“All politics is local.”
So, I guess that puts McHenry County Blog in the right place for those who want to know about “local.”
That’s what McLean County Pundit reminds readers on its masthead.
Today my mailbox was graced with a large envelope from State Senator Pam Althoff (R-McHenry).
I figured it was an invitation to a fundraiser. A fancy fund raiser. It was about that size. It had a stamp, although now that I look at it closely, it’s probably a bulk mail stamp. (Did you know people are more likely to open a letter, if you put a commemorative stamp on it?)
Anyway the letter wasn’t personalized. It was to
“Dear Republican Neighbor”
That seems to be stretching it a bit since I don’t even know where Pam lives, but politicians take liberties with words like “neighbor.”
People skim letters like this. At least I do.
There’s bold face type to help skimmers figure out what is important.
I see former Governor Jim Edgar’s name first.
Befitting a letter endorsing Kirk Dillard, Edgar’s name shows up twice.
But looking at it again, I see this paragraph:
“The people of Illinois deserve nothing less than a Governor who will put taxpayers first…”
Had to stop there, because my one big beef with Kirk, which I talked to him about at his reception held at his wife’s great-great-great something grandfather and former (first elected in 1865) Governor Richard J. Ogelsby‘s and grandmother’s home in Decatur during the last GOP state convention and, more recently, when he came to talk to the ladies at 1776 in Crystal Lake, was his vote to triple the RTA sales tax. It ill cost McHenry County taxpayers on the order of $9 million a year times three. And we are the smallest collar county
And, now I see he has the endorsement of the IEA, the Illinois Education Association, for those of you who don’t follow state politics. That the biggest teachers’ union and one does not have to watch state politics too closely to know what they want—higher income taxes.
Anyway, the letter arrived yesterday.