Sunday, July 26, 2009

Chicago Mob Linked Obama Side Kick Alexi Giannoulias makes Senate bid official

The Chicago Tribune reports:
First-term state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias today firmly affixed his candidacy for the U.S. Senate to President Barack Obama, contending a new generation of leadership in the mold of the man he considers a mentor will outweigh any taint of scandal surrounding Obama’s former Senate seat.

Giannoulias, 33, frequently invoked Obama in launching his bid for the Democratic Senate nomination. He portrayed the race as a choice between the politics of the future or the “tired politics that voters rejected in 2008”—a veiled slap at recently announced GOP contender, North Shore U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, 49.

Asked by reporters whether someone with little more than two years in public office was qualified to sit as a senator, Giannoulias said “they said the same thing about Barack Obama.” Obama spent eight years in the state Senate and two years in the U.S. Senate before winning the White House.
Here's more hope and change from Cook County's own Alexi Giannoulias:
“People are disheartened and disgusted with politics, especially in Illinois where there’s a black eye in Illinois politics—scandal and corruption and pay to play, which is why we need fresh leadership,” Giannoulias said.
We say Alexi Giannoulias knows all about scandal and the subject of John D' Arco Jr. of Chicago Mob fame. Who could forget Tony Rezko had an account at Giannoulias' Broadway Bank? Here's more. So ashamed of Alexi Giannoulias' Chicago Mob ties , Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan refused to endorse to Giannoulias. Unlike Barack Obama.