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Gov. Quinn may need more time in his nights and days

Friday, Dec 7, 2012

* From a news report dated December 6, 2012

Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s working “night and day” with other top Illinois leaders on ways to address the critically low water levels on the Mississippi River.

The river covers hundreds of miles of the state’s border and is important to agriculture in Illinois, particularly because many of the state’s products are transported on the river.

The nation’s worst drought in decades has led to low levels. If they worsen, barge operators fear the waterway could become impassable.

* From November 7th, 2012, speaking about pension reform…

Quinn told reporters Wednesday he’ll be “working on that issue night and day.”

* June 15, 2010, at MidAmerica Airport…

“We’ve got to work night and day to keep building this airport,” Quinn said during a dedication ceremony inside a new $5.7 million facility.

* May 3, 2012

“I look forward to working with the General Assembly night and day to make more progress in the remaining four weeks”

* October 31, 2011, after lawmakers had overridden his veto of the ComEd-backed “smart grid” bill…

“My job as governor is to protect our democracy from being infected by corruption or undue influence by powerful corporations and interests and I plan to do that night and day.

* November 5, 2010, after winning the governor’s race…

“I have to do my job right now as governor,” Quinn said. “I have work to do. I know the people of Illinois want to make sure we get our economy back in stride, and that’s what I focus on night and day.”

* August 17, 2010, after Rod Blagojevich’s conviction…

“We have to work night and day to ensure that government is honest as the people of Illinois.”

Quinn turned to leave, got to his office door, but reporters shouted questions and he turned around. “Allright,” he said, and returned to the podium.

* March 29, 2010, while introducing his new running mate…

Pat Quinn says Sheila Simon’s background in public service; local government and law make her a qualified running mate. Both realize the challenges Illinois faces with its budget billions in the red. “We know there’s a real serious challenge to get our economy back on track and we’re going to work night and day to be able to do that,”

* January 13, 2010 State of the State Address…

“I think in the past year, we’ve worked together, night and day in some cases, to win the trust of the people”

* January 4, 2010

Quinn resolved to keep working hard to create and protect jobs. “I further resolve to promote economic growth in Illinois by rooting night and day for a Cubs-White Sox World Series,” he added.

* April 3, 2009, after Rod Blagojevich was indicted…

“Today, more than ever, I’m committed to making sure our government has fundamental reform, top to bottom,” he said. “We’re going to work night and day to make sure the government of Illinois is honest and clean.”

* From January 29, 2009, after being sworn in as governor…

By Thursday’s end, Mr. Quinn, who has two years remaining in what is now his term, was issuing a plea for unity.

“It’s extremely important that the people of Illinois come together,” he said at a news conference. “I’m going to be working on that night and day.”

Emphasis added.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


36 Comments
  1. - 47th Ward - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:29 am:

    Quinn’s not content to be with you in the daytime. No, he wants to be with you all of the time. It’s the only time he feels alright.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:29 am:

    “By sundown tomorrow”. he will be “cautiously optimistic”, that a “win-win” can be achieved.


  3. - Anonymour - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:30 am:

    I haven’t been able to get to a grocery store in four years. I’ve been working as governor night and day. That’s why my refrigerator is empty.


  4. - Just saying - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:32 am:

    With this much commitment to the State we have a balanced budget, our pension program is well funded, and our unemployment rate in the State is at 5%…Oh it is not?


  5. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:33 am:

    Perhaps what we really need is the gov to take some time off.


  6. - capncrunch - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:35 am:

    If the legislature passes pension reform he won’t have to worry about working at all. He said yesterday in Champaign that “..if we work together(on pension reform), we can all get to heaven.”


  7. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:35 am:

    GOV. QUINN WORKING 24/7 EVERY NIGHT AND DAY

    SAME OLE, SAME OLE, WHEN ITS NIGHT OR DAY

    QUINN - NIGHT & DAY NOW MEANS “I’LL GET TO IT”

    EARTH EVOLVES - NIGHT & DAY NOW EQUALS M-F 8-6.

    7-11 SUES IL GOV - NIGHT & DAY FRAUD ALLEGED

    “AROUND THE CLOCK” DISSED BY “NIGHT & DAY”

    QUINN CAN’T WIN, NIGHT OR DAY


  8. - Responsa - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:35 am:

    The man does have a few verbal tics doesn’t he? How cool, though, that he could combine the “night and day” one with the “Mississippi River” one. A twofer. Double points for that, Gov.!


  9. - Madison - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:35 am:

    As your governor, I have asked every indigenous Illinois tribe to rain dance NIGHT and DAY until this is resolved.


  10. - WhoKnew - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:35 am:

    How can we miss him — when he won’t ever leave!!!


  11. - OneMan - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:40 am:

    Night and Day you are the one…

    Night and Day a solution can be found…

    I might explain to middle school kids
    Night and day, pension fixes are the one


  12. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:43 am:

    Why does he have a problem with “Day and Night?” Why must it always be “Night and Day?”


  13. - nieva - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:44 am:

    At least he is consistent.


