Pritzker’s toilet scandal stinks, but it probably won’t matter

I’m feeling a little bad this week for Gov. Bruce Rauner, the boy who cried “Corruption!”

For months — nay, years — the Republican Rauner had been claiming that his Democratic foes are corrupt, despite a lack of evidence that any of them had done anything illegal.

Yes, it’s disturbing that powerful politicians can have side jobs that can create conflicts of interest. It’s less than ideal that public sector unions offer financial support to the lawmakers with whom they negotiate their contracts. But that doesn’t make anyone a “crook,” as Rauner liked to say.

His impotent, increasingly desperate name-calling had become background noise as his approval ratings slipped and polls showed his Democratic rival in November’s election, J.B. Pritzker, running away with the race.

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via Commentary – Chicago Tribune

October 2, 2018 at 06:15PM

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