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Adventures in unsubtle Tweeting, and a caption contest

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012

* If you’re saying that you’re totally focused on the 2012 general election, then retweeting stuff like this probably isn’t advisable

* And speaking of Treasurer Rutherford, he and another likely Republican gubernatorial candidate had a friendly little chat yesterday. A good pal snapped a photo of Rutherford talking to Sen. Kirk Dillard and forwarded it to me…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - amalia - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 9:55 am:

    I thought they were serving Hurricanes…

  2. - SO IL M - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 9:55 am:

    Nope Im not worried about drinking and heading back to the Hotel, I have this young kid from Iowa I just hired as a driver. He is over there at the bar waiting for me.

  3. - Yossarian Lives - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:04 am:

    “Hold my drink for a sec; I gotta Tweet this moment.” “You don’t say…”

  4. - Senator Clay Davis - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:07 am:

    What’s your car’s name?

  5. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:20 am:

    “By sundown tommorow, Kirk, I am going to beat ya.”

    “Pongee is real, honest”

    “I think the delegate’s poll is more reflective of what is REALLY happening in Illinois.”

    “Kirk, I sometimes miss the Illinois Senate”

    “Kirk, I was wondereing if you could introduce me to some people in DuPage, .. ya know, just to meet them.”

    “Senator Dillard … how does US Senator Dillard sound in 2014?”

  6. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:29 am:

    “I see you where I am … Treasurer Dillard”

    “I am still just really looking at the run for governor.”

    “Kirk, why did you block me as a ‘friend’ on Facebook … what gives?”

    “Watch your back Kirk, you can’t trust what anyone is saying about 2014″

    “I heard Jesse White is not running. You like that?”

    “Really, I think I am doing a darn good job … governmentally…”

    “Kirk, what I am most proud of is that I didn’t make this national convention about me..”

    “Can you believe Aaron Schock? I would never be that overt …”

  7. - dirt diver - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:29 am:

    Dillard (Thinking) - Where did the rest of the group go? Must’ve fled again. Why do I always get get left alone with this guy?

  8. - Doc Holliday - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:30 am:

    The newest contestants on The Biggest Loser.

  9. - Cincinnatus - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:31 am:

    I’ll run your name through iCash when I get back, Kirk.

  10. - GA Watcher - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:31 am:

    Do you remember when we were the young studs of the Party?

  11. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:32 am:

    Dillard: “When I worked for Jim Thompson …”
    Rutherford: “No, when I worked for Jim Thompson …”

  12. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:37 am:

    “Let me say bluntly … Kirk … quit before you lose”

    “My office and my life are an open book, Kirk … have you read my tweets?”

    “Kirk, if Romney wins Illinois, I get a Cabnet spot, so I gat that in my back pocket”

    “Kirk, can I do an ‘iCash’ thing or whatever I am calling it in your district with you?”

    “I read your governor book … I think you got a few things wrong …”

    “You play your cards right, you can take out Radogno, and in 2 years be President Dillard … pretty sweet huh?”

    “Do me a favor, can you make sure Jim Edgar endorses you in the primary?”

  13. - just sayin' - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:40 am:

    Yeah well I think your vote to raise electic rates hurts you more than my Pongee facebook page hurts me. But I agree, we’re both pudgy old white guys who are kidding ourselves and trying to reclaim past glory.

  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:41 am:

    “Kirk … (softly) …are you Oswego Willy?”

  15. - Irish - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:42 am:

    The Chris Christie look takes hold in the Illinois Delagation.

  16. - strobby - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:46 am:

    Dillard: I think l found a M & M in my pocket

  17. - thechampaignlife - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:47 am:

    Why do they have to be so insensitive? Really, fat cats? I like to think that I’m more husky.

  18. - Ann - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:51 am:

    Nothing to offer, but these are hilarious. Keep them coming!

  19. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:51 am:

    “My Twitter? Nah, its all good”

    “You think the tweet about me winning the poll of the IL delegation was too much?”

    “Can I get a copy of the Obama ad you did, you know just for safe keeping?”

