Embattled State Sen. Suzi Schmidt seeks re-election
State Sen. Suzi Schmidt announced Wednesday that she will confront the political backlash of embarrassing 911 recordings and seek re-election, but her carefully worded apology all but assured a divisive primary challenge from a well-known, one-time political ally.
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#1 Oct 5, 2011
She is a loser, she needs to step down. If it were anyone else (non-political) they would have been arrested and forced to step down. She is now tainted/damaged goods. No one will or should see her in the same light as before. She has shown her true colors and it's not a pretty sight. She can't be trusted and is a liar. I will never vote for her again. She sounds very crooked. She abused her power and the consequences should be resignation. I dont condone her husbands cheating, but she definitely should and could have handled it differently. She should have taken the high road and didnt. Elected officials are to be held to a higher standard and are suppose to set an example for the rest of us even under pressure. This really sends the wrong message. It says I can do this and I know it's wrong yet (she knew what she was doing) and you can't and I can and I can get away with it because of who I am and how 'important' I am and of who I know (connections) therefore I should be feared. Wrong!!!! Even top people in the Republican party feel she should resign. I don't want someone representing me and my tax dollars because she thinks she is all that. If she can't handle her train wreck personal life she can't handle being a state senator. She had a major unacceptable lapse in judgment (and that's an under statement) and she should have to suffer the repercussions of it. It's called zero tolerance. She knowingly put her foot in her mouth saying what she said by mentioning her professional life while this was a personal problem. She opened up the can of worms all by herself and has no one to blame but herself. Mentioning her status on who she was and her past position on the county board to the 911 dispatcher is like saying what's that got to do with the tea in China. During a emergency 911 call people mention the issue at hand not what their job title is or was. Really??? You got to be kidding me!!! She did it to avoid getting arrested and I think the Lake County States Attorneys Office should be investigated-- like I said before, had it been anyone else they would have been arrested. Did she pay someone off to call the dogs off? Something is very fishy and the people of this district should not tolerate it!!!!! If she plans on running again as she claims (big mistake), she should plan on running to divorce court along with some anger management counseling and then retirement and let someone else that can handle life's curve balls be the next state senator. She is a joke/disappointment and a huge liability to the Republican party. Ramming her husbands car, wow!! Force her to step down or don't vote for her in the next election.
#3 Oct 14, 2011
Go away Suzi !!!!!
Take your connections with you !!!
#4 Oct 15, 2011
i always did get the impression she was a shady individual.
#5 Oct 16, 2011
And I thought Cook County was bad.
#6 Oct 16, 2011
Women only belong in the kitchen and bedroom
( Running away as fast as i can )
#7 Oct 16, 2011
So you do toilets & laundry?
Are you married?
#8 Oct 17, 2011
if i told you all that then you would know who i am.
#9 Oct 17, 2011
I think that 'Mystery Man' is being facetious.....
#10 Oct 18, 2011
guilty as charged.
Sadly some women never get jokes and it takes the fun out of it when you have to explain it was a joke.
As for Suzi once you go into public life ya gotta expect everything in your life to become public.
Do you really force her out of office over a 911 call ?
Then how can you give a pass to someone like Bill Clinton who lied to federal prosecutors ?
Does what a politician does outside of office really count ?
If it does who really is electable ?
Hummm maybe i should run for office ( just kidding )
#11 Oct 18, 2011
No Mystery, you don't force her out of office over a 911 call. You do it because it appears to me and others that she tried to exert influence over someone or something by mentioning her position. That's why I'd do it MM.
Does what a politician does outside of office really count?????????
I would love to believe this is you joking around as you put it but it's clear you're not. Maybe you should run for office? Yes MM, you should. After all, you just proved you'll look the other way when someone under you might step out of bounds and does something like maybe using their influence to get something they're not entitled to or to sway someone's opinion on something as small as telling the police how to handle another citizen.
Just what Illinois needs. Another one of you.
#12 Oct 19, 2011
So just mentioning your job is a reason to force someone out of a job ? I'll have to keep that in mind the next time my boss tells me he's the boss.
So every fight a politician has with their mate matters ?
Every 911 call they make should be made public ?
I must be the only person who really just didn't give a damn about that incident.
LOL but i was joking about running for office which seems like the only part you really take serious about me.
I'm unique actually we all are so IL doesn't need another me anymore then it needs another you. But i'm sure God will keep your request on that in mind.
#13 Oct 19, 2011
No MM, just mentioning your job to someone isn't grounds to be forced out of a political position. On the other hand, when someone might call the police and tell them not to respond if another certain person calls for help or assistance just might be. I'm kind of a stickler for those things. And with you, I use the term might on the fly. It's occurred to me that you support this person and that's fine. I did as well, voting as you did for specific representation. I didn't however vote to place someone above me in the food chain of life or liberty. I didn't vote to allow someone the ability to make discretionary calls to the police, asking that they ignore certain people's requests for assistance if it happened that way. It would appear that some have the opposite opinion.
