SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
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)!


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Rate "K Text"
* Today's quotable
* Frerichs lashes out at outside intervention in campaign
* McKeon upset by "hatchet job"
* Run away! Run away!
* Rauner complains that Quinn "stole" his accomplishment
* Two colleagues, two different takes on a reporter's resignation
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Fundraising updates
* Rauner with 2-1 money lead over Quinn
* Waukegan school strike finally ends
* *** UPDATED x1 - Rauner response *** Today's must-read
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition: Crosstabs, cable TV buys, mail, etc.
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Flipboard 3.0 is both more and less personal than before
        * Don’t be surprised to see video ads in your Instagram feed starting today
        * AMPLIFi Remote 2.0 now available on Android devices
        * Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store
        * Using an Acer smartphone in the US
        * LG’s Crazy New Smartphone Screen Has Almost No Bezel
        * Moto 360 smartwatch leaks sporting gold and brown bands

        * Halloween Candy, Ranked by Healthiness
        * Yahoo Hires Amazon Sales Head Re/code Said It Was Hiring to Run Sales
        * T-Mobile May Release Galaxy Note Edge On November 14th
        * Driveclub PS Plus Edition Release Postponed
        * CAT S50 Smartphone Arrives Stateside
        * The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Platform Is That It’s Not Microsoft-Only
        * How to Build a Computer: The Complete Guide

        * The offseason begins with a new Chicago manager and old arguments
        * World Series Game 7: Notes and discussion
        * Guillen, White Sox look back on '05 championship
        * White Sox offseason plan roundup: Designated hitter
        * Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent
        * World Series Game 6: Notes and discussion
        * Thomas proud with Big Hurt Brewhouse set to open


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Libertarian candidate Grimm could impact govern.....
        * Illinois National Guard breaks ground in Kankakee..
        * Inmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case..
        * Update: Waukegan teachers, school board reach t.....
        * Haven't voted yet? Here's what you need to know..
        * Wayne's Words: Campaign season can't end too soon..


        * Ex-death row inmate can't be retried in killings
        * Rauner says women will decide governor's race
        * First lady to campaign in Moline for Quinn, Durbin
        * Lawyer: Inmate ordered freed deserves restitution
        * Investigator: Simon confessed multiple times
        * Inmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case
        * Dedication set at memorial of 1994 plane crash
        * Illinois' US Senate candidates spar in last debate
        * Candidates spar in final debate US Senate debate
        * Chicago mayoral candidate says he can raise $3M

        * Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial
        * Libertarian candidate for governor gets union cash
        * Illinois Supreme Court justice faces opposition
        * Quinn pledges $1.3M for 3-state intermodal port
        * Vallas: Rauner ‘doesn’t get it’ on minimum wage
        * Acquiring first seeds a dilemma for medical marijuana growers
        * Election 2014: Background on the big races, endorsements, videos
        * Medical pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds?
        * Vallas: Rauner “doesn’t get it” on minimum wage
        * Ex-state lawmaker could change plea in child porn case

        * Chicago adds two electric buses with federal grant
        * Apple CEO: 'I'm proud to be gay'
        * Is this the cheapest price yet for college textbooks?
        * 10 Things to Do
        * Classy in the classroom


        * Sad day  when  Catholic  schools  close
        * Chicago bead merchant Ronnie Klein, whose Loop business drew stars, dead at 65
        * Chicago bead merchant Ronnie Klein, whose Loop business drew stars, dead at 65
        * Durbin, Oberweis square off for final time
        * Refund those unfair yellow-light tickets
        * Let’s not oversell CTA terrorist screenings
        * Let’s not oveRsell CTA terrorist screenings
        * Tourism biz should be more transparent
        * Emanuel: ‘World is different now,’ defends CTA random bag checks
        * Schneider, Dold fighting for the Jewish vote in 10th District: Sweet


