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Friday, Oct 31, 2008

* Scary Halloween costume ideas? Illinois-related, of course.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


49 Comments
  1. - 4% - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:12 am:

    Patrick Fitzgerald - for the current administration

    Lisa Madigan - for potential GOP gubernatorial candidates

    A big Vote No Sign - for Rich and other pro-Con Con supporters!!


  2. - Bluefish - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:14 am:

    Wearing a sign saying “Blago in ‘10″


  3. - wordslinger - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:17 am:

    A stranger in glasses, seemingly a ghost never seen til he strikes, no fodder in the gossip columns, humorless visage, thinning hair parted on the side, touch of New York accent, pinstripe suit, briefcase full of subpoenas….

    Fitz is without question the scariest thing to hit Illinois government and politics in a long, long time.


  4. - Anon - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:18 am:

    Obama for Senate in ‘10


  5. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:24 am:

    Pat Fitz…no costume needed.
    Or, how about Abraham Lincoln all peeved off because his 200th birthday parties have been cancelled. He roams the earth looking to mummify Mr. Beard with a bunch of silk ties.


  6. - Ravenswood Right Winger - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:25 am:

    a Tony Peraica mask to scare Rich Miller.


  7. - RightsideRick - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:27 am:

    Senator Jones (D-IL)


  8. - Reality - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:31 am:

    A mythical creature lurking in Illinois politics known as the:

    BlagoMadEmilConConRodBamaDurbin


  9. - zatoichi - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:33 am:

    Three headed creature (MM, RB, EJ) fighting for control of the body. Favorite saying: “All trick, no treat.”


  10. - Speaking At Will - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:33 am:

    A three headed monster mask of Blago, Rezko, Cellini. Put the mask on, and then tie a manakin off to a rope and drag it behind you. On the Manakin write, Illinois citizens in big black marker.

    Once an hour or so throw a cumpled up press release at the manakin.


  11. - Joe - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:36 am:

    For Illinois, Sunshine


  12. - Bill S. Preston, Esq. - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:41 am:

    Scott Kennedy blogging.

    Todd Stroger wearing.a t-shirt that says “I need more $!”

    Daley brothers as Mayor and Governor.


  13. - OneMan - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:46 am:

    Todd Stroger — US Senator


  14. - Deeda - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:47 am:

    A politician who gets things done for “the People”. Know that is rare and scary.


  15. - Rich Miller - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:48 am:

    Attendee at Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich’s 2011 Inaugural Celebration.


  16. - Levois - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:48 am:

    A Rod Blagojevich mask in any neighborhood in Illinois.


  17. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 11:49 am:

    U.S. Sen. Patti Blagojevich


  18. - Capitol View - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:11 pm:

    last spring WMAY in Springfield posted a full sized picture of the governor, intended to be downloaded and made into a mask for a rally against cuts in state government spending - so that state employees could attend.

    I as a listener asked them to post that mask up again on their web site for Holloween usage - perhaps it is up by now.


  19. - Wumpus - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:20 pm:

    Schock/Peracia in 2010!

    President Obama with his yielding his pardon pen


  20. - Wag - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:27 pm:

    I’m just going to re-use last year’s costume, and switch the prison jumpsuit tag from ‘Ryan” to “Blago”.


  21. - South Side Mike - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:34 pm:

    With apologies to Rich,

    Attendee at Gov. Todd Stroger’s 2011 Inaugural Celebration.


  22. - OneMan - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:44 pm:

    Winston Strawn Political Corruption Defense Attorney


  23. - BannedForLife - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:44 pm:

    a low-budget option:

    tape one finger back, go as Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel


  24. - doubtful - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:46 pm:

    Wag, you’re gonna get a lot of mileage out of the particular costume; just put some Velcro on that tag so it’s easy to change.

    Scary costume? How about a repo guy.


  25. - Rod B - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:46 pm:

    I’m going as Patrick Fitzgerald


  26. - observation - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:51 pm:

    Pulling from another thread about the con-con:
    Rich Miller kissing the Governor.


  27. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:55 pm:

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rod Blagojevich (costume includes cowboy hat)


  28. - How Ironic - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:56 pm:

    A Richard Daley Mask, with a Farmer’s Hat on. Driving a little combine…..oh wait….there is no combine in Illinois. Right?


  29. - observation - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 12:59 pm:

    VoteQuimby - Thanks bunches. Now I have an image of the Gov dressed as Howdy Doody scrolling through my head.


