* Eric Zorn is unimpressed with the IL GOP’s “Fire Madigan” slogan…
So, more realistically, the slogan should be “Demote Michael Madigan” — an exhortation to voters throughout Illinois to elect six more Republican representatives than they did in 2010, thus shifting the balance of power to the GOP and handing the speaker’s gavel to House Minority Leader Tom Cross of Oswego.
But even that slogan carries more than a whiff of futility. Since the election of 2010, Democrats redrew the Illinois legislative map to all but guarantee that Madigan, 70, will be speaker as long he likes.
So how about, “Save Illinois: Impose Term Limits on Legislative Leadership Positions and Thereby Deny Michael Madigan a Lifetime Job as Unelected, Defacto Leader of Illinois“?
It wouldn’t fit well on a dog T-shirt, I realize. But it’s an idea I’m guessing the public would like.
Um, OK. Obviously, Eric didn’t go to advertising school.
* The Question: What should be the Illinois Republican Party’s official slogan?