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Question of the day

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013

* From commenter Norseman…

* The Question: Well, why the heck not?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


88 Comments
  1. - RonOglesby - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 12:50 pm:

    Would he run under Oswego Willy… I think we may have some legal issues, unless that is his given name.


  2. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 12:52 pm:

    He could change his legal name to Oswego Willy.


  3. - Keyrock - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 12:55 pm:

    Does he already have any convictions? (I’m not sure if that would be a plus or a minus in Illinois.)


  4. - AFSCME Steward - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 12:56 pm:

    Best campaign slogan ever.

    “Well, why the heck not?”


  5. - Downstate weed chewing hick - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 12:56 pm:

    The candidate’s given name or names, initial or initials, nickname by which the candidate is commonly known, or a combination thereof, may be used in addition to the candidate’s surname. No other designation such as a political slogan, title, degree or nickname suggesting or implying possession of a title, degree or professional status, or similar information may be used in connection with the candidate’s surname.
    [10 ILCS 5/7-10.2, 7-17(b), 8-8.1, 10-5.1, 16-3(e)]


  6. - RonOglesby - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 12:57 pm:


    The candidate’s given name or names, initial or initials, nickname by which the candidate is commonly known, or a combination thereof, may be used in addition to the candidate’s surname.

    Thats awesome. But its in addition to. Maybe we can put the given name in really really fine print and just stick with “Oswego Willy!”


  7. - Norseman - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:00 pm:

    OSWEGO Willy shows the downstate voters that he’s not from Chicago and the Chicago voters know he’s not from DuPage.

    *** Oswego Willy for Governor - he knows how to relax on a float during a flood.


  8. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    Looks better than the current field. Go Willy Go. Heck if he (no insult willy) ends up with Blago we can have a Free Willy campaign.


  9. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    Only if he picks Jason Plummer as his running mate.


  10. - Stones - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    Only if he changes his name to Carlos Danger.


  11. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:03 pm:

    Well there goes the con$ulting business.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:04 pm:

    There is one truth in this;

    An All-Star, rock star, blue chip, staff could be formed from the talent on this site.

    My Fly-Around would be at fully-sanctioned Italian bakeries, with Cannoli available…

    I would be the first candidate that I can think of that would need protection … from other elected officials…

    I have exactly the same stances as Bruce Rauner today….

    I have a Jum Edgar Picture I can carry with me to offset Kirk Dillard … no, just a picture of Edgar, not us together …

    I named a car I had once “Jenny”, like Forrest Gump, as to connect withe Rutherford supporters….

    I play a drinking game where you have to name Brady Bunch episodes without repeating an episode …

    I have a Purple Golf shirt …I know it’s not a tie, but hey, the tie is a Quinn thing …

    I have banked at a Chase … so Bill Daley supporters can feel at ease …

    ….


  13. - The Doc - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:08 pm:

    Only if he selects Carlos Danger as his gov lite.


  14. - Norseman - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:08 pm:

    AA - do you want Lt. Gov.? A less stressful partnership for you two.

    *** Oswego Willy for Governor - he’ll drive two-putt Tom crazy, if he survives the next caucus. ***


  15. - Norseman - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:09 pm:

    AA, I should have said less stressful for you.


  16. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:10 pm:

    - AA -,

    We get the right election lawyer, we may not have to shut down the office.

    I would reach out to Leaders Cross and Radogno, ask them how they see my candidacy helping … do the opposite and get them closer to majorities.

    I would NOT …not …golf on election day.

    I have blinds in the house, so I don’t really see the function of curtains, or measuring for them…


  17. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:10 pm:

    @FakeJasonPlummer: Why does Oswego Willy get to run for office and I don’t? #dad


  18. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:11 pm:

    “Oswego Willy - We’ve Elected Worse”


  19. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:15 pm:

    Top Ten Rejected Oswego Willy Campaign Slogans
    1) Lost Hope? Vote the Dope!
    2) Don’t be Silly-Vote Willy!
    3) You thought Quinn was a joke?
    4) Free Golf on Election Day!
    5) Tax Cuts for Bloggers!
    6) Floating toward a new Illinois!
    7) Endorsed by Tom Cross-not!
    8) A cannoli in every kitchen!
    9) Oswego Forward to the Future!
    10) 30-60-Mansion!


  20. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:15 pm:

    –Oswego Willy - We’ve Elected Worse–

    Okay that needs to be a real slogan this cycle.


  21. - wayward - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:15 pm:

    “The candidate’s given name or names, initial or initials, nickname by which the candidate is commonly known, or a combination thereof, may be used in addition to the candidate’s surname.”

    So would that allow Anthony Weiner to get on the ballot as “Carlos Danger?”


  22. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:15 pm:

    - Cheswick -!

    Well done!

    I may be the first to have a town/city as my first name on a ballot … that was NOT… in any “adult” industry businesses….


  23. - Name Withheld - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:16 pm:

    For those of us playing the at-home game, is it pronounced “Os-wee-go” or “Os-way-go”? Nothing worse than misspeaking the future governor’s name.


