Tag: Pat Quinn

IL House Debating Medical Marijuana

UPDATE: They were several votes short. This will be pulled until early January, likely. **** Apparently, we’re packing everything into one big, freaking day: civil unions, abolishing the death penalty and medical marijuana, which they’re debating on the House floor right now. Illinois lawmakers are debating whether to legalize the use of marijuana for medical... 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 »

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 »

Dems To Make Trouble For Mark Kirk?

Weirdly, it seems that Illinois’ official process for certifying the Senator-elect will prevent Mark Kirk from taking his seat in Washington until well after the lame duck session has started. I could be outrageously outraged with outrage on this particular subject, but if you didn’t expect some monkey business was in store for the Republican... 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.