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For Illinois Republicans, a Botched Opportunity

“Never interfere with your enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.”
Lee Atwater’s

What He Should Have Said

“The governor retains the power of appointment. He has not even been indicted, let alone convicted, and one of the fundamental beliefs we hold dear in America is the concept that a man is innocent until proven guilty.
“On this fundamental point, let there be a clear distinction between the two parties: Illinois Republicans intend to follow the law.”
Bill Pascoe is CEO of The Foundation for American Freedom, a conservative think tank headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
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