I recently saw this impressive video of Joel Pollak, the young man running as the Republican candidate for Illinois' 9th Congressional District currently occupied by Rep. Jan Schakowsky.
It is hard to get used to the idea that we could have someone this bright and clear-thinking in Congress. Of course, until the CPSIA passed and I began beating my head against a wall, I wasn't that cynical.
Let's hope the constituents of the 9th district give a fair hearing to Mr. Pollak and explore the advantages of making a change in leadership. Ms. Schakowsky has represented this district since 1999. Enough damage has been done.