Illinois GOP unveils Hispanic outreach strategy

By DOUG IBENDAHL • November 17, 2012 


When you’re a Republican in Illinois, sometimes all you can do is laugh. So here goes.



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Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady’s Top 10 Ideas for Hispanic Outreach


10.     “Fire Madigan” apparel line to be replaced with Mike Madigan Piñatas.


9.       No, you still won’t be able to vote for your state party leaders, but please enjoy unlimited trips

          to our new Build-Your-Own Nachos Bar.


8.       We’re this/close to locking-in Menudo reunion concert for Republican Day at the State Fair.


7.       From this day forward, state central committee referred to as mis amigos.


6.       Kirk Dillard legally changing name to Jesús.


5.       Republican elephant to be replaced with scrappy yet lovable Chihuahua.


4.       Outreach Gift Bag includes coupons for Chili’s, DVD of the first season of The George Lopez

          Show, autographed Ricky Martin poster, and Dora the Explorer activity book.


3.       Complimentary black helicopter rides with Jim Oberweis.


2.       County GOP Lincoln Day Dinners now Fiestas de Presidente Lincoln.


1.       All future money-laundering schemes to be denominated in pesos.


Doug Ibendahl is a Chicago Attorney and a former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party.



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