“Let’s put this whole episode to bed,” the former President said.
Yep. You change that name.
Spiwak, a failed candidate for judge in Cook County (Chicago and suburbs), has decided the new name has more curb appeal for voters.
In the hit AMC shows “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” Bob Odenkirk plays Slippin’ Jimmy McGill, an Irish-American attorney who changes his name to the Jewish-sounding Saul Goodman to lend his business an air of legitimacy.
But if you’re running for judge in Cook County, history shows there’s no better name to have printed on the ballot than an Irish woman’s.
That appears to be the rationale behind the curious name switch adopted by the lawyer formerly known as Phillip Spiwak, a Schaumburg criminal defense and bankruptcy attorney who now goes by (say it with a brogue) Shannon P. O’Malley.
Spiwak unsuccessfully ran for judge in 2010 under his old name as a Republican candidate in Will County. He changed his name in 2012, according to the state Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Now he’s running as a Democrat under his new name. . . .
Alas, for O’Malley, the [suburban] seat is routinely won by Republicans. In a down-ballot race in which voters typically vote strictly on party lines, his name change in unlikely to be enough.
’Tis a shame!
Kudos to the Trib’s reporter, Kim Janssen, for that final sentence.
For more than a week, the Democrats on the House Intel Committee, led by Adam Schiff, had one major point. Releasing the Nunes memo would endanger “sources and methods” at CIA, NSA, etc.
That was not only false. They knew it was false when they said it. The memo has NOTHING remotely related to sources and methods, as was obvious when people read it. Schiff and his buddies had already read it and knew that.
So, Schiff and colleagues switched to 3 new claims.
1) A crucial statement by McCabe in the memo is false.
2) The memo tells us nothing important.
3) The memo draws misleading conclusions because it is incomplete
The solution to incompleteness is to see more, lots more, including as much as possible of the underlying documents, redacted to protect intelligence sources and methods.