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Letter: Papers surrender moral authority with Jacobs' endorsement


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Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 2:24 pm
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Whatever moral authority The Dispatch/Argus HAD, emphasis on had, as the objective conscience of the 36th Senate District, they squandered with their cowardly, pandering endorsement of Sen. Mike Jacobs.

The D-A has been calling for change and basically excoriating Sen. Jacobs for cronyism, unprofessional behavior and securing the interest of himself and his father. Apparently it is now OK.

When Bill Albracht stood up and took on the challenge, calling for change and exposing his family and himself to the slings and arrows of Illinois politics, an enthusiasm swept across the Prairieland for the cavalry was on the way.

Admittedly, Mr. Albracht has little to no political experience. Mr Jacobs and his family have nearly 50 years of running Illinois and helping to create the very system that D-A has been calling on citizens to step up and change.
Apparently Mr. Jacobs scared the hand-wringers on the editorial board that the bullies in Springfield won't play nice with QCA tax dollars if he is not reelected.

Mr. Albracht and many like him in the 36th are prepared to fight that fight but, alas, the people who buy their ink by the barrel are, as they say in Texas, "all hat and no cattle."

Please check your press credentials at the door.

Terry Murphy,
Moline

















 




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