Governor

Recipe for Success

Aug
31

First day I canvassed for my friend Pat. It was a good time to be reminded how utterly decent people can be. Maybe it's something about being close to home. I'm still working on my message but this is really something we can win by reaching out to people door to door and face to face.

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Bruce Rauner on DailyKos

Mar
16

Banner ad paid for by 'Citizens for Rauner, Inc' [Inc?] -- trashing Kirk Dillard.

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With Friends Like These (Chicago Tribune Ed.)

Jan
26

ChicagoTribune_logo.gif The spoiled brats over at the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board have some warm words of advice for Lisa Madigan should she decide to run for governor:

It will be in the best interest of the people of Illinois — and in the best interest of Lisa Madigan — that her father, Michael Madigan, step down as speaker of the Illinois House.

Lisa Madigan's independence and credibility as a candidate — and more important, as governor — will depend on her father.

"Independence and credibility" -- that's the ticket! Of course, this is the same bunch who endorsed right-winger Bill Brady for governor last time round. It's not likely they're going to support Lisa Madigan one way or another.

[h/t CapitolFax Blog]

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Blago: Failed (Hollywood) Ganster

Dec
10

Rich Miller has this right:

There's no real mystery to understanding Rod Blagojevich.

He was, and still is, a failed wannabe gangster.

Not a real gangster who pops caps in people’s behinds. Blagojevich tried to model himself on movie gangsters....

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Recall is Just Plain Dumb

Oct
12

Eric Zorn has the right reaction to recall in Illinois:

I’m fearful of it, too. I worry that it will give too much power to interest groups with the money to mount petition drives and make elected officials even more skittish than they already are.

Zorn describes the Governor as non-plussed:

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It's Morning in Illinois

Jan
30

Gov. Pat Quinn: "The ordeal is over".

One of the most frustrating things about Blagojevich's tenure as governor was just how little got done in Springfield. You'd think with Democratic majorities in the legislature and a Democratic governor, we'd be able to advance a progressive agenda a bit further. Instead what we got was constant bickering and stalemate.

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Welcome Gov. Quinn

Jan
29

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Illinois Senate votes to remove Gov. Blagojevich from office.

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Durbin: 'We've clearly reached an impasse.'

Jan
09

Is Senator Dick Durbin hitting the brakes on Burris? Here's part of his remarks from a press conference courtesy of Progress Illinois:

"At this point, we've clearly reached an impasse. The Illinois Supreme Court has said, 'Our state has done all it needs to do under its statutes and constitution to fill the vacancy. We're not going to do anything, nor require any officer of the state to do more.' The Senate rules say, 'More needs to be done.'

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When They Say It Has Nothing to Do with Corruption and a Federal Indictment, It Has Everything to Do with Corruption and ...

Dec
31

Let's say someone robs a bank and right before he gets nabbed by the police, he hands over the loot to one of those Salvation Army bell-ringers.

Are we going to spend much time dwelling on the probity of the bell-ringer -- much less, let him hold on to the money?

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Blago is Toast. Toast Don't Nominate U.S. Senators.

Dec
30

Illinois SOS Jesse White:

As I have previously stated publicly, I cannot co-sign a document that certifies any appointment by Rod Blagojevich for the vacant United State Senate seat from Illiois.

Although I have respect for former Attorney General Roland Burris, because of the current cloud of controversy surrounding the Governor, I cannot accept the document.

[h/t TheCapitolFaxBlog]

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