Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Does Eisendrath have the Right Stuff?

Revised at 12:30 am on Tuesday, Jan. 10 to correct some slight transcript errors; Revised at 11:45 am on Wednesday to add many missing links.

Jeff Berkowitz: Do you have the right stuff to become Governor of the State of Illinois?

Edwin Eisendrath: Not only can I do this, but it isn’t about me and it isn’t about Rod [Blagojevich]. It is about what people want to see in their government. And, I don’t think that it is okay that we don’t fund schools and we can’t send our kids to college; that the state budget is in worst shape than it was four years ago. Those [things] aren’t what Democrats are about.
Jeff Berkowitz: On economic issues, are you with the Republicans? On corruption issues, are you with the Republicans?

Ed Eisendrath: The Republicans can’t talk about corruption while George Ryan is on trial. And just because Rod [Blagojevich] lets them do it doesn’t mean that I will

Berkowitz: They [The Republicans] have been doing it [talking about Democratic corruption].

Eisendrath: As far as I am concerned, they don’t have the “stuff,” to do that. I have shown that I can clean up a government.

Berkowitz: Is Rod running a corrupt administration?

Eisendrath: The [Blagojevich] Administration has crossed the line—[show ends].
Edwin Eisendrath, running for Governor in the March 21, 2006 Democratic Primary in Illinois. The show was recorded on December 27, 2005 for a forthcoming Public Affairs episode that will air in the City of Chicago on Monday, January 16 at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV], the suburbs the week of January 9 and on the Public Affairs Cinema [starting now and continuing at the Cinema for at least a month], which currently is also airing a five minute interview with Eisendrath, taped about a month ago [See here]. The Cinema also houses a dozen recent, other Public Affairs episodes, each of which is available here
Jeff Berkowitz, Host and Producer of Public Affairs and an Executive Recruiter doing Legal Search, can be reached at