Dear Chicago Clout Fans,
I hope you understand I have taken an interest in the Des Plaines election for 2009. I was involved in the Bensenville Election and also in the Park Ridge Election. I was involved in Bensenville because of the O'Hare Airport Expansion Project and then I got involved in Des Plaines Politics because Mayor Daley and his lieutenants are moving into Des Plaines. Two years ago, the Des Plaines Sixth Ward turned into a fight that became a boil in Des Plaines Politics no one wanted to talk about. The contracts and the Casino deals were in full swing and contracts were debated. Des Plaines Politics is interesting because you cannot trust anyone, you cannot trust the local newspaper, and they are sellouts and corrupt. Russ Stewart also got me interested in this game and I should make up my mind whether I should thank him or not.
I will tell you about the crazy local politicians soon, but I made up my mind on the best of the best. Enjoy my opinion, I base my choice on insider information.
Bensenville: Mayor JOHN GEILS: keep John, smart and not for sale.
Park Ridge: Tie, same but different. Town was screwed by Daley operatives' two elections ago. Enjoy loud planes and pollution, problems from Des Plaines Casino, with little benefits.
Des Plaines : DICK SAYAD: elect this man, period. He needs to put various political factions in order. Des Plaines needs a strong advocate, too much at stake. I got calls about his last mailing, many union members took it the wrong way. Sayad is not anti-union. I am a member of a Union, remember, putting a Union man like Marty Moylan in charge of Des Plaines will be an error. We need Unions to provide checks and balances. Marty Moylan will get eaten alive in this position, he is a full time Union Representative, and despite his assurance of "Flexible work schedule", he sounds like a John D'Amico clone. Dick Sayad has two terms of experience and was an independent Alderman. He did fight for his residents. Dick Sayad did give time and money to his ward. Marty has less than two years as Alderman and aligned with some bad local political blood. I also like Mark Thompson, the Burkross and Todd Wessell relationship is very unhealthy in this town, far too much hate. Mark Thompson would be a great Mayor, but a full time lawyer downtown would make the job a challenge, Mark would be a close second. Marty Moylan would be choice three, he still shook my hand and said hello despite my poundings. Michael Lake would be called "Dusty Knees" where I work and is a disgrace to everyman wearing the uniform. I think Lake ran for office to see his name in the paper or to be a spoiler. I spent more time on Des Plaines because the Casino invites many problems, vote for Dick Sayad.
Dear Chicago Clout Fans,