Shaking down the hired help

Posted by admin
Oct 26 2005

We here at Chez Observer received Randy Kelly’s latest overly-green literature piece, the one aimed at Ward 2, and noticed something familiar about the people in the picture with the Mayor. The people pictured are Dave Titus (and family), Don Luna (and family), and Bob Sandquist (and family). But nowhere on the piece is there a notation that these are city employees stumping for the Mayor: Dave Titus is the head of the police union, Don Luna is the City Clerk, and Bob Sandquist is the head of Public Works. Word has it that City Attorney Manuel Cervantes has been contacting his Irvine Park neighbors, urging them to vote for Kelly.

I’m not the only one to have noticed the concentration of City staff in the Kelly lit pieces. City Hall Scoop has this observation about an east side piece that went out recently:

It’s also got an interesting picture of Kelly and supporters outside Metropolitan State University’s big East Side building, too: of the 12 adults in the picture, a quarter of them are member’s of Kelly’s cabinet, and another is the fire chief’s wife. Another quarter of the people in the picture are named Kuhl, including Charlie Kuhl, father of Kelly spokesman Carl Kuhl.

I guess Mayor Kelly has been picking up tips from the Daley family Mayoral Election Manual.


Wege has gone and gotten himself in trouble regarding boycotts, but here’s one I’d advocate: Good old boys in a white man’s sport that funnels money to those who want the government to tell you when to breed. Why, Interstate Batteries even has as a company mission statement:

To glorify God as we supply our customers worldwide with top quality, value-priced batteries, related electrical power-source products, and distribution services. Further, our mission is to provide our partners and Interstate Batteries System of America, Inc. (IBSA) with opportunities which are profitable, rewarding and growth-oriented


Guess that part about fighting the constitutional rights of others is picked up by reading between the lines.

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