Monday, September 29, 2014

The Hunger Game

Even though Peter Roskam is Lake County's vestigial Congressman, one would be hard pressed to find someone in the county even remotely familiar with his name. Whether by design or by default, Roskam has managed to keep a low profile throughout this election year. Your LakeCountyEye had to search the Internet back well into the previous year for any mention of Peter Roskam. This despite the fact that there have been more than a dozen stories posted about Roskam in 2014 on this blog alone! Truth indeed is stranger than fiction.

A November 2013 press release out of Roskam's Washington office says ...
In advance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Congressman Roskam and his wife, Elizabeth, met with volunteers and helped pack food at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumberg.
Congressman Roskam Packs Food for Philippines
That was back in the day. Fast forward to the present and Roskam plans to be in Crystal Lake to support the Illinois House Republican Organization -- a special guest for an evening of fine food and bourbon tasting:
On the menu:
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Salad of Organic Greens
    Garden Grown Tri-Colored Sage and Chili de Arbol Vinaigrette
  • Combination of Local Grass Fed Red Angus Filet Tips and Wild Caught Salmon Cake
  • Butternut Squash and Purple Mashed Potatoes
  • Bourbon-infused Black Bottom Pie with Fresh Whipping Cream
It is unknown whether any starving children have been invited. Your LakeCountyEye has been told that Congressman Roskam will request a doggie bag.

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