Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dold & Hammer

Who knew, but with redistricting Lake County is to be officially rebranded Lake County 2.0 -- and with it is getting some new congressional reps. Joe Walsh's Eighth Congressional District is leaving Lake County for good, relocating to a nice retirement condo down south; Peter Roskam's Sixth District and Robert Dold's Tenth District are moving in and plan to be around for a long time. If you count 10 years a long time. Following an act like Joe Walsh & his Figurative Fists of Fury is no mean feat, so Roskam and Dold are naturally all like: "What am I supposed to be over here, the Route 53 Extension?"

Lake County has its share of narrow political niches, and plenty of boutique blogs narrowly focused on their niches. Your LakeCountyEye however is committed to covering all of Lake County 24/7/365, and with that pledge is committed to profiling all of the County's newest congresscritters -- the newest of which being the aforementioned Robert Dold.

Robert Dold represents Lake County's newest drawn Congressional District, the 10th, which in 2012 will make a sort of Y incision starting at Deerfield, going all the way up to Zion and over to Round Lake. Not much is known about Dold. His name is comically similar to former Kansas Senator Robert Dole's. Both are Republicans but the similarity seems to end there, as Dole is both a war hero and a moderate Republican.

A more striking similarity exists between Dold and another GOP congressman, ousted Republican Party boss Tom Delay:
  • Prior to entering politics, both Dold and Delay were exterminators.
  • Neither Dold or Delay served in the armed forces.
  • Grover Norquist helped Tom Delay start the K Street Project.
    Grover Norquist campaigned for Robert Dold.
  • Tom Delay does not live in Illinois's new Tenth Congressional District.
    Neither does Robert Dold.

Robert Dold

Tom Delay
You're not seeing double,
you're seeing another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision™!
JFK famously said the torch has passed to a new generation. Tom Delay has gone to sit on the bench at another federal institution. The citronella torch has passed to Robert Dold!

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