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    Dear reader,

    Here at Ward Room, we try to have fun. Nothings more amusing to us than mixing up the letters in the names of politicians to spell out absurd phrases.

    Here's a list of Political Anagrams with Illinois connections: 

        Michael Madigan: A Declaiming Ham
        Bill Brady: Blab Drily
        Richard M. Daley: Archly Admired
        Rahm Emanuel: Re: Lame Human
        Toni Preckwinkle: El Nitpicker Wonk
        Edward Burke: Ward Rebuked
        Joe Walsh: Jaw Holes
        Proco “Joe” Moreno: Once Poorer Mojo
        George Ryan: Grayer, Gone.
        Barack Obama: O! Am back, Arab
        Lisa Madigan: Again Dismal
        Dick Durbin: Bid Dick Run
        Ray LaHood: Hoary Load
        Dan Lipinski: Lank, Insipid
        Bob Dold: Odd Blob
        Bill Foster: Lobs Trifle
        Adlai Steveson: Needs Salvation
        Ronald Wilson Reagan: Insane Anglo Warlord
        Sandi Jackson: Joins Cad, Sank
        Anthony Beale: Notable Hyena
        John Pope: Pope John
        Matthew O’Shea: Hate Somewhat
        Scott Waguespack: Tags Two Cupcakes
        Rey Colon: Coy Loner
        Nick Sposato: Sack Options
        John Arena: Neon Rajah  


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