She apparently had an escort to Iraq. According to a Republican source, Schakowsky told the gathered Code Pinkos and friends Petraeus said that violence is going down in Iraq but she doesn't know where. Said he used a power point presentation and pointed to places where things are getting better...and here are her exact words: " I don't know where he was pointing or what he was talking about. We just need your help to get out of Iraq now".Video: Oh, sorry, I got Jan confused with someone else.
She went on to say she didn't even know who the enemy was. Maybe, Jan, you can borrow that visual aid from Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA).
There were some cars in the hotel lot from Deerfield and Glencoe, but quite a few people were bused in from Chicago and the 9th (People's Republic of Evanston, etc.). Presumably from Rahmbo's district too. And there were a bunch of SEIU-er rats there too carrying signs.
And apparently Soros and MoveOn who are bankrolling this stuff--Iraq Summer- have brought in a hired gun politico agitating in the 10th (since they have so little support in this district). A guy named Josh Lansdale, listed as the event organizer, up here from Missouri. According to this, Lansdale has an order of protection out against him and is looking for love around here, up on match.com. Maybe he was hoping that Breasts not Bombs (warning--gross stuff) would be there--he might not know they are mostly aging feminists.
But there's worse, Lansdale perpetrated a hoax on the citizens of Missouri.And from Michelle Malkin, video of another questionable national ad Lansdale appeared in, with further information debunking his claims:
That story aired Oct. 10. Clark’s original ad featuring Lansdale debuted on Nov. 1. In that ensuing period, Lansdale refused to release documentation about his medical claims in the McCaskill ad. Sen. Talent challenged McCaskill on the ad in one of their debates. Another local TV station, Fox 2, investigated the claims further in a report aired Oct. 23. The McCaskill campaign told the station it would not release any VA hospital reports proving Lansdale’s claim because “VA reports are very complicated. He doesn’t need to be put under the microscope any further.” The news broadcast also discovered that Lansdale had in fact seen a nurse practitioner in a timely manner for his medical condition. More local blogs and TV stations tracked Josh’s ducking and hiding. Left-wing blogs attempted to invoke the absolute moral authority defense to shield Lansdale from scrutiny.
Does this sound familiar? And here's an account from another north suburban blogger, The Unincorporated Middle, who corroborates this account and reveals another deception--fake robocalls purporting to invite residents of the 10th to a town meeting with Rep. Mark Kirk, when it was a staged Dem campaign rally orchestrated by hired outsiders. (What's with the Yankees hat! Nuff said.)
This is shameful--Illinois Democrats and Jan Schakowsky embracing a proven liar and engaging in more lies in the process. Voters in the 10th are too smart to fall for this. Go home Jan.
UPDATE: The Politico:
The Federal Election Commission has fined one of the last cycle’s biggest liberal political action committees $775,000 for using unregulated soft money to boost John Kerry and other Democratic candidates during the 2004 elections.
America Coming Together (ACT) raised $137 million for its get-out-the-vote effort in 2004, but the FEC found most of that cash came through contributions that violated federal limits.
The group’s big donors included George Soros, Progressive Corp. chairman Peter Lewis and the Service Employees International Union.
The settlement, which the FEC approved unanimously, is the third largest enforcement penalty in the commission’s 33-year history.