Thursday, as I was driving to the Post Office, I noticed a political tee shirted Terry Kappel walking west on Route 14.
You know I had to ask him why he was so attired in Crystal Lake.
Was he going door-to-door for a Democratic Party candidate?
I drove around the block, stopped in a parking lot and asked him.
He was on the way to his chiropractor.
But, our encounter wasn’t a complete washout.
He was wearing the a 16th District “Gaulrapp for Congress” tee shirt with buttons and stickers.
He told me that Independent (that’s what will appear over her name on the ballot in her race against Republican Associate Judge Gordon Graham) judicial candidate Sally Wiggins had found someone going through her garbage.
Now, that was interesting.
I’ve heard of one party’s operatives going through the garbage of campaign offices locally, but never a home. Took me back to J. Edgar Hoover garbage gathering efforts I’d read about.
Wiggins showed up at McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s fund raiser last night.
She was working the crowd and even had a young man writing names and phone numbers in a spiral notebook.
I asked to speak with her and she shoehorned me in.
“Tell me about the garbage guy,” I said.
She told me that Saturday morning she saw a man going through the garbage in her can at the end of her driveway.
When she asked him what he was doing, he reply,
“Do you have a re-cycling can?” I asked.
She said she did, but
“He was in by regular garbage.”
Wasn’t it the Laugh-In Naze who said, “Ver-r-r-r-r-y in-ter-r-r-r-r-es-s-s-ting.”It should be noted that Judge Graham is the one who named a special prosecutor at Bianchi’s GOP primary opponent Dan Regna’s request to investigate whether Bianchi used tax dollars for political purposes.
In related news, the hearing to decide whether a similar prosecutor should be named to investigate whether McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren used tax dollars for political purposes has been postponed. That effort was initiated by Nygren’s primary opponent Zane Seipler.