Tag: Governor

Census Totally Screws Dems, Not Just In Illinois

Like a number of “blue” states, it appears people are fleeing Illinois like it was on fire and heading to states with questionable school board decisions, warmer climates and compelling roadside tourist attractions. As a result, Illinois stands to lose one House seat to the Bible belt; we’ll be divided into 18 House districts instead... Read more »

Rod Blagojevich Chats With Perez Hilton

I’ve missed him, honestly. This is about as serious as I can see Rod Blagojevich ever getting, and it’s fascinating to me that he treats an interview with a man who’s primary pastime is drawing cartoon penises on people’s faces with Microsoft Paint, like he were one of Barbara Walters Person of the Year specials.... Read more »

Mike Madigan Takes Swipe At Pat Quinn Over Taxes

This is clearly opposite day. In an interview, I asked Mr. Madigan if he agrees that Mr. Quinn has “a mandate” to boost taxes, since Mr. Quinn proposed that during the campaign and won, and GOP challenger Bill Brady opposed it and lost. Mr. Madigan replied that talk of a mandate is overblown. “If (the... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Santa Quinn's Bizarre Job Tour

I haven’t written a bad word about Bill Brady being stupid in a f**king week. Since he and Quinn are, theoretically, separated by only one percentage point (which I highly doubt since Quinn’s cross sections show he’s squishy with minority voters, running even with women and slightly behind with suburban Chicagoans), you’d think Quinn’d be... Read more »

Rickey Hendon Ruins Pat Quinn's Party

I could say that this isn’t Pat Quinn’s fault, but here’s the thing: one, he or someone he knew invited Rickey Hendon who has no filter between his brain and his mouth – in fact, he’s famous for it – and two, if he really thought his original campaign strategy – painting Bill Brady as... Read more »