Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The drama in the 1st District Council race continues...

as Gary Sandberg is reportedly looking to appeal the Election Commission's decision to remove his name from the 1st District ballot.

From reading comments on this and other blogs, here is what I can deduce at this juncture...

SHEER SPECULATION ALERT!

Supposedly, Sandberg was concerned that Emert can't beat Moore. Before Moore had shown any interest of running in the 1st, Sandberg had encouraged Emert to run for the council and actually seemed to "like" Emert. According to Emert, that has changed, cause Sandberg spent 35 minutes saying nasty things about him the other day and didn't shake his hand before saying them.

Sandberg, sees Moore as just moore of the same (i.e., the status quo). Sandberg, believing that Moore could beat Emert, didn't want to sit by and let her take the 1st (which he really cares about), so he "established residency" and then put his name in put his name in and went about "establishing residency."

Now, allegedly, "the powers that be," (i.e., the Mayor and nem) want Moore on the Council. For that reason, the fix was in at the Election Commission (i.e., LaColis Reed a/ka/ the black guy on the Election Commission) to boot Sandberg from the ballot. 

NOW that Sandberg has been booted, Moore has a clear chance of winning the 1st over Emert (you know, cause Emert is white and the 1st is predominately black). Drama.

Again, this is all sheer speculation based upon comments being made by people who are involved with the situation directly and peripherally.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agreed that Moore would beat Emert but not because Moore is black - but rather because Emerts an asshole.

Emerge Peoria said...

Anonymous @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:27:00 PM CST

Normally I would delete such a harsh comment. However, in this instance, I think it can stand, as I have noticed that "a******" is a word that Emert has used frequently in the past and he wouldn't be offended by it.

But let's not get carried away on Emertisims, this blog is PG-13.

meanjarhead said...

Sometimes the world needs an A****** and this city council is in need of more of them. I was at the council meeting last night and seen the city spend $230000.00 on a park in another town. How many cops could we put on the street for $230000.00?

spikeless said...

I don't think that the $230K could be used for cops or very many things. As PJS notes
"The property owner ... is selling it to the city for $230,000. The money came from a longstanding grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources...The Department of Natural Resources grant dates from the early 1980s and was intended to acquire and preserve open land along the Illinois River. After the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center was constructed, that riverfront property was replaced by a Southtown plot...That land was sold in 2007 for construction of a health care facility, and the city had been looking for a suitable replacement ever since."

Anonymous said...

Go, Randall! Moore is too nice.

Mahkno said...

If Sandberg was so concerned about Moore being beat, maybe he should be coaching and campaigning for Emert rather than subverting his efforts.