Sunday, September 06, 2009

Berkowitz joins Senator Roger Keats on Roeser's radio show tonight

Jeff Berkowitz will join former State Senator Roger Keats, 2010 Republican Primary candidate for Cook County Board President, as a guest tonight on Tom Roeser’s weekly, Sunday, call-in radio show, Political Shoot-out, WLS 890 AM Radio, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
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Political personalities or pols who might be discussed tonight include President Obama, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, Republican House Leader Tom Cross, Senate President Cullerton, Senate Republican Leader Radogno, Attorney General Madigan, Gov. Quinn, Republican Primary Gov. Candidates Proft, Andrzejewski, Murphy, Brady, Dillard and Schillerstrom and Democratic Guv candidate and State Comptroller Dan Hynes, Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, Cong. Kirk, Treasurer and U. S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, Democratic U. S. Senate candidates Cheryl Jackson and David Hoffman, Rush Limbaugh, John Kass, Mike Flannery, Carol Marin, Cmsrs. Peraica and Schneider; Eric Zorn, Paul Vallas, Dem Primary Cook County Board President Candidates Ald. Preckwinkle, Clerk Dorothy Brown, Cong. Davis, President Terry O'Brien, Sheriff Tom Dart, 10th CD Dem. Primary candidates Seals, Statte Rep. Hamos and Richardson, 7th CD Dem. Primary candidates Ford, Burnett, Collins, Dixon, Hatch, Ascot, Fioretti and many, many more.

Potential questions and topics to be discussed.

Will Cong. Davis stay in the Cook County Board President race?

What's the significance of Adam Andrzejewski winning the Conservative Summit straw poll?

If the Democratic Cook County Board President Primary is between Ald. Preckwinkle, Clerk Brown, Pres. Stroger and Pres. O'Brien, who wins? Can Roger Keats beat any of these candidates?

Will former Senator Keats be a mere placeholder for the Republican nominee for Cook County Board President?

Will Lisa Madigan run for Senator in 2014?

How does Cong. Kirk stack up relative to Cheryl Jackson? David Hoffman? Alexi?
Could Pres. Todd Stroger win re-election in 2010?

What is the significance of the President Stroger override of the repeal of one half the county sales tax increase?

Will a state income tax increase be passed in Illinois this year? What would be the impact of that on jobs and the Illinois economy?

What will it take for the Illinois Republican Party to become the party of ideas? Somebody realizing they could take some ideas from the Illinois Policy Institute? Somebody realizing they could take some ideas from the Heartland Institute? Has a candidate already started to do that?

Were Illinois Republicans able to unite around the new Senate Republican Leader Christine Rodogno, and the continued leadership of House Republican Leader Tom Cross, both of whom are moderates, at least on social issues.

Did Chicago Tonight manage to do its 100th consecutive interview of a liberal book author recently Do conservatives not do book tours in Chicago? Or, does the Chicago Tonight staff just not read the books of those authors?

What examples would Chicago Tonight give of ideological diversity among their hosts/interviewers?

Was putting Palin on the ticket a major mistake by McCain?

Did Sarah Palin demonstrate she has insuffient knowledge of domestic and foreign policy issues to be the Republican front-runner for 2012

Could Paul Vallas win as a Republican candidate for Governor?
Could he get out of the R Primary?

Does the Chicago Public School system spend more than $15,000 per kid per year to try to educate kids? Did Arne Duncan tell the truth about this? Does Ron Huberman tell the truth about this? If not, why not?

--Did the Illinois Republican Party restore its brand by opposing the Quinn income tax increase? Did Cross and Radogno keep the party united on this issue?

Is Obama's cautious nature both his strength and his weakness?

Did RNC Chairman Michael Steele do a good job of speaking to the DuPage County Republicans (and to the media) in February?

Did Steele make a mixtake when he criticised Rush Limbaugh? or, was it a mistake to apologize to Rush? Did Steele make a mistake when he spoke recently of a woman's individual choice on the abortion issue?

Will U. S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald be promoted? be removed? fall off a horse?

Will healthcare insurance reform pass the Congress in 2009? Will it have a Public Option? A trigger for a Public Option? Is Senator Snowe the Earlean Collins of the U. S. Senate? the Sandra Day O'Connor of the U. S. Senate?

Will Justice Stevens announce in the Spring of 2010 that he is retiring at the end of the 2009-10 term? Will Judger Wood be nominated as the next Supreme Court Justice?

Will Bill Strong, Bill Cadigan, Dick Green and State Rep. Coulson all run in the 10th CD Republican Primary? If so, who wins the nomination?

Will Dan Seals, Julie Hamos and Eliot Richardson all run in the 10th CD Democratic Primary? If so, who wins the nomination? Who wins in the general election?
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at *************************************************************
"Public Affairs," is a weekly political interview show airing in Chicago on CANTV, in the Chicago metro area, Aurora and Rockford on Comcast and also often on the Illinois Channel. You can watch the shows, including archived shows going back to 2005, here.
More than 100 of our shows from the last two years are posted on the Public Affairs YouTube page , including very recent shows with 7th CD Democratic Primary candidates State Rep. Collins, State Rep. Ford and Chief Deputy Recorder of Deeds Williams-Burnett; 10th CD Dem. Primary Candidate State Rep. Hamos; and Republican Gubernatorial Primary Candidate Dan Proft.