Cook County Board's Twitter Feud
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 28, 2010 5:40PM
Com. Tony Peraica, not Tweeting
CBS 2 delves a little deeper into the issue and it seems this goes beyond Twitter and into a real-life feud between Moreno, who is leaving the board in December, and Peraica.
But before the vote, observers quietly said the measure is more "anti-Peraica" and the west suburban commissioner's sometimes spicy comments about the proceedings.
There is no love lost between Moreno, a Southwest Side and suburban Democrat who was ousted in the primary, and Peraica, a Republican and prolific Tweeter. For months now, they've been talking openly in meetings about how they won't miss each other once Moreno leaves office in December. Tuesday's committee meeting to discuss the Twitter legislation is expected to be a continuation of that fight.
A fellow commissioner told CBS 2 under condition of anonymity, "I really get the impression this is about Moreno sticking it to Peraica." So, in a way, this warms our hearts a bit. In an age when so many kids are creating their feuds exclusively online with YouTube videos, passive aggressive Facebook posts, and harassing each other via MySpace, it's good to see one online kerfuffle that's actually based in good old fashioned real life partisan politics feuding. Old school meets new school, indeed.