Sunday, August 20, 2006

Berkowitz joins Pankau tonight on Roeser's show

Jeff Berkowitz will join State Senator and Republican State Comptroller candidate Carol Pankau as a guest tonight [Sunday] on Tom Roeser’s Political Shoot-out, WLS 890 AM Radio, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm and See here for Tom’s Blog (Righteous blog chops hath Tom, says Chicago Tribune columnist and the father of Chicago blogging- Eric Zorn, and that’s the highest compliment you can get from Eric].

Upset with something Berkowitz said on his show, Public Affairs, or something he wrote on this blog?—Tom Roeser’s show on Sunday night is your chance to fire back. A free fire zone, so to speak. Also, you can help shape the show by calling in with your questions and comments—312-591-8900. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Communists [no collect calls, please] and others are, of course, all welcome.

I don’t know the topics—they are determined by Mr. Roeser, with some incisive suggestions, no doubt, by his wife Lillian. However, an educated guess is that the questions will consist of various Statewide, including downstate, issues, possibly selected from the following questions, some of which are holdovers from last year.

Of course, you can call and ask any of the below questions or whatever you like. As with University of Chicago Ph. D. prelim questions in economics over the years, many of the questions on Political Shoot-out stay the same each week, only the answers change. And you are Free to Choose, so to speak:

What would it take for Judy to beat Rod
·What could give Carol Pankau a chance of beating Comptroller Dan Hynes
·Is Alexi Giannoulias still hiding from the press? Will the mob questions ever go away?
·Does Republican State Senator Christine Radogno have enough money to beat Giannoulias for State Treasurer
·Is Tony Peraica favored to be the next Cook county Board President?
• Does Joe help Judy?
• Will the Governor’s All Kids health insurance legislation and pact with Rev. Meeks be crucial to his re-election? Can such programs of and agreements by the Governor overcome the corruption allegations and taints relating to the Blagojevich administration?
• Is Senator Obama a likely VP pick in 2008? A possible candidate for President?
• Could Cong. Kirk [D-Highland Park] be upset by Democrat Dan Seals [Wilmette].
• Is Cong. Bean [Democrat-Barrington Hills] vulnerable in the 8th CD?
• Is Maj. L. Tammy Duckworth even with Sen. Peter Roskam in the 6th CD ?
• Has Daley turned the corruption eruptions around?
• How soon will Bob Sirott be a weekday anchor at NBC- 5 News? How much is he earning as a Weekend Anchor and special projects guy? 500K? 300K? 200 K? Inquiring minds want to know.
--Does Rutherford really think he can beat Jesse White for Sec. of State
--Is WTTW in need of some political balance?
• And, of course, much, much more.
Jeff Berkowitz, Host and Producer of Public Affairs and an Executive Recruiter doing Legal Search, can be reached at