  30. - Wumpus - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 1:03 pm:

    How about Prosecutro Fitzgerald in a University of Alaska Sweatshirt.

    (If Obama wins, he wil be sent far away to Alaska to bother Gov Palin)
    What do I win Rich?


  31. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 1:08 pm:

    Obs: There’s been a photo before on this blog where he looks exactly like the “Toy Story” character voiced by Tom Hanks…it is pretty funny!


  32. - Irish - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 1:21 pm:

    John Filan costume. guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of anyone who sees him coming.


  33. - Boscobud - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 1:50 pm:

    How about a squirrel with a Vote for Rod shirt on.


  34. - AsAMom - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 2:01 pm:

    POA dressed as a boxer with a couple of shiners because he fights for the citizens.


  35. - AsAMom - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 2:02 pm:

    Prison colored cape and Everlast shorts of course.


  36. - South Side Mike - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 2:19 pm:

    Your favorite Illinois State Park in 2010!


  37. - 8141 - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 2:37 pm:

    Wizard of Oz theme, with Sen. Fritchey as an Oompa Loompa.


  38. - VanillaMan - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 2:55 pm:

    An Obama-described “selfish” taxpayer who doesn’t believe in government-enforced “charity”.


  39. - Anon - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 3:35 pm:

    As George Ryan — with a “Ryan in ‘10 — Business as Usual Like It Never Left” button.

    And you can give out “free” CDLs to everyone who gives you candy.


  40. - doubtful - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 3:38 pm:

    VanillaMan,

    So you’re going as Joe the Plumber? He had some trouble consenting to ‘government-enforced “charity”‘ or ‘taxes,’ as the rest of America calls it.

    Don’t forget the guitar and cowboy hat for your costume! :)

    ‘Oh, I don’t have a license, I don’t pay my taxes, and Obama ran over my dog.’


  41. - South Side Mike - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 3:43 pm:

    Secretary of Defense Rod Blagojevich (remember the “invade Missouri thread?)
    Secretary of the Treasury Todd Stroger


  42. - Six Degrees of Separation - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 4:01 pm:

    49ers coach Mike Singletary at halftime.


  43. - Ugh - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 4:47 pm:

    Sure did see a really scary Illinois costume, a prisoner on the front of the black and white stripped suit was the name George and George Ryan’s face was on the front of the mask and someone who looked like the Gov on the back, but the name said Public Official A.


  44. - Little Egypt - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 5:03 pm:

    Blago (Governor Rewrite to Do Right), dressed as Dudley Do-Right, of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, riding backwards on his horse, as always.

    Dick Mell as Inspector Fenwick.

    Patti B as Nell Fenwick, the daughter of Inspector Fenwick, the head of the Mountie station. However, Nell is more interested in Dudley’s horse (called Horse), to the point that she scarcely notices Dudley’s interest. (That really is true of the cartoon.)

    Pat Quinn as Bullwinkle J. Moose. Bullwinkle received an Honorary Mooster’s Degree from Wossamotta U

    Dan Webb as Rocket J. Squirrel, a/k/a Rocky. Rocky’s intelligence bears nothing on his ability to be conned and flimflammed by simple minded crooks with weak costumes. Although he is highly educated he still sticks to his primitive ways, by collection nuts. (yep, that’s correct for sure)

    Kevin Fanning as Boris Badenov, a spy for “Fearless Leader”.

    Rich Miller as “Fearless Leader.”

    I know, I need to get a life. I’m way too informed about Rocky & Bullwinkle, but it’s still funny.


  45. - Ahem - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 5:12 pm:

    Angry Abraham Lincoln. (Abe is happy about Obama but not happy about a lot of stuff; take your pick)
    Is that OK, Rich?


  46. - wordslinger - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 5:16 pm:

    LE, you left out the best part — if KF is Boris, who’s Natasha?


  47. - Rich Miller - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 5:19 pm:

    Let’s not go there.


  48. - Little Egypt - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 5:36 pm:

    I had to switch characters around to make them fit better and it was just too coincidental that Inspector Fenwick had a daughter. Perhaps there will be a Natasha next year.


  49. - Bookworm - Friday, Oct 31, 08 @ 6:32 pm:

    An unscientific observation while out trick or treating with my daughter (near west side of Springfield): every house that had a presidential campaign sign on the lawn also had its lights on and was handing out treats. Saw about half a dozen Obama signs but only one McCain sign in about a six-square-block area. No difference in treat quality.


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