Corporate lackeys, look out

Some noteworthy comments in the wake of the Abu-Taleb victory:

1. The lackey problem (a bit on the bizzaro side):

Corporate VMA

Posted: April 9th, 2013 10:17 PM

You still have two administrative level bankers, and a corporate attorney at the helm of Oak Park. Until you get rid of the rest of the corporate lackeys, I’m afraid you have not won.

2. The good-guy approach:

[Trustee] Ray Johnson from Oak Park, Illinois2_17_13_2_1_20x20-3B5998.png Facebook Verified Posted: April 9th, 2013 10:09 PM

We’ve all benefited from John Hedges years of service and I thank him for all he has done. Congratulations to Anan and his team. We now move forward together with a spirit of cooperation focused on common ground and the needs of all residents. We have lots to do and I’m as committed as ever.

3. Ditto:

John Butch Murtagh from Oak Park, Illinois2_17_13_2_1_20x20-3B5998.png Facebook Verified

Posted: April 9th, 2013 11:05 PM

Ray Johnson’s comment is a great sign of a new day. We all need to work as one.

4. Good sport:

Jon Hale from Oak Park, Illinois2_17_13_2_1_20x20-3B5998.png Facebook Verified

Posted: April 10th, 2013 7:27 AM

Congratulations to our new Village President on a decisive victory last night.

5. Poignant:

Come pave my street

Posted: April 10th, 2013 7:48 AM

Congrats to Anan! Great victory. Now let’s all quit bickering and somebody come pave my street please.

6. Oak Park’s lazy & difficult buildings dept:

Steve from Oak Park

Posted: April 10th, 2013 11:19 AM

Anan’s victory shouldn’t be a surprise. Many residents of Oak Park know the challenges of dealing with the entrenched power at the village hall. I recently worked with a large group to open a not for profit business in the area. We opened in Oak Park but it was a nightmare. The buildings department was lazy and difficult at best. Conversely when we looking for space in Forest Park, the head of the Bldgs Department personally offered to help us look. A complete 180 from the Oak Park team.

7. Impressed by the voters:

RTW_Anan voter from Oak Park

Posted: April 10th, 2013 11:21 AM

The postings here that degrade the credentials of a candidate are pure hatred, resentment and smack of poor losers who are so desperate they have to resort to character assassination. An old story in this town… I’m impressed that the voters came out this time to support such a worthy candidate as Anan Abu-Taleb, now our Oak Park Village President Elect! Congratulations to Anan’s campaign workers–outstanding job by all!

And that’s all for now, folks.

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