February 27, 2006

Chicago Tribune endorses Mowen for 17th district congressman

The Chicago Trib is backing Republican Jim Mowen in the 17th District U.S. congressional Republican primary over Andrea Zinga and "Little Buddy".
17th District: The choice in the Republican primary is Jim Mowen, a commercial real estate developer from Rock Island whose first priority is bringing jobs to the district. Also running are Republican Andrea Zinga, a former Quad Cities television anchor from Coal Valley, and Aledo businessman Brian Gilliland.
The Tribune also endorses Mike Jacobs over Paul Rumler.

Their endorsements statewide can be found at the link above and here.

Hat tip to John Beydler for the catch.


At 2/28/2006 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they really endorsing over Lane quite yet?

When I read the article I got the impression this is just a primary endorsement.

At 2/28/2006 10:15 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Crap! You're absolutely right.
I appologize for the blunder.

The dog ate my brain. The sun was in my eyes. I was temporarily insane. Or more likely, I was just not thinking.

At any rate, thanks for pointing that out. It's been corrected.

BUT... as noted in the FAQ in the sidebar, while I'm grateful when people bring mistakes to my attention, doing so in comments is not the place to do it, for the reasons that it is confusing after the correction has been made, and it side-tracks the comments away from the subject or issue. Bring blog related things to my attention in e-mail. I can then acknowledge the mistake within the post.

For such things as corrections, suggestions, or anything concerning the blog rather than the subject of the post, please use e-mail in the future.

I ask all for their cooperation on this, otherwise such comments may not be published. Thanks.

I return you now to our regularly scheduled program. Any comments on the endorsement?

At 2/28/2006 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two good picks from the Tribune.

At 3/01/2006 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch for the general election picks at the Trib when Lane will shine and whomever wins of the three stooges - Mowen, Gilligan and Zinga will begin to cry in their spilt milk.

At 3/01/2006 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tribune is a Republican paper. They won't endorse Lane, no matter who the opponent. Want proof? Here's what they said in 2004:

"17th District: Democratic Rep. Lane Evans had some tough elections in the 1990s because he was more liberal than his district. He survived, and the last remap gave him a more Democrat- leaning district. Republican Andrea Lane Zinga of Coal Valley, a former newscaster, has drawn some heat for saying that Evans' struggle with Parkinson's disease has left him incapable of handling the job. Evans' health is a legitimate issue for voters to consider. But when Zinga calls Evans an "anti-gun demagogue" for supporting the now-expired federal assault-weapons ban, she sounds shrill and her judgment comes into question. She has a goofy idea for a constitutional amendment that would permit the House to require that the Senate review and vote on whether to overturn Supreme Court rulings. This is a disappointing race, and no endorsement is made."

If I'm Jacobs, I try to distance myself from the Tribune / Republican endorsement.

At 3/02/2006 3:02 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Jacobs will instinctively run towards this or any endorsement like a 5 week old puppy, yipping and yapping and BSing like it's a brilliant masterstroke for himself and an incredible honor.

It's only AFTER he gets done doing that that someone might remind him that perhaps he shouldn't be crowing to loud.

To be fair, he hasn't left a dozen comments boasting about this endorsement here as would normally occur. But then again, maybe... just maybe, having all garbage comments weeded out has had some effect.

The usual pack of trolls and slugs who often come across as steroid damaged nitwit high school jocks, have been blessedly quiet lately.

I feel like I've been up all night with 5 screaming babies who wouldn't quiet down no matter what I tried, only the night has been about 10 months long.

Maybe they've finally focused on their baa-baas and have gotten over their nerve-grating obnoxiousness.

Either that or they've gotten into the Nyquil again.

At 3/02/2006 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dope, I haven't seen Jacobs singing about any of his numerous endorsement like that wild pack of Rumlerites have barked about the Green party endorsement. You are way off base again. I will be back to right wrongs when they are blogged. I think that you are the one who has been quiet. Sleeping thruough the night is a big step for you. Now if we can just potty train you we will all seleep better.

At 3/02/2006 1:29 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon pest above...

Are you saying I've accused Jacobs of crowing about this endorsement?

You should actually read what I write intead of leaping to conclusions. If you had, you'd have noticed where I write:

"To be fair, he hasn't left a dozen comments boasting about this endorsement here as would normally occur. But then again, maybe... just maybe, having all garbage comments weeded out has had some effect."

At any rate, and the reason you haven't noticed anyone crowing about the Trib endorsement is that I didn't publish those.

Continue to be the self-appointed watchdog.. I rely on readers to spot mistakes.

But next time, before you correct something, make sure it's a mistake to begin with.

At 3/02/2006 11:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No! You said; Jacobs will instinctively run towards this or any endorsement. How could that be thought to be you accusing Jacobs of crowing about this endorsement? These are your words. Your censorship means little to me. After all you get the pleasure to read them and that is all that matters to me. You notice that you are the one calling me a pest. You can do better than name calling or at least name call better. It is of little consequence to me however. So you are saying people did crow but you didn't publish those. Sounds like editor talk to me. I remember the Rumler Green Party endorsement and all the crowing. You seemed OK with that however. Since it wasn't my crowing that you claim to have sencored I am glad there are are more Jacobs supporters out there in Bloggo world than just me. I expect for you to censor and if you could, do one of those where you say I said bad things and it was to bad to show. Those are my favorites.

Have a great weekend!!!

At 3/03/2006 12:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, is the Dope wrong on this one. Jacobs has assembled a long list of endorsements without so much as a whisper to brag about them. In fact, I'm beginning to wonder what he's waiting for since Obama, Durbin, Evans, Verschoore, Boland, most area labor unions -- have all endorsed him. He's gone the other way and not said a word.

At 3/03/2006 10:22 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 23:24 writes:
"You can do better than name calling or at least name call better."

Ok, you're a clueless pantload. How's that? I must admit though, my heart wasn't in it. You're just confused.

As I pointed out, I specifically said that Jacobs had been quiet about this endorsement. Why you keep trying to ignore that and argue that I said the opposite is ... well, stupid.

And I "sencor" or whatever you call it comments which ramble, don't contribute to the discussion of the topic of the post, and largely don't have a point.

If you want to attack me or have a criticism or question, then contact me directly by e-mail, I'll be happy to discuss it with you.
But please don't waste everyone's time clogging up comments with your grousing.

As far as Rumler getting a couple endorsements, first of all, the group did not have any connection with the Green Party, as you'd know if you paid attention, and secondly, I did a post on it, just like I mentioned Jacobs' endorsement. How is that crowing?

A couple people may have left comments saying it was a good thing for Rumler, but please, don't you dare get into the habit of trying to blame me for what other people say.

Don't argue with me, argue with your fellow commenters. Leave me out of it.


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