Doug Ibendahl


Blagojevich’s trash is Topinka’s Treasure

November 14, 2005

Judy Baar Topinka and her mentor George Ryan long-ago abandoned the Republican base, and the alienation is largely mutual. Among real Republicans, any reminder of either brings the sort of uncomfortable conversations one might experience at Thanksgiving Dinner when excuses are made as to why the black sheep of the family isn't present. Republicans...

Disgracing Ronald Reagan’s Legacy in his Native Illinois

November 10, 2005

President Ronald Reagan created a "commandment" for Republicans. It states that no Republican shall speak ill of any other Republican. Reagan created the 11th Commandment to promote unity and to minimize dissension within Republican ranks.

The smear machine gets rolling

November 9, 2005

Well, that didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after Topinka's entry into the Governor's race - the first smear campaign against a Republican candidate for Governor was launched. No surprise, its target was the leading reform candidate, Jim Oberweis.