March 05, 2010

Know Your Wavering Congresscritter

If you believe Bart Stupak's claim that he has a dozen Congresscritters who will join him in killing the Reidtacularly Ridiculous Reconciliation Rugfuck, make note (warning: lefty link) of Jerry Costello (D-IL).  He is the Representative for the 12th District, which is across the river from  me. This district is home to Scott Air Force Base, which is a major player in our military's air mobility capabilities and a massive employer in the area. Also, Rep. Costello has had a shady past with ties to folks who have gone to jail and trial lawyers as the Honorable Gentleman from Illinois keeps being reelcted.

Why do I mention this? Well, Costello is a slippery cat (even by Congressional Standards) who can be easily bought and bribed by the porkbarrel process. He has prided himself on protecting jobs and the Air Force Base and for the fact he has helped protect the "Jackpot Justice" system and out of control lawsuit abuse in Southwest Illinois. I would not count on him to stay with Stupak, especially if the Chicago Way threatens contracts or other ties to Scott AFB, or if a few trial lawyers start barking at him.

I will keep an eye on his activities, especially if truckloads of cash or Rahm Emmanuel (BIRM) start showing up in the area.

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