Promise made, promise broken?
Monday, Sep 28, 2009
* As I’ve said many times before, this whole “the governor should live in Springfield” stuff is goofy.
Jim Thompson moved back to Chicago as soon as his daughter was old enough to attend school. George Ryan spent a lot of time in Springfield, but he also had a Chicago condo where he was often seen. Rod Blagojevich took a lot of heat for his decision, but like Thompson, he, too, had a school aged daughter. No way would I have wanted her in a Springfield school if I was Blagojevich. No way.
However, Pat Quinn promised to live in the executive mansion once he was sworn in to the top job. That doesn’t appear to be the case…
I guess it’s how you define the word “live.”
The government has been run out of Chicago for many years now. Most of the state’s population is in the Chicago area. It’s also a big state, requiring lots of travel. Staying at the guv’s mansion every night is simply out of the question. Quinn made a valid point on 780…
But this is just silly logic by CBS2…
So, if he spent zero nights at the mansion, then his per night spending would be $0.00. Hooray!!! Um… No… Wait.