Thursday, June 19, 2014

Whipped Out!

the doppelgängerThat crash and burn heard throughout Lake County was not the Goliath flying off the rails at Six Flags.  No, it was Congressman Peter Roskam.

Haha, as readers of this blog are unavailingly aware ...
Peter Roskam (a Lake County Congressman by virtue of a technicality) was Deputy GOP Whip and on track to becoming the next Majority Whip in the US House of Representatives -- until reality intervened. Reality, in this case being a Republican caucus vote that gave the job to some cracker tea partier guy from Louisiana instead. And on the first vote. According to Crain's ...
Mr. Roskam's defeat could leave him out of leadership entirely, since the whip names his own deputy. There has been talk that another Illinois Republican, Peoria's Aaron Schock, might get the spot.
Roskam loses bid for House GOP majority whip
Oh the humanity!

What does the future hold for the Congressman now that he has a lot of unexpected free time to look forward to? Your LakeCountyEye has been told that Peter Roskam may enroll in a community college class. Or perhaps meet new people. Or maybe finally become an Amway distributor.

Roskam's shocking defeat, however, was not completely unwelcome. Some operatives are relieved that they will not be subjected to any more stupid Whip puns on this blog.

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