Aaron Shock has been in Congress for six years after four elections. Before that, he was on the Peoria School Board, then the state legislature. And throughout his political career, he was known for flash and no substance and for playing fast and loose with campaign funds.
There were a smattering of stories before, but during the previous six weeks, the media was FILLED with stories of these excesses.
And did any reporter run any story that could be considered anti-Schock. Heavens no. Those would be followed by calls directly to upper management, and those would be followed by threats to reassign the reporter involved.
At NO TIME did previously did the Peoria Journal Star award-winning (snicker) editorial page run any editorial that could be called anti-Aaron Schock. He was endorsed for every election. Every single one.
Ando now — NOW — that Aaron Schock announced his resignation, his political career is over and it looks like he’s going to face indictment, the Journal Star prints an anti-Aaron Schock editorial. And it is the mildest of reads.
“The congressman who flew too close to the sun.’ So Aaron Schock is a victim of his own arrogance? Oh, please. Aaron Schock is not a victim. He’s a perpetrator. Taxpayers are the victims. He ought to go to jail as a lesson to the others.