        * Cook County prosecutors free inmate in Anthony Porter case
        * Authorities investigate bomb threat at federal building
        * Lake County Jail guards indicted in inmate's death
        * Boy's missing bionic arm thought to have been stolen found
        * Man charged in downtown convenience store robberies
        * Police shoot man in Back of the Yards
        * Waukegan school district, teachers announce tentative contract
        * Trauma center protesters target U. of C. capital campaign
        * U of C: No deal with nurses by Friday; union eyes strike vote
        * Teen shot in Marquette Park


        * As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost
        * Authorities: Springfield Woman's BAC Three Times The Legal Limit
        * 2014 Election Coverage: Citizens, here's your homework!
        * Aldermen skip chance to ask about city’s handling of police commander
        * Immigrant Rights Groups: Demand Oustrips Slots For Driver's Licenses
        * U-S Senate Candidates Differ On Ebola Response And More
        * Listen to State Week - October 24, 2014
        * A Look At Amazon's Move To Illinois
        * Bedrock 66: Charlie Parr Plays Springfield Friday
        * What's New With The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony? Quite A Lot


        * Eugene Robinson: Ben Bradlee and the whole story
        * George Will: In Georgia, a capitalist struggles
        * Richard Dye and Richard Winkel Jr: Illinois’ fiscal situation is worse than you know or candidates will admit
        * Steve Herr: Benedictine in the administrative age
        * Quote of the Day: Thursday, Oct. 30
        * On Lincoln’s Side: A Just Pardon
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Bell accuses Scherer of ‘illegally’ taking tax break while he got same exemption
        * Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial
        * Bill Edley: Will history repeat itself in the 17th?
        * Michael Gerson: A matter of ends


        * Audit: Muscatine County town overbilled electric customers
        * One injured in tractor-train accident in Calamus
        * Thursday Oct. 30 government meetings
        * Two injured in Saline County crash
        * A chance of isolated showers this afternoon
        * Politics Notebook: New Jersey Gov. Christie to stump for Rauner in metro-east
        * 10-30-14 An Orange and Boo Spooktastic Event @KrannertCenter
        * Inmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case
        * 10-30-14 Penny for Your Thoughts
        * Politics Notebook: Costello to campaign with Enyart


        * Prisoner who helped free death row inmate is freed himself
        * No Indian mound means apartments can be built in Schaumburg
        * Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal
        * Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt
        * Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

        * Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but n...
        * Feds fine Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign com...
        * Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces sen...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter...
        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning An...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...

        * Amazon to open facilities in Illinois, hir......
        * Amazon to open facilities in Illinois, hir......
        * Amazon to open facilities in Illinois, hir......
        * Amazon to open facilities in Illinois, hir......
        * Durbin, Oberweis discuss NFL, space travel......

        * Senator Sharing Career Story At Triton...
        * Sen. Mark Kirk to talk with Triton College......

        * Durbin, Bustos Host Discussion On Economic Security For Women
        * Report: Higher Minimum Wage Would Help One-in-Five Illinois Kids
        * The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #23: It's All Cutler's Fault
        * Cook County Commissioner Garcia to challenge Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race
        * Illinois Watchdog Radio - Live on IR
        * Op-Ed: The Ups & Downs of Election Laws, Are Voters Being Tricked at the Door?
        * Di Leo: The Ebola Epidemic and the American Election
        * Morning Minute: Chicago makes list of best cities for vampires
        * Clayton, Myers named to panel charting future of area near IAR HQ
        * Seven days left to use your REALTOR® voice


        * Editorial: Rauner best choice as governor to begin to reverse Illinois’ fortunes
        * Quinn to celebrate Rauner’s UI Labs accomplishment
        * Another Democrat Runs Away From Pat Quinn
        * Governor Pat Quinn Statement on Tentative Agreement to End Waukegan Teacher Strike, Return Students to Classrooms - State Education Chief Worked Overnight to Reach Common Ground, Students Heading Back to School on Monday
        * Quinn on buying votes with taxpayer money: “Is that a crime?”




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller