January 17, 2006

"Headusher" post of the day

My choice to follow Lane Evans into the U.S. Congress is "young" Mike Jacobs.

Not only has Senator Jacobs attracted tons of favorable local and statewide press, he's also garnered positive reviews in the Illinois General Assembly. By edgeding out a sitting state representaive to win the open senate seat, Mike Jacobs proved he well understands the "inside" political game.In addition, it turns out that Jacobs is a prolific fundraiser. In fact, Jacobs has another fundraiser set for May 9. Sources close to the event predict Jacobs will take in another $25,000 on Monday. If my math is right, "young" Mike Jacobs has raised approximatley $135,000 in the past 56 days.

The Jacobs' Family has long been close to Congresman Evans and his loyal staff. In fact, when Lane first entered politics, Denny Jacobs was the first public offical to endorse him. Further, Mike and Denny have long been generous with their time and money. If the switch comes, look for Jacobs to retain Evan's long-time governmental and politcal staff. Furthermore, I can't help but notice that both men share similar political beliefs as strong advocates for choice, labor, vets, senior and the enviroment. In addtion, both men are Catholics.

Moroever, Jacobs is young enough to get the job done, and smart enough to know how to do it. Furthermore, Jacobs is well-liked and well-known throughout the 17th District. When all is said and done, labor, vets, county chairman and local Democrats will likely encourage "young" Mike Jacobs to follow Lane Evans into the United States Senate.

Although Senator Mike Jacobs has yet to defeat Mike Boland, at this point he looks like the strongest possible candidate to replace Lane when the time comes.If "young" Mike Jacobs goes to Congress, look for Rep. Patrick Vershoore to follow Jacobs into the Illinois Senate, opening a House seat in Rock Island. Who will fill that seat is anyone's guess?If "old" Mike Boland had played his cards right, Jacobs might have appointed him (Boland) to the Illinois Senate seat upon his departure. Of course, all this is rank speculation, but that's what makes blogging and this so much fun!

--Posted by theheadusher to The Inside Dope at 5/6/2005 10:14:30 PM


At 1/17/2006 1:40 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

I thought the idea was to not post anything from headusher??

At 1/17/2006 2:02 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Good point. Others have expressed disgust with having to read this crap as well.

I thought it might serve as a way to show readers what the guy is about, and maybe the person or persons responsible for these and so many hundreds of other similar posts, might get the point and maybe stop bombarding the blog with these kind of comments.

But while the idea might have had merit, I think I was mistaken.

You're right. Featuring this stuff isn't the way to get away from it.
And it's at least encouraging that people have written saying that they're sick of it, so why feature more of it?

I agree.

Another commenter asks whether with elections approaching, there isn't more important matters to cover.

I agree with that as well, though they didn't offer any suggestions as to what we should be discussing.

I think I'll discontinue this idea.

If anyone really wants it to continue, let me know. Otherwise, I won't inflict the "Headusher" on you long suffering readers anymore.

At 1/17/2006 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the Headusher. I feel that this is the right order in the change of command. I think either Reps Vershoore or Bolan should have followed Jacobs into the Senate Seat but water under the bridge. I hope and expect that Lane Evans will be in power for years to come.

At 1/17/2006 5:28 PM, Anonymous M. said...

I only wish Rosa Parks were here to help heap the praise on Junior Jacobs.

At 1/18/2006 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sen. Mike Jacobs was selected by Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich to escort him from the Senate to the House for his State of the State adress. Quite an honor for a young freshman Senator. Looks like all his hard work is paying off by having the Govs ear for the people of the 36th.

At 1/18/2006 4:18 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Yes, no doubt that's an honor and it's very nice for Jacobs' ego, (as if it needs any help.)

But a fat lot of good that does anyone here in his district. What exactly is accomplished by walking with the Governor for a few hundred feet?

And you falsely make it seem like it's going to be just Mike and the Governor strolling from the Senate to the House with all eyes on them.

Try being honest.

How many people were "selected" for this honor?
A dozen?
A bit of perspective would be nice.
I'll see if I can find this out, unless you want to volunteer the information yourself.

At 1/18/2006 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that Congressman Evans continues to serve this district until he decides he is ready to retire; he serves the 17th congressional district well. The 17th C.D. is very large. For those of you who do not pay much attention to the South of you, keep your eyes open, and on State Senator John Sullivan. He won the southern region of the 17th district by a large margin. He is a very likeable man. Just thought a different perspective might be helpful for the blog's dialogue. Thanks.

