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Question of the day

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

* From the left, Doug Finke, Rich Miller, Senate president John Cullerton and Cullerton press aide John Patterson. Via Barton Lorimor’s Twitter feed

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


44 Comments
  1. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 11:32 am:

    Patterson: Ask another stupid question and I will obliterate you with my mega outstanding laser stare!


  2. - tubbfan - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 11:36 am:

    Miller - I like remaining in the dark, behind the scenes


  3. - PublicServant - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 11:37 am:

    Rich Miller, out walking his dog Oscar, happens upon President Cullerton, and was overheard saying “Oscar…don’t even think about it…”


  4. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 11:43 am:

    Patterson: I really don’t like these guys any more.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 11:49 am:

    “I am going to answer one question, then you guys use my answer to fill in the other questions as deemed by Patterson, agreed?”

    “No, Speaker Madigan wants to talk to Patterson alone… now … thoughts?”


  6. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 11:50 am:

    C: “Patterson, when I told you to watch my back, I meant don’t let Miller sneak up behind me.”


  7. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 11:55 am:

    “The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.”


  8. - Yossarian Lives - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:00 pm:

    Pay no attention to the Power Behind the Throne; he’s just practicing for his next job modeling for GQ.


  9. - Norseman - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:10 pm:

    This picture finally reveals the secret that Cullerton is really a puppet controlled by Rich Miller.


  10. - Anon - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:15 pm:

    The Young & the Restless, Statehouse style


  11. - Barton Lorimor - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:16 pm:

    Stay on target. STAY ON TARGET!


  12. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:17 pm:

    Cullerton: He’s right behind me, isn’t he?


  13. - presss - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:18 pm:

    Patterson: Hey Miller, get out of my spot, I’m the one who went to the dark side!


  14. - Knee Jerk - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:19 pm:

    Rich: Patterson, is that your “magnum” or your “blue steel” face?


  15. - Anonymiss - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:24 pm:

    Senator Cullerton learns that the proverbial “devil on one shoulder, angel on the other” is a real thing.


  16. - phocion - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:27 pm:

    “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”


  17. - The Muse - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    Patterson- So Mr. President, come here often?


  18. - anon sequitor - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    CapFax’s Rich Miller, tired of being part of the Rotunda background, today began an effort to push himself into the big picture in Springfield.


  19. - The Muse - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    Patterson- “Patterson. John Patterson”


  20. - Yossarian Lives - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:34 pm:

    Phocion for the win.


  21. - estubborn - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:46 pm:

    @ phicion well played


  22. - SangamoGOP - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:48 pm:

    “You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” – but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go against the Illinois Senate when pensions are on the line”! — State Senate President John “Vizzini” Cullerton


  23. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 12:57 pm:

    Rich Miller, the Policy Whisperer.


  24. - Wensicia - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 1:10 pm:

    Cullerton: I just want to let you know Capitol Fax has my back on this one.

    Miller: Um, no, I’m on your back.


  25. - Anon - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 1:17 pm:

    When did John Cullerton become Wally Shawn? Inconceivable!


  26. - the Patriot - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 1:22 pm:

    Cullerton…he’s right behind me isn’t he?


  27. - Walter - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 1:32 pm:

    Though they told him not to stare directly at Finke’s beard, for it’s rumored to have the power to turn men to stone, he didn’t listen. Now the statue that once was Patterson stands as a caution to other press secretaries about the danger of Finke’s facial follicles.


  28. - Just Me - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 1:38 pm:

    Patterson: Answer another stupid question and I will obliterate you with my mega outstanding laser stare!


  29. - CircularFiringSquad - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 1:40 pm:

    We thought barton had some government job? Did he move over to IIS to do bad lumpy video?
    Patterson continues to look marvelous considering the grueling pace in the Senate and the hyper intense demands ofv the IL media.


  30. - zatoichi - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 1:52 pm:

    The Shadow knows…..


  31. - Ghost - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 1:57 pm:

    Miller (thinking) my beard is so much better then Finke’s, an Oscar like to lick the crumbs out of it…

    Finke (thinking) That dang Oscar, he must be licking Millers beard to make it look neat(er) then usual…

    Cullertone: We have decided to select Oscar as the official senate mascot. We understand madigan has put forth a crocodile with a nose job and is calling it a dog to serve as house mascot


  32. - mokenavince - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 2:03 pm:

    Do you know of a 24 hr barber, I need a shave and haircut. None of those non-union Veterans shops,only union please.Mike used to go to one.


  33. - OneMan - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 2:12 pm:

    Soon


  34. - throwing stones - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 2:46 pm:

    rich whispering “decriminalize it”!


  35. - AFSCME Steward - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 2:46 pm:

    Patterson: I’m standing here too, but all the comments are about Miller.


  36. - money man - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 2:54 pm:

    Patterson? I thought that was Steve Carrell.


  37. - Anon. - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 3:23 pm:

    Why are you guys always trying to start a fight? I didn’t say the Speaker has no consideration, I said his BILL has no consideration!


  38. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 3:42 pm:

    Rich: (Whisper) “This is not the Bill I am voting for …”

    Cullerton: “This is not the Bill I am voting for …”

    ————————

    “Patterson, we won’t see him no more…”

    “To give ‘Leader’ Radogno a chance, I am trading John Patterson to the SGOP for 3 Cannoli, to at least make this soprting … Does he know, I dunno, does he?

    —————–

    “John Patterson was against it, but I feel very fortunate to have Sens. McCarter and Oberweis in the Illinois Senate, and I plan on letting them be here as long as they want …”

    “I know it’s contorversial, but I will send Patterson to talk to both groups and whoever leaves him more intact wins …fair?”

    “Sometimes… staff needs to be changed … sometimes … the message gets stale… don’t read into anything, I would say I am ‘ok’ with like a ‘Patterson’ staying …but opportunities happen every day …”

    “Look, I can make this real easy … Brown. Patterson. Two Flack Enter, One Message Leaves …”


  39. - Former Titan - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 3:49 pm:

    Does this lighting make my forehead look big?


  40. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 3:56 pm:

    Oh no, it’s the dreaded suburban focus.


  41. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 3:56 pm:

    “I have no plans for legislation to further regulate “party buses” despite that fiasco in, in, where was it, John? Onarga?”


  42. - OurMagician - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 4:27 pm:

    John Patterson-contestant for the summer replacement show “America’s Next Top Model-Political Division”


  43. - BentheDem - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 5:21 pm:

    The Four Horsemen of the Pension-pocalypse


  44. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, May 14, 13 @ 8:05 pm:

    Just remember Mr. President–if in doubt about what the heck you’re talking about that–the SHADOW knows…! Ha ha ha ha ha ha…(for you younger folks, from an OOOOLd Radio Show of MANy years gone by)!


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