September 28, 2005

Wrong Mike

During introductions at a round table discussion on methamphetamine Monday, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan introduced state Sen. Mike Jacobs, as ... Sen. Mike Boland. Oops. Boland's name was listed with Jacobs and Pat Verschoore on the list of people to introduce, but Boland wasn't in attendance. Everyone pretty much laughed it off, with Madigan adding, "that is kind of funny."

It's not funny, it's hilarious!
What I'd give for video.

Any chance Lisa Madigan's gaffe was "accidentally on-purpose" as an extremely artful jab at "Young"™©® Sen. Jacobs?

And speaking of methamphetimine, Ashley Smith, the blonde who was held up as some sort of incredible hero when she was host to the man who had murdered a judge and others in Atlanta, and who also has been held up by the religious right as some sort of proof that religion had caused the fugitive to give himself up after she told of reading the guy some religious book. Well.....
Turns out she was a drug addict who had lost her child due to her drug abuse and had done crystal meth with the murder fugitive before he decided she was an angel sent from God and that he'd been led to her. (Sounds like the meth induced delusions had more to do with his giving himself up than God.)

Ms. Smith revealed the drug use in her new book which she no doubt will make big bucks from in addition to the thousands of dollars showered on her as a reward for her role in the capture of the fugitive.

What a shame when another phoney attempt to create a hero crumbles under the truth.


At 9/28/2005 8:38 AM, Blogger diehard said...

I know Mike Jacobs keeps talking about how we all need to be unified, but c'mon!

At 9/28/2005 3:47 PM, Blogger youngridemocrat said...

I think what's far, far more amusing, Misses Dope, is the Quinn-Boland news conference held yesterday to promote vehicles that use alternative fuels. Rep. Boland made the hilarious mistake of showing up in his Cadillac DeVille at an event to promote fuel saving autos.


The Argus and QC Times both called him out on the carpet ... "Stepping out of his Cadillac."

Wish I could have been a fly on the wall today when Rep. Boland called the QC reporters to scream about them mentioning his Cadillac!

At 9/28/2005 4:21 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

That is hilarious as well. Another big "ooops" moment for a local pol.

The Dope was told by a source very close to the Boland camp that, with Boland racking up a phenomenal amount of miles in his never ending cris-crossing of the state, racking up sometimes thousands of miles a week, that one of his campaign aides finally told him he ought to just finally break down and get a nicer car rather than spending endless hours on the road in a cheaper model.
Boland finally took his advice... and now it came back to nip him.

I've seen Boland tooling around town several times in his Caddy, just the other day very near Dope manor, as a matter of fact. I noted a couple of Boland bumper stickers adorning the Coupe DeVille, but none for any other Dem.

Pols must, unfortunately or not, watch out that their actions match their words. Senator Durbin has been known to refuse to ride in gas-guzzling vehicles lest it give the impression of hypocrisy.

At 9/28/2005 8:18 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Dope you are so right. Anyone hear the Dwyer and Michaels show today?

There was a guy who drives a grease car on it and says he can get a gallon for less than a buck!!

We need to check that out with the price of gas going up up up....

At 9/29/2005 3:31 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...


At 9/29/2005 6:58 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Dope, I am serious. This guy says his car runs on grease not gas and it's a diesel so in reality it's both. But he saves a lot of money. He says go to the web site

to find out more about it. I am not joking. Looks legit.

At 9/29/2005 10:14 AM, Blogger diehard said...

What kind of car does Appointtee Jacobs drive? At least Caddy's are American made!

At 9/29/2005 10:42 AM, Blogger youngdem503 said...

Actually Jacobs drives a Lincoln LS which if I am not mistaken is an American car.

At 9/29/2005 12:23 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Not to put too fine a point on it, but it's dubious if there are any 100% "American made" cars anymore.

If you checked the origin of the components of the cars, you'd find that only a fraction are actually manufactured and assembled in the U.S. Even such brands as Ford, Chevy, and the rest often have foreign made engines and other components.

But I guess it's still relevant that at least they're assembled mostly here, and while the companies are global, some of them are headquartered here.

At 10/01/2005 11:08 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

The car I saw parked at his office didn't look like a Lincoln. It was a small coupe. So I still think we have not answered the question.

Comon headgusher- tell us...

At 10/02/2005 12:57 PM, Blogger theheadusher said...

"I think Mike Jacobs is a short timer in the Senate. Mike Jacobs gets the appointment, but doesn't know how to hold on to it!"

- Maybesomeday


You are no smarter today than when you first uttered the aformentioned statement! Congratulations, I guess!

At 10/02/2005 6:35 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Gee I hit a nerve - ya think? Ouch.... too thinkskinned to last long I'd say Gusher, I mean Mike J......

Grow up. Answer the question unless you are afraid it may make you look bad - what kind of car does Sen Jacobs drive - make and model please?

At 10/02/2005 6:37 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Before you cry "spellcheck" like the other dodos who are crybabies,

To clarify my above:

I meant, too "thin-skinned"...

At 10/02/2005 8:13 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I can't help but note that a person appointed to office who has served for a bit over a year and who has not yet faced a challenger or election is a "short-timer" in anyone's book.

Father Denny served for decades.. wonder if he'd consider his son a secure vet in office after less than two years without facing a race? I imagine Denny would tell his son straight up that he's still a puppy wet behind the ears as far as experience in office.

Are you suggesting that Sen. Mike has been in office a long, long time now and thus MaybeSomeday's statement is obviously false?

And I guess you're also suggesting that Sen. Mike knows how to hold on to office. Well, I guess if showing up for the job and not resigning for a bit over a year qualifies as "holding on" to your job.. I guess you have a right to suggest Maybesomeday's statement is obviously wrong.

Sen. Mike might end up serving for longer than his father. No one can tell.

But I find it a little galling that you feel Jacobs is now somehow a seasoned veteran who knows how to hold on to his seat when he's never so much as campaigned or faced an election for office, and has only served for less than two years.

At 10/03/2005 2:01 PM, Blogger theheadusher said...


"To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence, SUPREME EXCELLENCE consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."

-Sun Stu
"The Art of War"


"Maybesomeday's statement is obviously wrong."


At 10/03/2005 4:56 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

"Sun Stu"? HAHAHAHAHA!!! Is he related to Disco Stu from The Simpsons?

And again, you're the master of the bizarre, blatantly dishonest, non-reality based spin. You're no doubt proud.

At 10/03/2005 8:17 PM, Blogger theheadusher said...

"The skillfull leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fight."

- Sun Tsu
The Art of War

Dope, don't hate the player, hate the game!

At 10/04/2005 9:55 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Why not hate both, when appopriate?

At 10/05/2005 1:48 AM, Blogger theheadusher said...

Because it takes too much energy to hate! And winners never, ever hate, because they are too busy smiling at the crowd!


At 10/05/2005 6:41 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Usher are you cutting the cheese??


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