Monday, September 27, 2010

IL GOP Launches website "Madiganville" Depicting House Speaker as Political Puppet Master


Speaker Portrayed as “Pulling the Strings”

(CHICAGO) – Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady today announced the Party has unveiled a new web site entitled “Madiganville,” a site that will track the long political history and negative impact of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

“We want to make sure voters are aware of the death grip Madigan has on Springfield,” said Chairman Brady. “As a result of Madigan’s entrenched power we think the more appropriate name for the state is 'Madiganville.'”

Chairman Brady said the election is as much about Madigan as it is about the dismal performance of Governor Pat Quinn. “Voters have come to accept corruption and lack of progress as normal,” Chairman Brady maintained. “That’s got to change, and this is the year.”

There is also a characture of Madigan as a puppeteer controlling the strings of Quinn, Senate President John Cullerton and Cook County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Berrios.

“It should be clear that while we’re having some fun, the issue is deadly serious,” Chairman Brady continued. “With momentum building for our legislative candidates this year, Republicans have a great chance of winning a majority in the House.”

The “Madiganville” site will include frequent “News from Madiganville” updates and links to useful information about the Speaker’s lengthy tenure in the House. Madigan was first elected to the House in 1970. He has served as Speaker for 25 of the last 27 years.

The website can be found at

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