Former Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R-Ill.) comes home next week to headline a post-election tell-all about the 2001 appointment of federal prosecutor Patrick (no relation) Fitzgerald and to comment on the pervasive government corruption that touches so much of the Dem and GOP ruling class.
The former senator, who lives in a Virginia suburb outside of Washington, wanted to tap a prosecutor who had no connections to the GOP or Democratic political establishement. He caught flak from House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) for not consulting with him over the appointment. His reasoning: Why should he?
Patrick Fitzgerald has proved fearless in going after City Hall and Blagojevich's state operation. He was a little overwound in sending Judy Miller to jail in his Novak leak probe.
Peter Fitzgeral tells his story this Thursday.
from icpr release..
M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FITZGERALD TO DISCUSS GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION
AND IMPORTANCE OF U.S. ATTORNEY
CHICAGO – At noon Thursday, November 9, former U.S. Senator Peter G. Fitzgerald will discuss the behind-the-scenes story of the 2001 appointment of Patrick J. Fitzgerald (no relation) as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
Former Sen. Fitzgerald will be the featured speaker at a luncheon event sponsored by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR).
WHO: Former U.S. Senator Peter G. Fitzgerald, R-Illinois, featured speaker
WHERE: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
WHEN: NOON Thursday, November 9