim Messina, doesn’t pass the sniff test;

“suggested three positions that might be available to me were I not pursuing the Senate race. He added that he could not guarantee my appointment to any of these positions. At no time was I promised a job, nor did I request Mr. Messina’s assistance in obtaining one.”

Now that statement is worthy of Prez Clinton!

Tuggin’ my sleeve, Chicago is

The Wrigley Building, Chicago is

The Chicago Cubbies, Chicago is

One town that won’t let you down

And there may actually be more.  Republicans are looking at two more cases where Democrats may have made similar offers.  Chicago style sounds good when you are talking about a deep dish pizza, but we should have left the Chicago style politics in the Windy City.

It’s NOT my kind of town!

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