Yes MM, every 911 call must be made public. I'm sorry to inconvenience you with those trivial little details of having open records for publicly supported, tax funded programs. Seems kind of silly doesn't it? Having to allow the people who paid for something the ability to view how it's ran? The very fact that you challenged this tells me all I need to know about your character.
If MM, as you state that, "must be the only person who really just didn't give a damn about that incident", you sure have commented on it enough and tried to sway view of the situation. But then again, in my opinion, the person you support does as well.
As to you running for office, no need to explain that being a joke. THAT...I understand. Funny is funny in any language and you my friend are funny. The tide has turned in this country of accepting actions such as this. I wouldn't for an instant believe you could run for anything other than blogging lackey.
Since you don't really care about this one way or another as you stated, please don't bother replying to this post. I too, don't care about your opinion until you can offer anything other than, who cares?
I do and so do quite a few others.
#14 Oct 19, 2011
very well said.
#15 Oct 19, 2011
I agree 100 percent. The other poster is out of touch. I'm too tired of looking the other way and pretending this is acceptable. No more.
#16 Oct 21, 2011
Maybe i should clearify my comments.
When i said i really don't care i meant it as far as her 911 call and her personal problems.
I did vote for her BUT i voted for her for what she could do as an elected offical.
I did NOT vote for her because of her personal life.
Did your boss hire you because of your personal life ? Probably not and hopefully mine didn't either.
As for the call itself and her comments yes i agree she was criminally wrong in telling them NOT to respond and to ignore it.
In that regard she should face some sort of legal actions. But her comments on who she was in truth is just a flipped remark. Poor choice considering she really does hold a political office but still nevertheless its a flipped remark.
Its a comment almost anyone could make when trying to sound more important then they really are.
Now as to would i vote for her again probably not.
But that would be because of her preformance in office and not because of her actions at home.
As for disagreeing with other posters that's the whole purpose of forums like this.
But lets do it respectfully.
There's no need for saying someone is out of touch.
Those kinds of comments lead to flame wars and we're better then that.
Instead lets just discuss the issues itself.
#17 Oct 22, 2011
The fact that you must clarify your comments only means you should have thought about what you typed before hitting the Post Comment icon.
Too many on this site and in daily life go on about this and that without ever thinking it thoroughly.
That said, I can appreciate your re-thinking your post and trying to explain but as I see it, there is no other side to your argument of, must 911 calls be made public, and does it really matter.
These statements don't really have another side of the debate as they won't change, ever. To support the person, and the job they've done is fine but I'll ask you now to tell us all what exactly has she done so grandly that we should look the other way?
What part of her job was done so exceptionally that no other could have done it? Voted on items? Debated things? Showed up? Things I'll bet just about anyone else could have. In fact I know it. There are one hundred others waiting to take this position and do just as good a job without trying to influence anyone. I don't have the time or patience to put up with this.
Ask for a public job and you are in fact in the eye of the public. Make a call to a public 911 system and you are in the eye of the public. To things you deem a mistake, and you are in the eye of the public.
I don't have the time or money (taxes & campaigns) for someone who claims things like this are only a one time item and it was a mistake. We all make mistakes but it's the bigger person that owns their mistake and doesn't blame anyone or thing other than themselves. Even if that does or did happen, I no longer offer my trust, ever. Not for positions that hold the ability to effect me and my family. It's done.
That's all I'll debate on this as I'm not budging.
I'd like you to clarify one last thing for me if you would, would you please tell me what you meant by a "flipped comment"? I don't understand the reference in this situation. Are you saying she was misquoted or that someone misrepresented her comments?
#18 Oct 22, 2011
first you blast me for clarifying my comments and then in the end you ask me to continue to clarify myself ?
sorry but you can't have it both ways.
My positions are now clarified enough for anyone to understand.
If someone else can't understand them now they never will.
#19 Oct 23, 2011
You were asked to clarify even further as you put because even after all these posts, you are still unclear in your thoughts.
Try all you might to throw the onslaught of posters that disagree with you but it's not going to happen. You made stupid comments from the start and then tried to reason it away by saying let clarify.
Someone who says, let me clarify, is someone who's spouted off about something or another and when everyone calls them on it, they try to pretend they really meant something different or that they were misunderstood. You tried both.
Your position is without merit and your reasoning is based upon flawed presumptions. Presumptions of no one caring about the alleged call or reasons behind it. Once you went down that road, your credibility was lost. No point in continuing.
Then... Then you type that some portion of the call twisted. I asked you how that could possibly bout of curiosity. The same kind of curiosity that lends one to look at a car accident as they drive by.
You and your statements appear to me, to be exactly that, a car accident of intellect. I know your gas bag went off with the first post, did your airbag?
Since you seem so willing to forgive the first mentioned transgression, I wonder what other offensive thing you might let slide?
#20 Oct 23, 2011
For the record nutzo, you were only asked to clarify the use of the word flipped. It was an interesting choice as you back-peddaled out of your first inane post. Nothing more, as your comments speak for themselves and they are screaming, mystery man is an idiot.
#21 Oct 23, 2011
FYI - happily, I knew it was a joke.
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