Friday, June 27, 2014

The Schock of the New

Get a job! Peter Roskam lost his job. As readers of this blog are idly aware ...
Whipped Out!
Lake County's peripheral Congressman, Peter Roskam, lost a winner-take-all slugfest to be the new US House Majority Whip. Roskam explained the rout to the Daily Herald ...
"When it all came down to it, it was a regional issue," Roskam said this week. "And the argument that prevailed was we need a southern member or we need a red state member to sit at the leadership table." "I would tease people, 'Look I'm from the south part of Wheaton, Illinois.'" he said. "Roosevelt Road was not the Mason-Dixon Line they had in mind."
Roskam: Whip race 'was a regional issue'
Obviously his Republican caucus never visited south Wheaton.

For the record, Roskam's job was given to some tarheel from North Carolina. According to the Sun-Times ...
Incoming House Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., is replacing Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., as chief deputy whip, tapping Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., for the post. Roskam, currently the chief deputy whip, lost his own bid to move up to the whip post last week with the Scalise victory. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., an active Scalise supporter, was named by Scalise to be a senior deputy whip.
Schock tapped for Scalise whip team
For the record, Schock Tapped for Scalise Whip Team is not the title of a movie seen on the marquee of the Bijou in Old Town. The News-Sun headline refers to Aaron Schock, a Peoria Congressman. Peoria, for the record, is south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Now that the long knives have been pulled back into their sheaths, Roskam is evaluating job offers. Ten of them, your LakeCountyEye has learned:
Ten Jobs for Ex-Chief Deputy Whip, Peter Roskam
  1. Ambulance Chaser
  2. Ski Bum
  3. Venture Capitalist
  4. K Street Lobbyist
  5. WIND Shockjock
  6. Midwest Chairman, JPMorgan Chase
  7. Junketeer
  8. Amway Distributor
  9. Internet Blogger
  10. President, Hair Club for Men
Look for your LakeCountyEye: Will work for food near you.

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