Thursday, May 18, 2006

Creepy Pete Getting Sleazy

Crain’s reports that Peter Roskam (rô-skŭm') is getting sleazy:
'Sleaze factor' at play in battle for Rep. Hyde's seat

The hotly contested race in the west suburban 6th Congressional District took a new twist Thursday as the GOP nominee sought to turn the so-called sleaze factor on the Democrat in the race.

State Sen. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, charged that Democrat Tammy Duckworth has received massive help from Chicago Democrats who have been caught in a growing series of political scandals.

“You don’t get to be the beneficiary of a machine that catapults you into office and then play Claude Raines,” said Mr. Roskam, referring to a movie figure whose character was “shocked, shocked” to discover gambling occurring in Casablanca.

But Ms. Duckworth’s campaign quickly countercharged by reminding voters that one of Mr. Roskam’s first jobs in politics was working for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay, who recently had to give up his seat in a widening corruption scandal. ***

Mr. Roskam said he worked for Mr. Delay “for seven months, 27 years ago,” and rejected suggestions that he’s being hypocritical because he was the recent beneficiary of a fund-raiser starring Vice President Dick Cheney, whose office has been embroiled in a scandal over leaking the identity of an operative for the Central Intelligence Agency.

One of Peter's mentors should take him aside and explain the rule about not throwing stones while living in a glass house.


NW burbs said...

Has everyone at the Duckworth campaign forgotten that DeLay hosted a $1000 a plate funder for Roskum less than a year ago?????

I am a Tech Teacher said...

Wasn't Karl Rove just here in Wheaton yesterday doing a fundraiser breakfast for this guy? What a f******** hypocrite!


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