CHICAGO – House Speaker Mike Madigan heard President Obama's appeal two weeks ageo in Springfield to reform the way legislative district maps are drawn, but he's not interested.
The Speaker, who is also the chairman of Illinois Democrat Party, says an independent commission would not take into consideration court rulings to protect minority interests in map drawing.
After the President's visit, the speaker hinted to reporters he'll block the Fair Maps effort:
“Protect minority interests” my butt.
The minorities of Cook County and Chicago have been exploited by the Democrat Machine for 70 years now.
All he wants to “protect” is his own power, and the dirty past of the Illinois Democrat Party.
Or, put it thus; “The Public be Damned!”
Did anyone expect dictator Madigan to accept a fair non-gerrymandered district map…. after nearly 40 years of picking the voters, his corruption won’t be ended so easily.