Illinois: Looks Like George Ryan Guilty On All Counts

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    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy:

    http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/local_story_107111835.html
     
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    Good riddance.
     
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    Illinois has been cursed with crud like him.

    http://www.restoretrust.us/cost/

     
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    Yahoo! News Explains how Ryan used Illinois death row to try and 'reform' himself, (unintentionally I'm sure, but not lost on the voters-see how Blue Illinois has become...)


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_us/governor_s_trial
     
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    I credit George Ryan with the problem the Illinois GOP is now facing. I'm pretty sure that the only person that can fix it is Jim Edgar.
     
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    Jim Edgar is out, his wife made sure of that. Too bad about his heart, but I don't blame her.
     
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    Unfortunately, you are correct. I just hope Judy Baar Topinka is up to the challenge of sending Govenor Blagojevich back to Dick Mell's house.
     
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    I don't know anyone other the lockstep GOP folk that are going for Judy. Since she undermined Oberweiss and brought in Keyes last go round, her stock plummeted with those I know.
     
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    It plummeted with me too. My absentee ballot went to Ryan. However, Topinka is the GOP candidate and is, I can't believe I'm saying this, the hope of the Illinois GOP.
     
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    If there isn't an alternative, I'll vote for her because Rod is just bad news. I doubt that she could be worse, but heh, it's Illinois. :coffee3:
     

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