RUSH: Here’s the ad a lot of people are talking about, a new ad by the National Republican Senatorial Committee against Illinois Democrat Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias.
ANNOUNCER: Is this change you can believe in? Over the years Alexi Giannoulias has had some shady ties, including the mob. As a bank executive, he loaned 15.4 million to convicted mobster Michael ‘Jaws’ Giorango, a crime boss that ran prostitution rings and engaged in illegal gambling. Giannoulias said, ‘I don’t know what the charges are that makes him this huge crime figure.’ But Giannoulias discussed Giorango’s criminal past with him. What a wise guy. And no surprise, Giannoulias is tied to corrupt ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich. Alexi’s brother Dimitri was twice appointed by Blagojevich, and Blagojevich took ten grand from Giannoulias’ father. What’s worse, Dimitri was listed on Blagojevich’s clout list and his appointment was pushed by Tony Rezko, convicted of fraud and bribery. Blagojevich, Rezko, and the mob. Alexi Giannoulias. He’d make Tony Soprano proud.
RUSH: They even went out and got a guy who sounds like he’s mobbed up to do the commercial, and this is the best the Democrats can come up with? This guy? That’s the best they can come up with to take Obama’s Senate seat? Because that’s what this is.