    “I think I have got the Treasurer’s job down cold …”

    “You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France … a Royale with Cheese …”

    “If you want some tips about statewide campaigning, Kirk, call …”

    “You still realy think the Twitter account will come back and bite me?”

  20. - Ahoy! - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:56 am:

    Rutherford explains how facebook posts on changing a toilet seat will help with the plumbers vote.

  21. - TwoFeetThick - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 10:58 am:

    “I gotta hand it to you, Kirk, that’s one heck of an impressive drink holder you’ve got there. My arm gets so tired at these all-day events.”

  22. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:03 am:

    Rutherford: Leave the convention, take the cannoli.

    Dillard: Sorry. Dieting.

  23. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:04 am:

    “It’s a ‘re-tweet’ Kirk, I never said I was going to be the next governor, the ‘Tweetor’ did… I just re-tweeted it”

    “Do they charge the Governor is he stays in the DuQuoin Mansion?”

    “I am going to need an experienced Chief of Staff when I am governor… so I was wonderning”

    “I am one of the few prople, Kirk, that can get my whole thoughts in 144 characters…”

    “I was so humbled giving MY delegations votes for Mitt Romney …”

  24. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:05 am:

    Rutheford thinks: Man, it looks like Dillard is losing weight lately. Does this suit make me look fat?

    Dillard thinks: Man, I’m so hungry I could eat Rutherford’s tie.

  25. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:09 am:

    “Kirk, I don’t remember the invite saying ‘tie optional’ …”

    “We are bigger than US Steel …you gonna eat that?”

  26. - GA Watcher - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:11 am:

    No offense, Kirk, but I think my jowls look more gubernatorial than yours.

  27. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:12 am:

    Rutherford: And that Schock. Who the heck does that kid think he is anyway?

    Dillard: Stupid diet. I’m so hungry, I could eat Aaron Schock’s blue belt. To heck with this. I’m going for the Chris Christie look. If it worked in Jersey, it’ll work here. Canzolino?! Bring me a cannoli!!! I’m back!!!

  28. - SO IL M - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:18 am:

    Dan I think Jeff Dunham may be doing a show here. Dont look now but Walter is right over your shoulder.

  29. - Liberty First - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:20 am:

    Dillard is thinking, Dan is talking, not a lot happening….

  30. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:23 am:

    Rutheford: Don’t look now, but Sullivan is taking our picture.

    Dillard: Great. Just what I need. Another freaking caption contest. Do they have WiFi here? I gotta go check comments… Um… I mean… My email.

  31. - John A Logan - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:24 am:

    My name is Dan Rutherford. Dan Rutherford believes that people have the right to govern themselves, and that the treasurers office is something to be held up with reverence. Again my name is Dan Rutherford, from Pontiac Illinois. I was a Senator once, but I realized the challenges we faced needed leadership that could not be commanded in that body. So, I, Dan Rutherford, ran for the office of treasurer and won. Now the front door says “Dan Rutherford” state treasurer. Dan Rutherford is just sort of fun to say, it rolls off the tongue…..say it with me Kirk, nice and sloooooooooooowly…….Daaaannnnnnn Ruuuuutherford.

  32. - Anonymice - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:25 am:

    “For the last time, Miller, I’m as sober as you are.”

  33. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:27 am:

    OK, I give up. Anonymice has me beat.

  34. - RNUG - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:28 am:

    So, are you paying me to drop out, or am I paying you?

  35. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:30 am:

    “I hope you think about my offer to be my ‘LG’, Kirk.”

  36. - reformer - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:36 am:

    “Kirk, you don’t have that lean look that comes from knocking on doors 40 hours a week.”

    “Dan, did I tell you I’m changing my name to Kirk ‘Edgar’s assistant’ Dillard?”

  37. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:44 am:

    “I’m not really this self-absorbed … I’m misunderstood”

  38. - SO IL M - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:45 am:

    No Dan I didnt eat my tie. Im not wearing one so I can show people my Fire Madigan T-shirt I have on under this shirt.

  39. - TwoFeetThick - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:49 am:

    Rutherford: “Gosh, with his fancy clothes and youthful exuberance, do you think Schock will be tough to beat?”

    Dillard: “Schock? I ate him.”

