Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NRA Shill Aaron Schock (R-Downton Abbey) Resigns

You probably need a gun with this outfit
Just another NRA quisling caught with his hand in the cookie jar:

Schock billed the federal government and his campaign for logging roughly 170,000 miles on his personal car from January 2010 through July 2014. But when he sold that Chevrolet Tahoe in July 2014, it had roughly 80,000 miles on the odometer, according to public records obtained by POLITICO under Illinois open records laws. The documents, in other words, indicate he was reimbursed for 90,000 miles more than his car was driven.


  1. Another dirty Illinois politician...Good riddance

  2. Will he be held accountable to the people of the state of Illinois?

  3. I'm sort of surprised there's a Republican politician holding office. Though perhaps it's like being a Republican in New Jersey. You get graded on a curve. Especially in Illinois, where the being a dishonest politician is a bipartisan activity.
    I wonder what the ratio of DFL to GOP politicians in prison is at in the state.....

    1. This one should go to jail for that shirt and belt combo.

    2. Answer your own question, tell us.

  4. "Answer your own question, tell us."

    An excellent idea Sammy, especially since there seems to be a definite trend. I'm only seeing two Republicans that have been convicted. And if Schock is convicted, that will make three.

    "Its persistence was documented in Sept. 7, 2006 by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reported that at least 79 current or former Illinois, Chicago or Cook County elected officials had been found guilty of a crime by judges, juries or their own pleas since 1972. The paper provided this tally of the tarnished: three governors, two other state officials, 15 state legislators, two congressmen, one mayor, three other city officials, 27 aldermen, 19 Cook County judges and seven other Cook County officials. "

    "The ranks of imprisoned pols include three former Illinois governors — George Ryan, Dan Walker and Otto Kerner Jr.
    Ryan, a rare Republican in the heavily Democratic state and Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s predecessor, is serving a six-year prison sentence after being convicted in April 2006 on racketeering and fraud charges. A decade-long investigation began with the sale of driver's licenses for bribes and led to the conviction of dozens of people who worked for Ryan when he was secretary of state and governor."
    The article noted that so many aldermen had been jailed that the newspaper ran a front-page-story in 1991 when the year passed with none being indicted or convicted."

    "Criminal charges also have followed Illinois politicians to Washington.
    Former Illinois Rep. Daniel Rostenkowski, who long served as the Democratic chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, pleaded guilty in 1996 to mail fraud in connection with a scheme in which he traded postal stamps for cash, padded his payroll with nonexistent workers and used his account at the House stationery shop to buy gifts. He served 15 months in prison and paid a $100,000 fine.
    Rostenkowski was pardoned in 2000 by former President Bill Clinton."


    1. So you are saying only 2 Republicans have been convicted since 1972 in Illinois?

    2. At least according to this article Sammy. They seem to regard the conviction of a Republican to be quite unusual. Though that might be more a function of the ratio of Democratic to Republican politicians overall.