Sunday, August 12, 2007

Berkowitz joins Mike Noonan on Roeser tonight

Jeff Berkowitz will join Mike Noonan, Democratic politican Campaign Consultant as a guest tonight on Tom Roeser’s weekly, call-in radio show, Political Shoot-out, WLS 890 AM Radio, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. See here for Tom’s Blog which has Tom's thoughts on a great many matters, political and otherwise.

Upset with something Berkowitz said on his show [] 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 and its topics 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.

The show tonight may be touch on the Springfield five ring circus, including the just passed state budget and the remaining issues of mass transit, a capital budget, healthcare access for low income and middle class individuals in Illinois and a Chicago casino, more gaming and perhaps additional casinos, etc. See here for a March 25, 2007, retro TV interview with Illinois Chief Operating Officer John Filan about Gov. Blagojevich's long defunct Gross Receipts Tax, as well as shows with State Reps. Mary Flowers [D-Chicago] and Jim Durkin [R-Western Springs] discussing State Budget and Tax issues ]. Who knows, we may even discuss economics, jobs, free lunches and education.

I don’t know the topics for tonight—they are determined by Mr. Roeser, with some incisive suggestions, no doubt, by his lovely, charismatic and intelligent 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 prior episodes of "Political Shootout," or "Public Affairs."

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, as this is the land of Milton Friedman, the late, great Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics from the University of Chicago [WWMFS, i.e., what would Milton Friedman say?:

-What is the core of the dispute in America about immigration and illegal immigration? Go here to watch October 30, 2006 and July 22, 2006 "Public Affairs," TV shows featuring, in part, Senator John McCain discussing immigration, illegal immigration and the Republican Party.

-How will the immigration issue affect the 2008 Presidential election?

-How will the immigration issue play out? And what will be its impact on American politics by 2024?

--Do the Illinois Senate and House Republicans deserve credit, so far, for their opposition to any increase in state taxes?

-Will the presidential choice in November, 2008 be U. S. Senator Hillary Clinton, U. S. Senator Barack Obama[D-IL], former U. S. Senator and Law and Order star Fred Thompson [R-TN}, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney [Go here to watch a recent "Public Affairs," show featuring, Presidential Candidates Bill Richardson and Barack Obama].

-Will 2006 10th CD Democratic nominee Dan Seals come back to beat Cong. Kirk [R-Highland Park] in 2008? Or, could Seals lose his contested primary with former Rahm Emanuel colleague, Jay Footlik?

-Will Cong. Kirk face a challenge in the 2008 Republican primary?

-Can 36 year old, perhaps wealthy Steve Greenberg beat Cong. Melissa Bean [D-Barrington] in the 8th CD? Is Bean still vulnerable? Is Greenberg, a former minor league hockey player, putting together a winning political team?

-Is WTTW's Chicago Tonight in need of an aggressive political interviewer to boost its sagging ratings? Which TV personality in the Chicago Metro area could provide it?

-Is Dr. Steve Sauerberg or Jim Nalepa a credible candidate to take on Senator Durbin in 2008?

-Is it time for a change in leadership in the State GOP

-Will Cong. Hastert announce this Friday he is "hanging them up," when the current congressional term is over?

-- If Hastert is out, who wins the Republican Primary in the 14th CD. Who wins the Democratic Primary in the 14th CD.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at You may watch "Public Affairs," shows with Presidential Candidates Obama, McCain, Giuliani and Cox and many other pols at