March 15, 2005

Blago, Daley in blame game over gun control efforts

Chicago mayor Richard Daley and Governor Blagojevich are blaming each other for problems passing gun control measures currently moving through the legislature. With the NRA posing a massive and united front on the other side, this doesn't bode well for those hoping for gun sanity in the future.

Mayor Richard Daley is accusing Governor Rod Blagojevich of creating a diversion by blaming Chicago's lobbyists for the recent failure of several pieces of gun-control legislation.

Blagojevich yesterday said Daley wasn't well-served by his lobbyists because they didn't ask the governor's office for help or keep it informed when the bills came up for a vote.

But Daley today says his lobbyists are in good communication with the governor's staff. He also says everyone monitoring legislation knows the status of the gun-control bills because they are what Daley calls the "hottest" bills in Springfield.

Daley also criticized lawmakers for blocking gun-control measures while advancing proposals to let more people carry concealed weapons.
And if you want to get a taste of gun-nuttery at it's finest, go see John Birch's lovely site. (Oh, and don't forget to buy some Amsoil.)


At 3/15/2005 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There he goes again, blaming someone else for his problems.
That's the MO on our governor.
He doesn't hold himself accountable to anything that goes wrong. And there is an unwritten rule never to criticize staff, because they are the worker bees behind the scenes doing 99% of the work. But there goes our Governor, attacking the Mayor's staff.

It's really a shame!

At 1/24/2008 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love to waste time, on trying removing guns from honest citizens. The real difficult problem is bringing new jobs to Chicago and Illinois. All societies and most of the crime problems will go down dramticly.But politicians don’t want to work on a large time consuming, real difficult problems. It’s too hard and they are not that smart.


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