Tag: Bill Brady

Is Rahm Emanuel The New Bill Brady?

There have been three candidate forums this week for the mayoral hopefuls and while James Meeks’ eyebrows have attended every single one (or plan to), Rahm Emanuel has been noticeably absent. Something’s missing from Chicago’s mayoral candidate forums: Rahm Emanuel. On at least three nights next week — Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — just about... Read more »

Pat Quinn Says You Totes Voted for Taxes

Any time you hear a politician say they received a “mandate,” just assume that what they’re talking about is complete bullshit. Whether it’s an unnecessary war, a gimmicky, bloated spending bill or Pat Quinn’s 2012 fiscal year budget plan, it always makes a tough sell that much easier when they convince themselves you want it... Read more »

Bill Brady Will Call It Quits at 1:30

There comes a time for everything to end: acid washed jeans, Friday Night Lights, hard-fought gubernatorial campaigns. As it turns out, after some soul-searching, a few phone calls and a go-ahead from the Republican Governor’s Association which pumped nearly $8 million into what ended up being a hotly contested race, Bill Brady will admit defeat... Read more »

You'll Pry This Governorship From Bill Brady's Cold, Creepy Hands

All of the precincts are now counted and Pat Quinn leads Bill Brady by something like 20,000 votes, a nearly impossible margin to overcome even if we throw this mutha into recounts until Christmas. Even though I can understand the reticence to admit defeat with provisional and absentee ballots yet to be counted, over the... Read more »

It's Morning In America, Bitches.

Or afternoon. Whatever. I don’t even care. Actually, I sort of do, but I am as hungover as you can possibly be without consuming any alcohol. I even sound like Judy Baar Topinka. Go figure. Personally, I’m still digesting what happened last night, and what continues to happen in the hallowed halls of Brady HQ.... Read more »

It's HERE.

Okay, so what do you need to know for today? Other than that THIS IS MY SUPERBOWL? Well, first of all, you need to know that I have a day job which will prevent me from hanging around all day providing you with important information….at least not in this format. For up to the minute... Read more »

24 Hours Until The Polls Close And Other Stories

All of the candidates are busy puddle-jumping across the state of Illinois, hoping to win your vote between in-flight meals. Bill Brady and Pat Quinn are desperate to show you they happen to be different. Everyone else is hoping you’re too drunk to notice you voted for them. At this point, they and I have... Read more »

Blagojevich Wants To Sell You Pistachios

Submitted without comment.  In some ways, I think this is the best campaign commercial Bill Brady could hope for.

Headed Into The Home Stretch: A Roundup With Charts!

I’ve missed a lot of stuff this weekend while I’ve been trying to convince the greater Chicagoland area that yes, indeed, I closely resemble Tina Fey and yes, I would like people to buy me drinks as a reward. It started out as Snooki, but I couldn’t bring myself to admit that I actually own... Read more »

Vote For Pat Quinn Or You'll Disappear?

I don’t know what’s weirder, that Pat Quinn is channeling Rickey Hendon or that we’re hit a point in the election process where the sound bites have stopped making sense altogether: In the final week before Election Day, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn continues to reach out to Illinois gay population, hoping to highlight the stark differences... Read more »