President Obama has thrown his political weight behind Chicago mob banker and basketball buddy, Alexi Giannoulias, in a brazen attempt to help elect one of the sleaziest Democrat politicians around to his old Illinois Senate seat.
Last week Obama man David Plouffe held a conference call with reporters to reinforce that Obama was "all in" with his support for Illinois State Treasurer Giannoulias over Republican challenger Rep. Mark Kirk. While Plouffe spent much of his time bashing Kirk, "Congressman Kirk has shown himself to be a fan of fiction'', there was no mention of Giannoulias' approval of $20 million in loans to Chicago mob figure Michael "Jaws" Giorango while he was Senior Loan Officer at Giannoulias family owned Broadway Bank.
Among other things, Mr. Jaws intended to use Broadway Bank money to build a casino that would provide not only jobs for the community, but also prostitution, loan sharking, drug trafficking and other lucrative "business" opportunities for a "made man" that would come naturally with owning such an operation.