At 1/18/2006 8:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well your right it wasn't "Big" Mike Jacobs holding hands alone with the Gov it was also Tony Munoz Daleys point man in Chicago and AJ Wilhelmi a rising superstar from the Joliet region. My understanding is that this is a huge honor and it is associated with deal making. Infact I understand Jacobs and the Gov. agreed to a project for a high speed train with the first leg being built from RI to Geneseo with future additions all the way to Chicago.

Great Job Sen. "BIG" Mike Jacobs.
I feel you deserve congratulations for this and your other great accomplishments in such a short young career!!

At 1/19/2006 4:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job of keeping these putz's honest! Good to see them coming back to correct their misimpression.

I think you could stop these Jacobs hypers by simply removing the exclamation point key from their keyboards. They'd be lost.

And a "rising superstar" that no one's ever heard of. That's an interesting concept.

At 1/19/2006 7:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's look a little more closely at these posts, while the spelling is improved (yea, spellcheck), the grammar still smells of the Senator with the "short young career!!"

"My understanding is that this is a huge honor and it is associated with deal making." - uh, what?? An honor associated with "deal making". That's just plain ridiculous.

All signs point to Mike posting these pro-Jacobs comments, too many adjectives, inside information, the use of the abbreviations "Sen." and "Gov.", the bizarre logic, and of course, the glowing praise for himself.

At 1/19/2006 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a high speed train from RI to Chicago would be a great idea!

Great concept Sen. Mike Jacobs.

At 1/19/2006 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job Mike, keep up the good work. You have accomplished so much.....

I think everyone here should congratulate him on his "young short career" and let's all hope it is fact short.

At 1/19/2006 10:15 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

That rail idea is pretty intriguing, though with all the other major woes facing the area, why we need a high speed train to Galesburg is beyond me.

But does the dufus above truly think we're so stupid that we'd believe that Mike Jacobs actually came up with this "concept"?

Give us a break. Money guys dump money into his campaign, tell him what proposals they want him to push in exchange for this money, and then he goes out and humps for their projects which will line their pockets with public money.

Jacobs then thumps his chest and tries to claim ownership when all he is is their front guy... a puppet... a useful tool.

Sure, that's the way politics often works, but the attempt to paint him as some sort of visionary who's coming up with these ideas is a joke and an insult to people's intelligence

At 1/19/2006 10:20 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

And I've also had a change of heart on these "Headusher post of the day"s.

They're just too priceless to keep to myself. And they're a perfect object lesson in what not to do on a blog.

I'll post them from time to time as I see fit.

At 1/19/2006 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The train to Geneseo is the first leg to Chicago. I think "BIG" Mike Jacobs was probably wheeling and dealing for the people of the 36th district while he was being accused of writting these posts. If you would have seen Sen. Mike Jacobs with the Gov as was shown throughout the state you would have seen the moment that he and the Gov.agreed about the high speed train. If you know "BIG" Mike Jacobs you would know that he is a puppet only of the people of the 36th and a servent of the Lord!! And no man rules him.

At 1/19/2006 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to ask. Just what kind of drugs ARE you on?

At 1/19/2006 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad Mike's empty promise is backed up by...nobody. Boland says it's unlikely that the money will appear, and if it does, it should be used for more pressing issues, and the state's budget office has never heard of such a train.

At 1/19/2006 11:33 PM, Blogger illinois said...

Hey Senator,

The only train you should be bragging about is the Western Illinois University-QC riverfront train. Why in the hell are you wasting your political capital on a train from Moline to Geneseo when we have a $50 million WIU-Qc Riverfront campus to build?

Why aren't you fighting for that?

It's about priorities, young man.

A highly educated workforce is more important than a train from Moline to Geneseo.

At 1/20/2006 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are people going to do when they get off the train? Take a cab? It takes 15-20 minutes to drive to Geneseo, why would you spend 30 taking a train, and then have to pay for a cab?

At first glance this sounds like a decent idea, but the more I think about it, the more I realize how off-base it is.

At 1/21/2006 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The train is going to head on to LaSalle and then downtown Chicago, maming us the most Western Suburb of Chicago. If you don't get that one Illinois, your more lost than I imagined!

At 1/22/2006 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, when is it going to head on? How much longer will we have to wait for the money? In the mean time we have a depreciating rail line to nowhere...


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