March 24, 2004
I just finished watching Phil Ponce interview Jack Ryan on Chicago Tonight, and it looks like Ryan isn't backing down from his refusal to unseal his divorce records. Ponce grilled him about the sealed records, asking him outright if he was protecting himself under the pretense of shielding his son. Jack answered a big no. If the records do surface, as rumors suggest they will, this pronouncement will nail him to the wall. He's either confident that the records aren't tainted or gambling his whole campaign on the fact that the Dems (and the Trib) won't be able to make these records reveal themselves. My guess is that whoever thinks they have him with his back against the wall will wait till at least until summer to stir this up.