At first I thought it was a slow news day at the Sun-Times, when I saw this headline Sunday morning: "State Senator Ricky Hendon calls Republican candidate for Governor Brady "idiotic, racist, sexist and homophobic.” Hmmm, I said to myself, they couldn't get a reporter to stop by the local ice-cream parlor for a quote from little Timmy: "10-year old calls chocolate ice-cream the best flavor ever"; or maybe they were too busy to ring up some tweens for a Justin Bieber quote: "He's so dreamy".
But then when you read the story, you realize that even for the low standards of Ricky Hendon, who is probably one of the top three stupidest and most self-serving politicians in the City of Chicago, there are some unique gems:
"I've never served with such an idiotic, racist, sexist, homophobic person in my life," Hendon said before introducing Gov. Quinn. "If you think that the minimum wage needs to be three dollars an hour, vote for Bill Brady. If you think that women have no rights whatsoever, except to have his children, vote for Bill Brady. If you think gay and lesbian people need to be locked up and shot in the head, vote for Bill Brady."Since I've been following Illinois politics for years, I remember well when Senator Brady was one of the crucial votes that almost passed the "Lock up homosexuals and shoot them in the head bill". I also remember when Senator Brady introduced his bill that would strip all Illinois female citizens of their State rights and require women over the age of 16 to sleep with the Senator if he wanted to have more children. I supported that bill and continue to support Senator Brady in his bid for Governor.
Mind you, the above quote was right before he introduced the current Governor to a get out the vote rally on the West Side. Only after the rally when reporters confronted the Governor did he try and distance himself from the Senator's remarks. Pathetic. I can't wait to retire Governor Quinn from public service on November 2nd.