Kjellander Demoted, Illinois Scores

laquinta.jpgJust yesterday, the Sun-Times Lynn Sweet posted that Illinois' very own Bob Kjellander was named as the vice chairman of the 2008 Republican National Convention Committee on Arrangements for the 2008 Republican National Convention to be held in Minneapolis/Saint Paul. The Committee on Arrangements is the RNC body charged with the planning and management of the Convention.

It didn't take long for the fellas over at Jack Roeser's playpen to blast Kjellander and pronouce this as a "step down".
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced that Bob Kjellander, the disgraced Republican National Committeeman from Illinois, has been named Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Arrangements for next year's National Convention. The RNC dishonors itself by giving Kjellander any role. Still, a post on the Arrangements Committee is a big step down from Treasurer of the RNC, a title Kjellander held until January of this year.

Hmmm....I see this a little differently guys. I know you have an axe to grind with Big Bob, but I think this is potentially a great thing. What's more important to a group of traveling Republicans then their arrangements? Where they're staying, what they're doing, who they're sharing a hotel with. All of that stuff matters much more to anyone going to the Convention than just about anything else.

I was at the 2004 Convention in NYC. And...because of Big, Bad Bob and Speaker Denny Hastert, guess where we stayed? In the vacationers dream of Times Square. We all had suites! It was fantastic. Since Bob's the Vice Chair of this committee, guess where the Illinois delegation is going to stay? Probably the best hotel in the city as it relates to the Convention.

Maybe Doug Ibendahl wants to stay at the La Quinta out on in Burnsville, but I sure don't. Do me a favor Doug. When Big, Bad Bob scores the Illinois delegation a great setup, why don't you help everyone out and stay away. Hang out at the Mall of America. I hear they have a great Ruby Tuesday's.

Oh...and if Tom Cross is looking for someone to chronicle the convention like we did 3 years ago, I think I can make room in my schedule. **hint, hint**


  1. Who gives a damn about hotel rooms. It's about getting the right person nominated. Big Bob works both sides of the aisle and there is no denying that. You are getting soft Jake. You like the fringe benefits without doing the work.

  2. Illinois TaxpayerJune 5, 2007 at 5:21 PM

    Ohhh, that's so cool. Conventioneers get to stay in nice rooms for a week in Minnesota next year! Wheeee!

  3. I Googled for something completely different, but found your page...and have to say thanks. nice read....


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