Wednesday, January 16, 2008

CANDIDATE QUIPS: Lauzen scoops the ice cream man

Photographs provided by Jim Oberweis for Congress (above) and Illinois state Senate.
Illinois state Sen. Chris Lauzen, R-Aurora, also a Republican candidate for the Congressional seat being abandoned by retiring House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., gets the Chicago Argus’ “Quip of the Day” honors.

His attempt to use humor in taking a pot shot at GOP primary opponent Jim Oberweis gave us a chuckle. Lauzen was seriously trying to contrast the experience he gained in 15 years serving in the Illinois Senate, compared to Oberweis, who runs a dairy and chain of ice cream parlors – but has never held elective office.

Or, as Lauzen so “eloquently” put it while motioning with his right hand to Oberweis, “When we go for an ice cream cone, we go to someone with experience in doing it.”

By the way, the Oberweis people do make fine ice cream, which, by the way, has been declared officially to be kosher, according to the Chicago Rabbinical Council.


EDITOR’S NOTE: For those who need to know more about the source of the Oberweis fortune that has allowed him to spend nearly $10 million of his own money on three failed political campaigns, and a fourth try for elective office, look here.

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