  14. - soccermom - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:48 am:

    I would strongly advise the Governor to work during the day and get some rest at night. He looks tired, and I’m worried about his health.


  15. - reformer - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:50 am:

    “We’ve got to work night and day…in the Land of Lincoln…to make the will of the people the law of the land.”


  16. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:53 am:

    QUINN TO “REST” IN ALASKA - ONLY NIGHT THERE FOR 10 STRAIGHT DAYS


  17. - Kerfuffle - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 10:54 am:

    Given the fact that we are past the autumnal equinox I think “Night & Day” are approriate as nights are longer than days but once we hit the vernal equinox he does need to change it up to “Day & Night”.


  18. - Sir Reel - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:00 am:

    Does night and day include weekends? I bet he could accomplish nothing on weekends too.


  19. - CircularFiringSquad - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:00 am:

    This is kinda like making this one of “one of the top priorities”


  20. - Gregor - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:00 am:

    The man likes Cole Porter I guess.


  21. - Judgment Day - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:02 am:

    Oh man….. Pat, get with it…

    It’s not “Day and Night” anymore… That’s so 90’s…

    These days it’s all “24/7/365″ - that’s the catch phrase what you want to use…


  22. - Irish - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:06 am:

    Like the beat beat beat of the tom-tom
    When Abraham stood tall.
    Like the tick tick tock of the stately clock
    On Mike Madigan’s wall.

    Like the drip drip drip of the raindrops
    When the summer shower is through
    So a voice within me keeps repeating
    You are the Governor! You! You! You!

    When I’m north of 80 I like to hand out money,
    But when I have none to give it isn’t very funny,
    I have to get me some more,
    So contracts I will have to ignore,
    When your the Guv It’s always YOUR way
    Day and night, night and day.

    Night and day, in this great Land of Lincoln
    Only my friend, how to appoint you
    Is what I am always thinkin’.
    Every one in and no one left out,
    Especially veterans
    Or if you have clout.
    Day and night, night and day, why is it so

    That these problems follow me wherever I go
    In Chicago’s roaring traffic’s boom
    In the silence of my Super 8 room
    I can’t get rid of them
    Day and night, night and day

    Under the hide of me
    There’s an oh such a anger burning inside of me
    These state employees keep hounding me,
    Reporters keep asking me, I want my Squeezy aside of me,
    Day and night, night and day


  23. - Judgment Day - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:08 am:

    “Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s working “night and day” with other top Illinois leaders on ways to address the critically low water levels on the Mississippi River”

    What? - is he doing daily rain dances?

    Please, for humanity’s sake, let’s petition the fed’s to prohibit Pat Quinn from ever attempting to dance in public. Please, no photos. Think of the children…


  24. - Rich Miller - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:12 am:

    ===Please, for humanity’s sake, let’s petition the fed’s to prohibit Pat Quinn from ever attempting to dance in public. Please, no photos. Think of the children===

    Too late: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYuM2Ar2rTs


  25. - Lil Squeezy - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:22 am:

    PQ is going to speak truth to power, or I mean truth to river water levels. You know our veterans deserve better than these water levels. His dad liked high water levels…

    Pension reform


  26. - Ivory-billed Woodpecker - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:35 am:

    Irish, that’s outstanding.


  27. - OneMan - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:35 am:

    == Please, for humanity’s sake, let’s petition the fed’s to prohibit Pat Quinn from ever attempting to dance in public. Please, no photos. Think of the children… ==

    Come on his Clog dance on top of a AFSCME contract is Tony Award worthy…


  28. - Norseman - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:36 am:

    Willy, wouldn’t he be working half time (nights) then?


  29. - Anonymour - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:39 am:

    Gov. Quinn’s having to work night and day is nothing compared to how hard Squeezey is working to swallow the entire state Capitol.

    (Or is Squeezey trying to swallow all of the state’s capital? Whatever.)


  30. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:45 am:

    - Norseman - …

    I was told there would be no MATH. Now my head hurts, thanks - Norseman -!

    - Irish -

    Outstanding! Well done.


  31. - dupage dan - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 11:55 am:

    Now, if Quinn could harness the power of each and every bar located within the watershed of the great mighty Mississippi, he could engineer a solution for this tragedy. We just need a few million coffee filters and…..well, I think I just might get banned for this.


  32. - Paul - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 12:58 pm:

    The river is getting low a little early this year. The Mississippi usually shuts down for barge traffic every Winter. The railroads haul what would have been loaded into barges. Illinois is blessed with a good rail system.


  33. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 1:20 pm:

    Irish, that is a winner. Night and day.


  34. - Boone's is Back - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 1:55 pm:

    Maybe PQ will get a lot more time in his nights and days once he loses that primary. Just sayin’…


  35. - Not It - Friday, Dec 7, 12 @ 4:48 pm:

    Sir Reel at 11 a.m.: it’s funny because it’s true.


  36. - schwartzee - Monday, Dec 10, 12 @ 9:44 am:

    At least he’s moved on from,”a J-O-B” “jobs, jobs, jobs”…for the time being.


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