PEORIA, IL -- Cong. Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, gave his farewell speech on March 26. See the PJS's fawning coverage of it.
He compared himself to Lincoln! Really.
Then he broke House rules,something the PJS omitted. He took a photo in the chambers, and brought with him a cup of coffee to drink, according to a website that doesn't like him.
Uh huh. Meanwhile back in Peoria, his pals are sweating, as the FBI is delivering subpoenas, according to political insiders.
The press is not done with Schock either. Peoria County Democratic Chairman Billy Halstead said he received a call from the Associated Press on March 26, just as Schock was trying to redeem himself with a farewell speech. They're still digging, Halstead said.
Nevertheless, will we soon see Schock on Dancing With the Stars, a la Tom DeLay? Maybe. Schock can always inform on others, like a low level drug dealer does, to avoid jail.
The millennial generation poster boy, who has lived a life of affluence thanks to his family background, and who seemingly has no respect for the rules others live by, may in the end beat the rap by sending his former pals to prison, or bankrupting them with legal bills.
Then there's the heir apparent, at least in Peoria, state Sen. Darin LaHood.
The same LaHood who was three times censured for prosecutor misconduct by federal judges in Las Vegas, Nevada. Guess he's a slow learner.
-- Elaine Hopkins