I was wondering why a local non profit politico blog here in San Francisco was so interested in Illinois politics
Quote of the day from Beyondchron "As talk swirls as to Barack Obama’s replacement in the U.S. Senate, most of those mentioned are African-American candidates. But BeyondChron has learned that the most likely choice is Tammy Duckworth, a disabled Iraq war veteran of Asian descent. Duckworth is very close to Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, and also to Obama. Here’s why we think she is the favorite for the job ...
First, after losing a close congressional race in 2006, Tammy Duckworth was appointed head of the llinois Veterans' Affairs Department by Governor Rod Blagojevich. This is the same Governor who appoints Obama’s replacement.
Not any more. Illinois Governor Blagojevich just got arrested
A 76-page FBI affidavit alleges that Blagojevich was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps during the last month conspiring to sell or trade Illinois' U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama for financial and other personal benefits for himself and his wife. At various times, in exchange for the Senate appointment, Blagojevich discussed obtaining:
A substantial salary for himself at a either a non-profit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions;
Hmm..Politics and non-profits....that sounds like Beyondchron. How did Beyondchron learn in advance of the Duckworth appointment?..Were they on the phone too with the Governor? Is there some sort of kinship between corrupt SF politics and Chicago? Why would anyone in SF even care about Illinois politics?
Maybe it's just the non-profit low income housing for seniors and other low income people that's driving this with Beyondchron/Tenderloin Housing Clinic. There is a parallel with Tony Rezko (Wiki) who is involved in yet another indictment today with president Obama. Rezko ran a bunch of low income projects in Chicago, much like Randy Shaw of Beyondchron is doing in San Francisco
n June 2007, the Sun-Times published a story about letters Obama had written in 1997 to city and state officials in support of a low-income senior citizen development project headed by Rezko and partner Allison Davis. The project received more than $14 million in taxpayer funds, including $885,000 in development fees for Rezko and Davis.