By: Diane Benjamin
Well it seems as if the Dems had a snafu at the last County Board meeting.
Eventual candidate (more about that later) Derek M. Lough appeared to be ready to do a fire and brimstone speech about voter suppression in McLean County. The Dems are all fired up about waiting lines in at ISU. They want 100’s of thousands more dollars spent at ISU so the students can sleep in then show up in mass late in the day.
- Never mind the fact that there are no lines in the morning.
- Never mind the fact that we spend more money per vote on the voters at ISU.
- Never mind the fact that we spend money and resources having two weeks of early voting at ISU when they don’t do that at all the other precincts.
- Really, just never mind the facts at all if they don’t support their liberal woe is us victim mentality.
More money, more money more money.
That’s the mantra of the new young democrats.
While Derek had not signed up to speak at the County Board meeting, the democrats none the less announced he would be speaking. They have one set of rules for them and one set for the rest of us. Those who were paying attention said that it looked like Logan Smith was going to ask for Derek to speak at the end of the meeting using the “other business” loop hole.
When the Chairman asked if there was any other business Logan appeared to act like he wanted to speak but never raised his hand or spoke up. Logan is really in WAY over his head with this sort of thing. Bless his heart (for those of you who don’t speak southern, Google that phrase. It’s worth a Google).
I think this might have been Mr. Derek M. Lough’s planned announcement that he is running for office. In my opinion it is painfully obvious that Derek M. Lough is getting ready to run. I would guess Auditor or possibly Circuit Clerk. Why he would use his imagined voter suppression as a reason to run for Auditor or Circuit Clerk is anyone’s guess as neither office has anything to do with voting. I believe it was just a way to have lots of press there to cover his announcement of his candidacy, but this is just speculation. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what “spectacular” announcement scheme he conjures up next. When he does come out with his very staged spectacular announcement, just remember, you read it here first. His liberal University of San Francisco education may not mesh to well with the voters of McLean County. Just my opinion though.
As for other candidates it appears blatantly obvious to me that the ultra-liberal and ultra-profane Rachael Lund is going to challenge Chairman McIntyre for his county board seat. I will be amazed if she doesn’t announce her ultra-liberal campaign very soon. She will probably want to do some sort of extraordinary pageantry of an of announcement like I believe Derek M. Lough wanted to do. Her plans probably won’t include Logan Smith, bless his heart.
I am also pretty certain that Nikita Richards is not done either. I see her running for either Circuit Clerk or Auditor or possible County Board District 3. If gambling were legal I would bet heavily that all three of these will bring their Chicago style liberal political campaigns to McLean County very soon.
And remember, when they do announce, you heard it from me first! I am not as certain that Jill Blair will run for a local office. It’s a possibility, but I wouldn’t bet too much on it.
I forgot to mention that Lough had a cheering section there. Several women were there wearing their “crazy buttons” supporting or protesting something. These ladies stayed seated during the pledge of allegiance. One of the Board members told me that Derek himself came in and was walking around during the pledge of allegiance. My guess is that these people were “plants” in the audience. Sent there to leap up, scream and cheer giving Lough a very loud standing ovation when he made his impassioned announcement that he was running for offices to right all the wrongs ever committed.
Because of Logan Smith not getting the job done (bless his heart) he didn’t get the chance to have this huge opportunity flow out the way he wanted.
When did McLean County politics get really dirty? Pretty easy to see, when Chicago decided to branch out.