GOP tosses some mud at Madigan's first Facebook presence
Internet users easily saw through House Speaker Michael Madigan's (D-Chicago) Facebook debut recently, despite his attempts to portray himself as caring for children and the elderly, according to a press release from the Illinois Republican Party.
"More than four decades of destruction with massive pension debt, unbalanced budgets, machine politics, and self-dealing - that's the Madigan record,” GOP spokesman Aaron DeGroot said in the release. “Welcome to the 21st century, Speaker Madigan, but pictures of you sporting a smile with children won't save you from all the damage you've done to Illinois."
The release was in response to both a Facebook page and website titled "Madigan for Us."
"Madigan is known to virtually all Illinoisans and not in a good way. He has been described as 'the constant in key decisions that created the mess," the GOP release said. "Unfortunately for Madigan, staged pictures of him sporting a smile won't save him from his decades of destruction."