What’s the skinny on Skinner?

While much of the talk within the LP nationally has been about Tommy-brother Ed Thompson‘s run for governor in Wisconsin, former Republican Cal Skinner is making waves here in Illinois. He has polled at 4 percent and even got a rave review from Dennis Byrne in the Chicago Tribune.

The column was headlined, “A pol who doesn’t duck or dodge.” Not too shabby. What’s Skinner’s platform? Abolish the toll tax, cut spending and lower taxes, term-limit state legislators, let folks carry guns, and hold the line on cigarette taxes. Again — not too shabby.

Notice that Skinner calls for just one tax to be abolished and is vague about what he would cut. He also doesn’t mention drugs. Or his strong stance against abortion. Hmm. Then again, he does like his hash brownies.