Posted by: thescoundrel | January 31, 2013

According to a Dispatch article:

The Illinois Department of Corrections violated its own policies when it hired former Congressman Phil Hare’s son as an assistant warden at East Moline Correctional Center, according to a report by the state’s inspector general….. The inspector general launched an investigation into the hiring in response to information “it obtained that the Illinois Department of Corrections hired a politically-connected but otherwise unqualified person.”

In other words as I mused back in this previous post from September of 2011; Lou Hare was not a qualified candidate, yet was quickly slotted into a high level position at East Moline Correctional Center. The selection was pure politics.  The Congressman’s boy needed a job and despite lacking four of the six job requirements was handed the job despite that there was no doubt being untold others far more qualified for the job that never even got the chance to apply. And what are they going to do about it? the usual – nothing.

Samaritans Scalawags Scoundrels Fleecing the Sheep


Our revels now are ended. These our actors,

As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:

And like the baseless fabric of this vision,

The cloud-capp’d tow’rs, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff

As dreams are made on; and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.

We now take you from our Shakespearean amusement to the real theatrical world of Rock Island County Illinois.

Can you smell in your dreams? It sure smells like a putrid stench of nepotism is currently enveloping the Rock Island Co. Democratic Politburo! During a high level of US unemployment, where the average time between jobs is around 40 weeks, and in a job climate where many professional…

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  1. The “2 birds with one stone” question: Can he run the prison as an inmate?

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