Saturday, March 7, 2020

Out and About

orange you glad I didn't say banana
Lake County honorary former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock is in the news:
Former conservative congressman Aaron Schock, of Peoria, published a lengthy note on social media, starting simply "I am gay" and taking aim at both news outlets as well as overzealous federal prosecutors who charged him with using his campaign fund as a private piggy bank — only to later drop the charges.
Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock: ‘I am gay’
What's next for this erstwhile rising GOP star? Your LakeCountyEye observes that the former office holder never held a real job besides holding some office or other. So do not be surprised if this signals his return to electoral politics. If Richard Nixon can pull off a successful comeback anyone can.

Is there room in today's Republican Party for someone who was forced, mid-term, to resign from a powerful elected position and who has also come out of the closet? Your LakeCountyEye suspects that even an honorary Lake County GOP politician can read the writing on that big beautiful wall.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Selfishly using powers of public office towards personal gain demonstrates one does not have what it takes, regardless of sexual preference, which is irrelevant. Nice stunt by Schock to put that front and center.

Lake County should demand a lot better than any return of Aaron Lawlor or Suzi Schmidt both of whom have demonstrated they too misused their offices for stupid, selfish gain.