Neal’s Column today is a wonderful exercise in what if Da Speaker wasn’t really Da Speaker? So he works for his entire political career to have united Democratic control of Illinois government and he just steps down and admires his masterpiece? Sure. I have some MODOT bridges in Missouri to sell you Mr. Neal. They are in great shape! I guess one can say ‘wouldn’t it be nice if…,’ but it has no effect on reality.
Rich Miller makes an important point here that not all political scandals are equal. The end of this his column is a bit hard to figure though. We should be circumspect in calling for an investigation, but reporters should be reporting all of the petty garbage. Voters should know about it and use it to make decisions.
This ain’t your father’s Jerry Berger.