Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Updated Nov. 16, 2004 at 6:25 pm

The knives come out: Corinne Wood assesses Chairman Topinka’s performance.
Corinne Wood: My question is, in two years and raising all of that money, what have we gotten- we continue to lose at the Presidential level…the whole Alan Keyes-Barack Obama and I have to say it was a fiasco and most people did see that coming.

Jeff Berkowitz: Do you blame the State Central Committee for that selection of Alan Keyes?

Wood: Well, I think the voters have made their decision as to whether or not there should be a few dozen people in a closed door room making a decision as to who should be the Republican nominee ] for the U. S. Senate. I don’t think they chose correctly. I think the voters of Illinois have also said, “He wasn’t the right choice.”

Berkowitz: Who is to blame for that? Is Judy Baar Topinka? Does she have to share in that blame? She is the Chairman of the State GOP.

Wood: Well, if someone is the Chairman of a Party or someone is the President of the Company, and their company consistently has weak results, you can’t always blame it on someone else, can you?
Corinne Wood, recorded on Nov. 7, 2004 and as is airing on “Public Affairs,” this week in the suburbs and as will be airing through-out the City of Chicago on Monday, Nov. 22 at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV]. See, blog entry, immediately below, for a detailed description of the Suburban airing schedule of “Public Affairs.”
Jeff Berkowitz, Host and Producer of Public Affairs and an Executive Recruiter doing Legal Search, can be reached at JBCG@aol.com