Saturday, August 11, 2007
Cahill and Walker's Honeymoon Period Appartently Over
Richard Cahill and Lenny Walker's arranged political marriage by convenience seems to be having it's troubles. Cahill and Walker brought together by their dislike for Mayor Jim Sottile and both of them desperately wanting to seek higher office, it was only a matter of time before things came to a boiling point. Apparently, Alderman Walker did not take to kindly to a $25 contribution from Clifford Miller, the bank president that was caught last year allegedly soliciting a prostitute on Broadway. When Mr. Cahill heard that someone was making an issue of this completely legitimate contribution, from a person that despite this small mistake is a stand-up guy, he responded "What imbecile would make an issue out of this?" Only to find out it was his running mate. Alderman Walker, who shares a campaign account with Cahill, went further to say that if the contribution was not returned that he could not have anything more to do with Cahill's campaign.
The funny thing is that we all could see this coming, and trust me this is not the end of the antics that we will see from the Cahill/Walker duo. The fact of the matter is that the contribution is not that big of a deal, but Cahill is teamed up with a person that craves attention and can't help but spout his mouth off. As someone looking at this in an impartial manner, I would say the best thing Richard Cahill can do from is keep the contribution and let Walker part ways with the campaign. There is no question that Walker has already done damage and will continue to do damage to a campaign that most say was doomed from day one. However, as a Democrat, and Sottile supporter, I think Cahill should stay with Walker so we can watch their campaign self destruct. Not for nothing, it's pretty humorous to watch them together, they were made for one another.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 11:30 AM