Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thank a Vet, By Name
While the entire Chicago area is obsessed with Rahm Emanuel's ascent to the Mayoralty, let's use our space today to thank a vet, by name, for all they do and have done.
TA would like to give a personal shout-out to a few special vets:
First off, Senator-Elect Mark Kirk. I genuinely already feel better about national security knowing someone with his military experience and deep foreign policy experience is going to be helping to lead the nation for the next six years.
My Uncle, Robert Tyrell, who was a Korean War vet and sadly passed away a few years ago from cancer. His son, Tom, is a big fan of the Blog. Hopefully he doesn't have a completely different idea of me now after reading my rants for the last few years.
GOP County Chairman Bob Cook, and his sons, who are vets: Bob has a really tough job trying to meld the varying interest groups that make up the Lake County GOP - a little word of advice to everyone - now that we've had a good election cycle, there's a lot more to do, so please don't go back to the old ways of instantly trying to screw each other over for a percentage. If you can't play nicely in the sandbox, go find your own.
Finally, although there are many more I could name (but I have to get to work), my new friend and fellow blogger Paul Mitchell, with whom I don't always agree, but we bonded over our mutual efforts on behalf of State Rep. candidate Dan Sugrue. Plus, Paul has a great voice.
That's it for me. Feel free to add your own personal tributes to your favorite vet(s) in comments.