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A thousand words

Friday, Jan 4, 2013

* This Tribune photo of Gov. Pat Quinn watching a defibrillator demonstration pretty much sums up the failed lame duck session for me…

Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


40 Comments
  1. - Sine Die - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 9:54 am:

    The lame duck session has sucked the air out of my pension reform proposal…Can I use this method to bring it back to life?”


  2. - Steve Bartin - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 9:55 am:

    Quinn: ” At my gym they call that the Plank.”


  3. - western illinois - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 9:56 am:

    He isnt going to make it but I will,right?,maybe?no……………


  4. - Emmett - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 9:57 am:

    The governor subtly attempted to cover his “excitement” over the passage of the bill excluding workers from AFSCME membership.


  5. - SO IL M - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:01 am:

    Quinn: “Now this will work to revive real Leadership, right?”


  6. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:06 am:

    “Squeezy, stay with me now. Our work is not done. Squeezy!”


  7. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:14 am:

    Gov. Quinn flinches as Squeezy’s human handler attempts reviving Illinois’ pension system.


  8. - Jake From Elwood - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:16 am:

    The kids love this “Gangnam Style” thing…could help with the youth vote!


  9. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:18 am:

    Gov. Quinn has an out-of-body experience while picturing his political career laying on the table.

    “Breathe, darn you, breathe!”


  10. - Cincinnatus - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:18 am:

    Illinois’ economy on life support?


  11. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:22 am:

    “Live …Live ….LIVE!!!”


  12. - Esquire - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:23 am:

    It’s cold in here! Reducing the temperature was one of the greatest sacrifices that I have advocated as Governor. Look at that poor taxpayer! He has hypothermia.


  13. - Norseman - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:36 am:

    An aide demonstrates a new method for Quinn to pressure legislators to support his agenda.


  14. - Steve Bartin - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:37 am:

    Quinn: ” Is that guy on a public pension?”


  15. - Amuzing Myself - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:45 am:

    IL Chamber exec Todd Maisch does his best to revive the Illinois economy while a grim-faced Governor Quinn wonders if the gay marriage and gun control bills have passed yet.


  16. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:46 am:

    Quinn: “If only Squeezey had stayed, he could have squeezed life back into my pension reform plans. But even Squeezey slithered away from me.”


  17. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:52 am:

    While Governor Quinn watches a CPR demonstration he realizes the all soy burrito is having it’s own resuscitation moment…


  18. - just sayin' - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:53 am:

    Attendees were unsure why Governor Quinn thought this was a good time to do his Richard Nixon impression.


  19. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:55 am:

    Reminded me instantly of Dr. Strangelove, the movie, for some reason (must be the uncontrollable hand gestures). I was going to rewrite–just a bit, the lines relating to Strangelove’s plan for post-nuclear war survival, underground with a 10:1 male-to-FEmale ratio, but was afraid Rich would ban me for life. Therefore, I’ll go with the following instead:

    Disclaimer: It is the stated position of the Governor’s Office that their safeguards would prevent the occurrence of such events as are depicted in this demonstration. Furthermore, it should be noted that none of the characters portrayed in this photograph are meant to represent any real persons living or dead, even if one does look an awful lot like the Guv.


  20. - walkinfool - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 11:03 am:

    You take the pension bill, I’ll take the gun bill.


  21. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 11:14 am:

    –“Squeezy, stay with me now. Our work is not done. Squeezy!” –

    My first belly laugh of the new year, courtesy of AA.


  22. - Anonymiss - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 11:18 am:

    I’m sorry, Governor. We tried everything we could to revive him. But much like your pension proposal, he just had no legs.


  23. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 11:21 am:

    He’s gone, and we couldn’t do nothing about it.


  24. - zatoichi - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 11:36 am:

    Oh, it’s all the shoulders. Now I get it.


  25. - Bluefish - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 12:10 pm:

    Dammit, Pat! I’m a doctor, not a pension specialist!
    (apologies to Bones McCoy)


  26. - Anon. - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 12:48 pm:

    “CPR won’t work unless you remove the taxpayer’s wallet from his jacket pocket.”


  27. - Stuff happens - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 1:04 pm:

    Somehow, I missed the whole defibrillator law until it was enacted.

    My wife has an AED for medical reasons, but the new law scares us. We have to report everywhere that we go in Illinois now, we’re responsible if the unit isn’t working, and what happens if EMTs come to use it and then my wife needs it?

    It’s not like these are multi-use units. Each time you use it you need to buy a new set of pads (about $60). If they use our pads, do we get reimbursed? Are we liable for now having a non-functioning AED?

    It was a silly addition to an otherwise good law.


  28. - dupage dan - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 1:31 pm:

    Gov Quinn, seen here practicing the “Macarena”.


  29. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 1:37 pm:

    Stuff happens…

    Was not aware of those parts of the law, are you required to have kid pads as well?


  30. - Sgtstu - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 1:39 pm:

    Governor I know we can breath life into this pension theft, I mean reform.


  31. - Sgtstu - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 1:47 pm:

    Steve Bartin - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 10:37 am:

    Quinn: ” Is that guy on a public pension?”

    Only thing I would have added “If he is let him die you fool !


  32. - Bonsaso - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 1:56 pm:

    Quinn pumps “stayin’ alive” prepping for post-Guv job, but to cut costs only one dummy was used, but as Quinn refused to be photographed next to dummy, he was disqualified from certification.


  33. - Sandy - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 2:51 pm:

    “Ohhhh, like the Gangnam dance?!”


  34. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 2:51 pm:

    - AA - So far, Leading the Pack!

    Rich - “It was revenge for Squeezy, and alot of other things.”

    I am on a Deadline, but I will come back, but - AA - is the Leader in the Clubhouse, and there are a few really good ones out there too.


  35. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 2:54 pm:

    === “It was revenge for Squeezy, and alot of other things.”===

    Winning.


  36. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 3:07 pm:

    Rich,

    I just “tipped it in”, you lead me there…

    Gotta run for a bit.


  37. - Stuff happens - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 3:53 pm:

    @OneMan, I’m not sure. It says that you must have everything in operating condition; I’m not even sure what that means. :)


  38. - Pardon - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 4:16 pm:

    pat quinn, “will that bring afscme back?”
    dummy “gasp, no, gasp, only brady, gasp, can do that”
    pat quinn, “cool, let me try”


  39. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 4:20 pm:

    Thanks Willy and word!

    High praise indeed. My melon may get all Squeezy.


  40. - jt - Friday, Jan 4, 13 @ 4:25 pm:

    Can I be next?


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