Friday, May 02, 2008

Howard Dean Had No Problem When Illinois Moved Its Primary Date From Mid-March To Feb. 5th

Oh, the things you learn online!

After reading the Sun-Times' Eye On Rezko blog this morning, I started googling to see if Obama had any involvement with "Irving Park Road" (Chicago). Hm. I learn that that's where Rahm Emanuel's office is located and where a Rezko-Davis condo deal is also located, and where Obama and Hastert procured $14 million for road improvements... when, lo and behold, I find this little gem from June 20, 2007:

Illinois moves primary to Feb. 5

Posted by Rick Pearson at 10:06 a.m.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich today signed into law a measure moving up the state's primary date to Feb. 5, joining a cavalcade of states seeking more influence in choosing presidential nominees.

“Illinois is the fifth largest state in the country. The people who live here deserve to play a bigger role in deciding who the presidential candidates will be,” Blagojevich said in a statement.

The move was orchestrated by the state's Democratic leadership in an effort to aid home-state U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

But with about 20 states in the Feb. 5 running--a date now being dubbed "Super Duper Tuesday"--Obama's rivals are expected to use Illinois as a fundraising ATM rather than a campaign destination for a major delegate victory.

Instead, Republicans expect they will become a larger focus for the new primary date, which replaces the state's traditional mid-March primary. With a large but fluid GOP presidential field, state Republicans have already proposed an August straw poll on GOP day at the state fair.

But the date also moves up candidate filing for all other offices on the primary ballot, including the state legislature. With the current budget impasse in Springfield, some lawmakers wonder if they'll still be in overtime session at the same time their re-election petitions hit the streets.

You tell me: What did IL Dems know about Obama that made them move their primary date from mid-March to Feb. 5th (aka Super Tuesday)?

By the way, here's what I was going to write about Irving Park Road:

Things that make you go hmmm: Why did Senator Obama lobby for "About $14 million for improvements to the intersection of Wood Dale and Irving Park roads in Wood Dale" with Denny Hastert?

Which also happens to be where Rahm Emanuel's office (Obama superdelegate) is located?

Which also figures prominently in the Rezko-Davis connection ("After Rezko got Davis appointed to the pension fund Board, Davis helped Rezmar in two major developments as a member of the Plan Commission, even though the two men were business partners. The first vote involved a housing development along the Chicago River at Irving Park Road and was cast a month after Davis won a seat on the Board.")

Interesting location to google, isn't it?

There's probably no "there" there (at Irving Park Road), but it certainly looks hinky.

Howard Dean's obvious Obama bias also looks hinky, and there's definitely a "there" there.

MI & FL? No way! IL? Sure!

Don't forget that Obama was one of Dean's original Dean's Dozen in 2004.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


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