Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Better than Obama-Hillary Oregon-Kentucky election returns:Rep. Durkin w/Berkowitz on Obama, McCain and Impeachment; Cable and Streaming

Revised and Links added on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 about the State GOP and its June 6-7, 2008 Convention
This week’s suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features State Rep. Jim Durkin(R-Western Springs). The show with Rep. Durkin, who is also Illinois Chairman of the McCain for President campaign, was taped on May 4, 2008.

The show with State Rep. Jim Durkin is also available 24/7 on your computer.

State Rep. Jim Durkin debates and discusses, with Jeff Berkowitz, Public Affairs show host and Executive Legal Recruiter, Obama's state legislative accomplishments, McCain for President, the Combine, the Illinois Republican Party, Public Corruption, Recall or Impeachment of Blago, a new RNC member from Illinois, the McKennas and much, much more (see, below for a more detailed list of show topics).
The suburban airing schedule for Public Affairs is included, below.
The show with State Rep. Jim Durkin will also air throughout the City of Chicago this coming Monday night, at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 (CANTV) and in Aurora and surrounding areas on that same Monday night at 7:30 pm on ACTV, Cable Ch. 10.
A partial transcript of this week’s show with Rep. Durkin will be added to this blog post shortly.
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) debates and discusses the issues with "Public Affairs," show host and executive legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz.

Rep. Durkin's background and experience:

Rep. Durkin graduated from Illinois State University in Bloomington, IL and John Marshall Law School. He was an Assistant Attorney General for one year and an Assistant State’s Attorney under State’s Attorney Jack O’Malley for five years.

Jim Durkin is in his 10th year as a State Rep. He was appointed to be a State Rep. in 1995 and re-elected three times until he gave up his seat to run successfully in the 2002 Republican Primary for the nomination to run against Democratic incumbent U. S. Senator Dick Durbin. Durkin won most of the print and electronic media edit board endorsements but lost in the general election to Durbin. Durkin was appointed again in 2006 to a State Rep. seat and won re-election in 2006.

Durkin was Chairman in 2000 of the Illinois McCain for President campaign and he holds that position again this year. This year Durkin is also national legislative co-chair of the McCain for President campaign.

Topics discussed on this episode of “Public Affairs,” include whether the Republican Party message in Illinois is anti-tax? Whether it is anti-public corruption? Whether it is pro-jobs?

Also discussed is the significance of a meeting between Tony Rezko, Gov. Blagojevich and Ali Atta, at which time a 25K check from Atta to the Blagojevich campaign was placed on the table by Rezko and what was being done about a job for Atta in the Blago administration was discussed. Does that meeting sound like an indictable offense for the Governor?

Was Democrat Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn leading the unsuccessful effort to place the issue of being able to recall a sitting Governor on the ballot this fall? Will the Illinois statehouse vote articles of impeachment against Gov. Blagojevich? If yes, will the State Senate vote to convict Gov. Blagojevich of an impeachable offense.

Will the state of Illinois operating and capital budgets get passed by the legislature before the end of May, 2008?

Was State Senator Barack Obama a sure vote in the Illinois legislature for the Cook County machine and City Hall?

Are the questions about the intersection of the McKennas’ political and economic interests “interesting.”

Is Senator McCain still in trouble with the Republican base due to his past and current views and votes on the Bush tax cuts, campaign finance limitations, restrictions on illegal immigration and judicial appointments?

Will the State GOP Convention in Decatur, IL on June 6-7, 2008 result in two new National Republican Committeemen from Illinois? Is the change as to one long overdue? Will the new male RNC member be former State Senator Steve Rauschenberger? Pat Brady (from St. Charles)? Cong. Ray LaHood? Someone else? For more on the Convention and current State GOP news, see here and here.

Does State Rep. Durkin think that State GOP Chairman McKenna should be more forceful and critical of public corruption involving Democrats holding public office at all levels, including City, County, State and Federal?
This week’s suburban episode of Public Affairs with guest State Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) airs:

tonight at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette

and tonight at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

and this week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 pm airing on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.

Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at JBCG@aol.com. You may watch "Public Affairs," shows with Presidential Candidates Obama, McCain, Giuliani and Cox, last night's show in Chicago and Aurora with 6th CD Democratic candidate, Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (Ret.), this week's show in the suburbs with State Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) and shows with many other pols at www.PublicAffairsTv.com
Recently posted shows on the Public Affairs Youtube page include this week's show in the suburbs with State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), last night's show in Chicago and Aurora with 6th CD Democratic candidate Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (Ret.), last Monday night's show in Chicago and Aurora with Sen. Dillard, and our prior shows with former Presidential Candidate John Cox, Dem. Campaign consultant Pete Giangreco, State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago), Senator and Deputy Republican Senate Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and many other pols