Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sheriff switches parties over Chicago Democrat corruption

Declaring himself a Republican, Curran cited Chicago-based machine politics and the current situation with Gov. Rod Blagojevich as motivating factors.“I do not think there is any hope for the Democratic Party in this state or this county,” Curran said....Curran said there is no political motive behind his switch in parties, but said scandals such as “pay to play, Silver Shovel and Hired Trucks,” linked with Chicago and the “Democratic machine” helped lead to his decision.“This is simply a matter of conscience,” he said. “There is no other reason.”He also said “secularism is the motto” of the Democratic Party, and it rejects faith-based programs like the ones he supports to prevent recidivism.
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