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Friday, May 26, 2006

Ald. William Beavers on the Cook County Board race...

This was from Tribune columnist Eric Zorn's blog. The response to Ald. Beavers comments are pretty good on this issue. This is what the Alderman had to say at a city hall press conference on Wednesday...

Ald. Bill Beavers (7th): It’s disrespectful to talk about replacing (Cook County Board President) John Stroger. There’s nothing wrong with him! Other than a stroke, which people have every day. Every day they have strokes. OK. He will be back, and he will retake the presidency of the county board.

Andy Shaw: You’re sure of that?

Ald Beavers: I’m positive.

Fran Spielman: Do you think there’s a double standard here, Bill? in terms of –-

Ald. Beavers: --It’s always a double standard when it comes to black folks and white folks, OK? Old Man (Richard J.) Daley had a stroke and was out for a year. Nobody said one word. They were even afraid to whisper that he was sick around here, OK? President Stroger is alive and well, and until he decides that he don’t want run again, it’s up to him. And whoever he decides is going to replace him, that’s what’s going to happen.

Andy Shaw: That doesn’t sound very democratic.

Ald. Beavers: Listen, if white folks can do it, black folks can do it, OK? Easily, all right? We’ve got control of the votes in the city and the county, so we do what we want to do, all right? Remember that.
The other news from the Cook County Board President race also include:

The Stroger family sells their home on East 91st Street from Capitol Fax Blog.

The GOP nominee for County Board President race demands to know if Stroger is well enough to perform his duties from Capitol Fax Blog.

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