February 26, 2004
I know it's been all posts about Hull today, but that's what you get for being the frontrunner. Zorn has an interesting observation regarding Hull's attempt to paint himself as an untainted outsider. For those of you who don't know, Mell more or less defines city machine politics.
"Driving through Ald. Richard Mell's 33rd Ward on the Northwest Side this morning I saw numerous "Hull/Mell" yard signs for the first time, underscoring the fact that Mell, Gov. Rod Blagojevich's powerful father in law, is endorsing and putting his political muscle behind super-rich card sharp U.S. Senate candidate Blair Hull, who was so generous to Blagojevich when Blagojevich was running for governor.
I put a call in to Mell and he said yup, the signs have just gone up but that's he's been behind Hull from the beginning."