Sunday, December 18, 2005

Better than Monday Night Football: Cong. Schakowsky [on Cable/ Web]

Berkowitz: So, you don’t, you know, you don’t give him [President Bush] any credit for reviving the economy, even all those jobs, you would agree, two, three million jobs in the last year, that’s a pretty strong recovery.

U. S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky: You know what, Jeffrey? I’m right in the mainstream of where Americans are at, who have declining support for this President, not just because of his foreign policy disaster of the war in Iraq, but because he’s not meeting their needs, and, evidencing a government that can’t do its basic function, like take care of people after a disaster. That it’s not only the culture of corruption and cronyism, but also incompetence.
Jeff Berkowitz: Or, [tactics of] Democrats. You agree Democrats and Republicans have joined together over the years-

U. S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky: Oh, come on.

Berkowitz: It’s a joint [Bi-Partison, Re-districting] Incumbency Protection Act.

U. S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky: Oh, come on.

Tomorrow [Monday] night’s City of Chicago edition of "Public Affairs," features Cong. Jan Schakowsky in an encore performance(D-Evanston, 9th CD) [See Jan’s blog here]. The program with Cong. Schakowsky airs throughout the City of Chicago Monday night at 8:30 pm on CANTV, Cable Ch. 21.

Congresswoman Schakowsky is campaigning to become No. 4 in the House Democratic Leadership, and in the process, trying to help the Democrats obtain a majority in the House of Representatives and make House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the first female Speaker in 2007. Of the 206 Democratic House representative and delegate voters, 118 have publicly reported the candidate they are supporting, and Schakowsky is in second place, trailing the leader, Rep. Joe Crowley [D-NY] by six votes. [See here].

You can also watch the show with Schakowsky on a video podcast or listen to it on an audio podcast by going here to the Public Affairs Cinema. Also available at the Public Affairs Cinema are ten other Public Affairs shows, including Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Candidate Edwin Eisendrath, who will file tomorrow; Republican Primary Gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady, Democratic Primary Cook County Board President Candidate Mike Quigley ; 8th Cong. Dist. Republican Primary candidates David McSweeney, Bob Churchill and Kathy Salvi, 7th Cong. Dist. Democratic Primary candidate Jim Ascot and 6th Cong. District Democratic Primary Candidate Lindy Scott.

The show that we taped today on "Public Affairs," with the Republican Primary Gubernatorial/Lt. Gov. candidate team of Ron Gidwitz and Sen. Steve Rauschenberger should be available as a webcast on the Public Affairs Cinema within a few days and will air in the suburbs during the Christmas/Chanukah week and in the City of Chicago on Monday evening on January 2.
For partial transcripts of tonight's show and to read more about Cong. Schakowsky. the show, and her Democratic leadership contest, please go here and to links referenced therein.
Jeff Berkowitz, Host and Producer of Public Affairs and an Executive Recruiter doing Legal Search, can be reached at