Talk:John Stroger

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This article was obviously written by a Stroger partisan. Such language as:

"Stroger is recognized for his impeccable moral fiber, attention to detail, and has enjoyed a loyal following from his constituents throughout his political carrer due to his commitment to keeping his word along with consulting his humanity in every decision he makes. As a hard working family man, Stroger does all he can for the best intereset of the Cook County families."
"Stroger has decided to seek his fourth term in 2006 and is being challenged by Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool (Democrat), an alleged reform candidate who has accused Stroger of presiding over a "bloated" government. However, Claypool has turned a blind eye to many bloated systems in his tenure at the city. Stroger is currently ahead by 10 points in the polls for the March 21st Primary. Stroger is supported by many democratic leaders from Illinois including Congressman Danny K. Davis, Congressman Bobby Rush, Senator Richard J. Durbin and Richard Daley the current mayor of Chicago. Also, Stroger has recieved a strong endorsement from former President Bill Clinton."

...is obviously not NPOV. This article should either be cleaned up or deleted, since clearly there was an intention to fake NPOV.

Deletion of article not recommended since he was a rather influential and longer-time board president of one of the most populous and important counties in the U. S. Revision (clean-up) is preferable. H Padleckas 01:01, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
At least some of the sentences you object to were added only a few hours ago, i.e. not by those editors who had worked on the article before. I find this very troubling, since voting is now ongoing in Stroger's primary reelection bid... I wonder if similar wiki-tricks have been pulled on the Claypool page as well (by partisans of either side). QuartierLatin1968 El bien mas preciado es la libertad 23:25, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Revert[edit]

Since polls have now closed, I don't see the point of vandalizing this article from a pro-Claypool perspective; still, that seems to me the only credible interpretation of the last edit. It's considered bad Wikipedia practise to throw out potentially useful material even if it is done in the context of an NPOV cleanup... QuartierLatin1968 El bien mas preciado es la libertad 21:14, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

I made the original NPOV complaint; I'm not a Claypool partisan - I'm a new-to-Chicago voter not sure who to vote for who came here to find neutral information on Stroger (to compare to his campaign website) and was incensed by the NPOV violations which made it seem to me like an extension of his website. I never looked at the Claypool article until now, and it could use some NPOV edits, too. For the record, I haven't made any edits to this page itself, leaving that to others. Seems to me much improved. H Padleckas, I agree w/ you that there's no reason for deletion. That was said in a moment of temper.

Something Awful[edit]

This page was linked to in passing (NOT as awful link of the day, thank goodness!) on the Something Awful website. Rather humorous but there might be some (more) vandalism in store for you guys. My two cents is, he's deader than a doornail or in a persistent vegetative state. 66.146.62.14 05:41, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Squirrel killing[edit]

As of 86.31.49.130's edit on 20 January 2007, the article claims that Stroger "beat a squirrel to death with his bare hands." I don't live in the area, but a quick google did not turn anything up besides this article. If the claim were true, I would expect references to it elsewhere. Unless someone can find a source, I recommend that the claim be removed. Owl 21:09, 24 February 2007 (UTC)