Saturday, February 6, 2010

Just Another Typical Illinois Democrat

Illinois Dem defiant after arrest history surfaces

CHICAGO - A political newcomer who won the Democratic nomination for Illinois lieutenant governor said he has no intention of leaving the race after details emerged about his arrest for allegedly holding a knife to his former girlfriend's throat.

Scott Lee Cohen struck a defiant tone even after running mate Gov. Pat Quinn predicted he would have to leave the race. Cohen said people should wait for all facts to become known.

"There are questions, and I will provide all answers honestly and openly," he said in a statement Thursday. He did not return messages from The Associated Press.

Cohen was arrested on domestic battery charges in 2005, accused of pushing his then-girlfriend's head against a wall and of the knife incident. The police report noted abrasions on her neck and hand, but charges were dropped after she failed to appear in court.

Police records show the woman had been arrested for prostitution, the Chicago Tribune reported. Cohen said he did not know that at the time. He told WTTW-TV that he met her at a "massage therapy place" and believed she was a masseuse. Cohen denied hitting her and said their relationship was "tumultuous."


Folks, this is the Democrat they could vote for in Illinois.

Is there a Democrat from Illinois that is not a thug, corrupt, have mob ties, has raided a bank, or all of the above?


Ticker said...

Having lived in Illinois and being somewhat educated in the world of politics in that state,this is mild compared to some of the others who have been elected to office.
With a name like Cohen and his probable connections to the boys in the pin stripe suits he will be elected and will continue to pilfer the treasury of the state as those before him have done.

Anonymous said...


Mustang out

Brooke said...

Why am I not surprised?

Karen Howes said...

I was thinking as I was reading, "Considering this is Illinois we're talking about, he's fitting right in." But your last sentence basically said that.

Chuck said...

Ticker, I have to wonder if they can get elected this year. I think if any place is looking at a bloodbath in the elections, it's Illinois. They have the Democratic Party brand taking a hit nationally, the Blago trial is this summer, now this clown. I think the Illinois Democrat goes on the endangeered species list this year.

Mustang, you just run on and on sometimes

Brooke, because the media is covering it?

Karen, agreed

Gramma 2 Many said...

Remember if this is how he says it happened then it has to be true. A Dem would never lie.

Chuck said...

Gramma, at least if the media says it enough it will become true

LomaAlta said...

So what else is new?
Obama came from Chicago politics didn't he?

Ticker said...

Oh yea Chuck there will be a lot of Dems elected this fall because there are enough over educated morons and those who live on the Democrat plantation to vote for them.

MK said...

"Is there a Democrat from Illinois that is not a thug, corrupt, have mob ties, has raided a bank, or all of the above?"

You mean the ones outside of Illinois are not scumbags?