John Laesch: Political Suicide


He just can’t help himself. First the recount petition and now this. In the Beacon News’ “Laesch is not in Foster’s Corner,” John Laesch just said buh-bye to the very Democratic organization he’s helped to build in IL-14.

Calling Foster a conservative “Blue Dog” Democrat, Laesch said he would not be lining up behind Foster for the November general election.

Laesch is “Mr. Progressive” and Bill Foster leans too far to the right for his taste. I get it, but isn’t it very bad form for someone to pledge non-support for a fellow Dem and to throw his hat into the ring for the 2010 primaries before the November general? How could he expect the Democrats ever to support him again after such a stunt?

Answer: somehow he will expect it, then complain bitterly when it’s not forthcoming. It’s some sort of perpetual underdog image thingy.