As a blogger, I get to write about whatever interests me.
One of the things that did not interest me, however, was the upcoming Democratic primary race for Cook County State’s Attorney. Until a few weeks ago, I didn’t even know that office was up for a vote (although I probably could have figured it out…). The current state’s attorney, Dick Devine, is retiring, which leaves the race wide open.
One of the candidates for that office is 38th Ward Alderman Tom Allen. Since that’s right near where I live, the Great and Mighty Geoff at Chi-Town Daily News assigned me to interview Allen for the race.
Preparing for the interview, I read a bunch of background material about the State’s Attorney’s office, the issues in this race, and what the candidates are saying, so now I know something about it all. I’d love to blog about it too, but that might give the appearance of a conflict of interest, as far as the Daily News is concerned.
So now I’m interested, but I can’t blog about it.
I’m going to have to think more carefully about that next time I get an assignment.
Update: I might as well post the full list of Chi-Town Daily News interviews with the Democratic candidates for Cook County State’s Attorney:
- Tom Allen (38th Ward Alderman) by Mark Draughn
- Anita Alvarez (Chief Deputy to the Cook County State’s Attorney) by Beatrice Figueroa
- Tommy Brewer (Defense attorney) by Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro
- Howard Brookins Jr. (21st Ward Alderman) by Marcie Hill
- Robert Milan (First Assistant to the Cook County State’s Attorney) by Marcie Hill
- Larry Suffredin (Cook County Commissioner) by Tasha Clopton-Stubbs
We didn’t bother to interview the Republican candidates—no doubt because of liberal media bias—but here’s the complete list:
- Tony Peraica (Cook County Commissioner)
Vote smart, everybody.