  40. - SO IL M - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:49 am:

    Kirk thinking…”Boy I never thought I would miss drinking with Forby, but at least listening to him makes me laugh”

  41. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 11:55 am:

    “I-L-L …?”

  42. - SO IL M - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 12:03 pm:

    My Convention Credentials are bigger than yours

    No mines bigger

    No Mine!

  43. - Quinn T. Sential - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 12:07 pm:


  44. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 12:15 pm:

    “I worked out today … yep … down to 155lbs …”

  45. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 12:23 pm:

    “One more biscuit for breakfast, and Chris Christie gets his own area code.”

  46. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 12:33 pm:

    @RutherfordDan - Just asked Sen. Dillard for his endorsement for Guv. He’s thinking about it. #buildingcoalitions

  47. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 12:52 pm:

    “Oh no, here comes Judy with her accordion.”

  48. - Oswego Joe - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 1:26 pm:

    Rutherford: Can you believe that Brady is leading in the capitol fax poll?

    Dillard: You know Jim Ryan was leading throughout 2010…

  49. - Dirty Red - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 1:32 pm:

    “I still haven’t found that present you said you left for me at the victory party.” - DR

  50. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 1:47 pm:

    “Schock can bite me.”

    “Oh, I’m gonna tweet that!”

  51. - Springfield - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 2:09 pm:

    DR: “…so, I’d really appreciate your vote in the straw poll, Kirk. What? Oh.”

  52. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 2:32 pm:

    “What people don’t realize is that I don’t really care about being Treasurer …I hide that.”

  53. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 2:34 pm:

    “I am calling this my ‘Trojan Horse’ Strategy. No one realizes what I am doing right now, then … ‘Suprise, I am running for Governor’ …”

  54. - SO IL M - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 3:20 pm:

    “Kirk how in the world did you get them to put Edgar on your name tag?”

    Walter looked on and thought “And they call me a grumpy old man. Sheesh!”

    “So Kirk tell me, how is that cousin of yours doing? The one who is a Trooper down in district 13, who was big on DUI enforcement.”

    “Hell I dont know what to use for a new slogan. Hey I know, lets see if we can get Rich Miller to find us one.”

  55. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 3:29 pm:

    Fresh ice! That’ll get me out of this.

  56. - Reagan - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 3:45 pm:

    No, I’m not Oswego Willy?
    Are you?
    No, I wish I was.
    Who’s Bill?
    Bill, what about Irish?
    God, don’t start me, Vanillaman used to make me cry.

  57. - siriusly - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 4:03 pm:

    Rutherford: So, you going to appear in an Obama ad this year Kirk?

    Dillard: Nice one Dan, no but maybe I’ll FOIA your secret Treasurer’s mailing list so I can hit up your top donors.

  58. - D.P. Gumby - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 4:04 pm:

    “I’ll be Governor and you be Lt. Governor”
    “No, I’ll be Governor and you be Lt. Governor”
    “No, I’ll be Governor and you be Lt. Governor”

  59. - Darienite - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 4:17 pm:

    “Dan, did you see Jim Ryan or Schillerstrom? I wanted to buy them a drink.”

  60. - TwoFeetThick - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 4:20 pm:

    Rutherford: “Geez, Kirk, I hate to say this, but you’re really packing it on.”

    Dillard: “This? Nah, that’s not my belly. I’ve got Schock in here. For the surprise finale of today’s program he’s gonna pop out in his Italian restaurant tablecloth outfit and do a song and dance number. It’s gonna be legendary!”

  61. - Mary Todd - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 4:44 pm:

    Dan: Continue to block all substantive action, Illois gets downgraded, financial troubles continue to mount and BANG I swoop in on my white horse in 2014. I’ll let you saddle my horse if you’re good.

  62. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 4:44 pm:

    “@RutherfordDan - OMG! Sen. Dillard ate Kenny #southparkrulz

  63. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 29, 12 @ 5:08 pm:

    “And the next thing I knew, some guy came up and tripped me. That’s the reason why I came in fourth. If it hadn’t been for that, that race would have been a cinch. I tried to find out who it was later but I couldn’t find out. Nobody’d ever tell you who…whoever, whoever it was because they’d be scared.”

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