Doug Ibendahl

Give us a break Bill Brady! (Part 3)

March 19, 2006

One of Bill Brady's key pieces of campaign literature has been a so-called "2006 Voter Guide." It purports to compare Brady's stand on six conservative issues to that of his fellow candidates. The "Guide" is full of all sorts of mischaracterizations, distortions and just outright lies when it comes to Jim Oberweis - but...

Give us a break Bill Brady! (Part 2)

March 18, 2006

In Part 1 we asked a number of questions about Bill Brady's seemingly cozy relationship with Judy Baar Topinka. Brady's says he's a conservative. So we're just trying to understand why he's so friendly with the pro-abortion, pro-gay activist Topinka who is going to whip his butt on Tuesday - and meanwhile spends so...

Give us a break Bill Brady! (Part 1)

March 16, 2006

Republicans need to stop playing make-believe. Maybe the results of one poll can be ignored as a statistical anomaly. But when you have several polls, from different firms, over a significant period of time all saying pretty much the same thing - believe it. Topinka's in the lead and she's going to win on...

Topinka wheels-out the big goons

March 14, 2006

You know the Topinka campaign is in serious trouble when the emergency glass is broken and Bob Kjellander (as always, that's pronounced $$hill - an - der) is carted-out to dispense his own special brand of ridiculous, half-cocked personal insults of anyone representing a serious threat to the George Ryan sequel in the making....

Key Topinka backer smears Cardinal George

March 13, 2006

The Queen of Mean's camp is at it again. Last week Judy Baar Topinka was caught publicly calling most of her male opponents "morons." Now one of her closest allies - another serial basher - has smeared Francis Cardinal George by calling the Catholic leader a "bigot" over his opposition to gay marriage.

Personal attacks nothing new for Topinka

March 10, 2006

Judy Baar Topinka solidified her reputation as the loosest cannon in Illinois politics this week.

Topinka campaign drowing in hypocrisy

March 6, 2006

Three of the GOP candidates from the old political class seem to be engaged in an intramural side-game this year. The players are Judy Baar Topinka, Sell-Out Joe Birkett, and Bill Brady - who compete to see who can most quickly transition from preachy comments about Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment - into vicious attacks...

Topinka and Edgar play Republican voters for chumps

March 5, 2006

There's yet more evidence that the wheels are flying-off the Topinka campaign. The Springfield State Journal-Register on Sunday had a short profile on each of the Republican candidates for Governor.

Gay-agenda activist Judy Baar Topinka can’t be trusted to protect marriage

March 3, 2006

Patronizing a gay bar in Chicago's Boys Town neighborhood is just one clue that Topinka long-ago left the Republican reservation. Topinka often heads to Sidetrack. A friend of hers owns the place, and Topinka has even looked to him for advice on allocating state program dollars. Apparently that's what Jim Edgar believes constitutes "fiscal...

The one Republican Topinka won’t attack

February 23, 2006

Illinois Republicans really need to start paying attention. If Topinka gets the Republican nomination, stick a fork in the IL GOP - it's done. At this point we would be concerned if Topinka was seeking the post of Recording Secretary at the local Elk's Auxiliary. When she's not unleashing peculiar put-downs, her comments on...