Right Hooks

Something About the Politicians and Writers From Chicago

Jul. 23, 2014

Think Obama and his Chicago-style politicking is awful? The scribblers coming from the Windy City have the wind whistling through their ears. (Chicago Tribune, we’re leaving you out of this assessment for now.) At some point, Roger Simon wandered down to Washington and got a job at Politico telling everybody his opinions, and what opinions he has. On Monday, he tweeted about Rick Perry’s announcement to send the National Guard to secure the border, “Rick Perry sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border to shoot small children. Could make good headlines – in Russia.” And Simon is partially correct – in Russia, the facts don’t matter. But comments full of vitriol? It’s a bad headline – for the author. More…

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