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"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster



Saturday, October 09, 2010 :::
 

All of the non-outrageous outrages I've been posting about pale compared to this moronic attack on Mark Kirk:
The Kirk campaign confirms the congressman was secretly taped this week while telling state Republican leaders about his hiring of a voter integrity squad to concentrate on four regions that happen to be areas populated by large numbers of African-Americans who vote heavily Democratic.

"These are lawyers and other people that will be deployed in key, vulnerable precincts, for example, South and West sides of Chicago, Rockford, Metro East, where the other side might be tempted to jigger the numbers somewhat".

"For him to insinuate that there is some vote fraud going on in these communities is just an insult to the hundreds and hundreds of people who serve as election judges on elections. I find it disgraceful and insulting," said Ald. Freddrenna Lyle.
Yeah. Why would anyone think there could possibly be election fraud in Chicago? But get this:
Lyle, a Democratic Committee member and an Alexi Giannoulias supporter, and others were offended by Kirk's use of the verb "jigger" when talking about regions heavily populated by black voters...

"The problem I had is that it sounds so much like another word," Rev. Albert Tyson said.


::: posted by Steven at 11:28 PM


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