  24. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:17 pm:

    If I am the absolute “line” of who is better than just “Anybody”, but worse that all the announced candidates….

    ….

    I can live with that.


  25. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:17 pm:

    Norseman, I’m not sure if I could pass the background check. Wouldn’t want to be a drag on the ticket.


  26. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:21 pm:

    - AA -, going all Letterman … that would be a tough list to top….

    Agreed on how to say Os -Weee- Go.

    But please, only my Mom calls me Bill.


  27. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:23 pm:

    Mason Born,

    It works as a hashtag #OWWEW


  28. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:23 pm:

    - AA -, we both can fail the background check and tearfully, at a bar, announce our withdrawl from the race, preferably in t-shirts and really bright “Members Only” jackets…


  29. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    @FakeJasonPlummer-Can you run for Loottenent Governor twice in a row? @OswegoWilly knows me real good and writes about me alot. #fingersandtoescrossed


  30. - OneMan - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:26 pm:

    Considering my failure to get Bill appointed our US Senator…

    Why The Heck Not?


  31. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:29 pm:

    I would not have a “Kitchen Cabinet”.

    I would have a “Capitol Fax Cabinet” which would prevent me from rolling out the likes of “Squeezy”…unless its a Friday and I can’t get a tee time…


  32. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:35 pm:

    RNUG

    Heck ya. Run the “We’ve Elected Worse” followed by
    “At Least I’m Not Pat Quinn” or if PQ loses to Daley “Hey at Least I’ve seen downstate before Sumemr ‘13)


  33. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:39 pm:

    “Dear Fake Jason Plummer,

    As you know I have been thrusted into the fray for the Office of Governor and I have been told you are interested in … let me get this straight…’Loottenent Governor’ on my write-in ticket.

    After painstaking seconds, nay, almost a minute and a half, I have decided to go in a different direction with a running mate. The Birdhouses and wooden totem poles are very nice, and you seem to have them ready pretty quickly, my decision is final so please stop with the tweets about ‘BFF’ and all.

    Good luck with that new Monopoly game you are trying to take to market. Still, as I reiterated in my Restraining Order to you, clear the names throught the …’Banker-Lawyer’ … your Dad was kind enough to let you have around.

    Best wishes, and please stop with the contact, per the court order.

    Oswego Wily”


  34. - John A Logan - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:40 pm:

    Only if Bill is his running mate.


  35. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:41 pm:

    OW,

    Before we go all in for you, is there anything devastating the op research will find?

    Simple yes / no … we don’t need the details.


  36. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:44 pm:

    If I were working for me …I would tell me to think about a different career, move out of state, change your name, your dog’s name, your shoelaces, and that ridiculous Pirate Patch I wear that I don’t need…


  37. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:48 pm:

    RNUG

    Come on why worry about Oppo research. Pretty Sure Willy never headed a bank that got federal bailouts, doesn’t have a father and brother as mayor of Chicago, and has a pulse. That is pretty much all you need to be better than PQ ain’t it??

    As far as the R side does it matter what they find?? With the maybe exception of Rutherford the rest of them would only help him if they challenged him. As in “hey it could be worse you could elect Bill Brady”.


  38. - Norseman - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:48 pm:

    Gee Willy, you did it again. I was hoping that Jason’s dad would donate the wood for the soapbox.

    *** Oswego Willy for Governor - he promises not to tweet about his toilet repairs! ***


  39. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:51 pm:

    - Norseman -

    We need a field operation. You started all of us down this path of disater, that is still better than “Anybody”, but worse than all the announced candidates….so, when you recruit the organization, tell them you have no idea what I will do if I win, but … honestly… can the others say they know 100% what they are going to do either?

    Try that out…


  40. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    - Norseman -

    Oh no, Mr. Plummer is on-board. He wants Jason to get an agency job or something so Jason can move out and get off the Payroll at RP Lumber. I jat had to let the kid down easy.

    - Mason Born -,

    Your analysis may have merit, unless the candidate is a complete Dope … like me.


  41. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:58 pm:

    OW,

    Here’s part of your platform. Promise to solve the pension problem … by rehiring all the retired workers. No money going out of the pension funds and more money going in. As a plus, you’ll get people who know how the agencies are actually supposed to function … which is more than can be said for the first several years of the Blago administration.

    As to where you come up with the money to pay the new salaries …. you’ll probably have to raise taxes, but don’t tell them that until after the election. Then you can promise all the new tax money will be used for “services” instead of to fund the pensions.


  42. - Roadiepig - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:59 pm:

    I would be all in for making a Willy, especially a Willy with common sense and strong covictions. Plus it would be fun to referring to O. W. as “our Willy”

    Sorry about the 5th grade humor, but he would be by far the best available candidate if he did run .

    I would be happy to serve as his DOT head but only if I don’t have to freeze my pension and go into the tier 2 system ;-)


  43. - Because I said so... - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 1:59 pm:

    I actually did a write in vote the last time Rich linked to the campaign of the kid who had the hysterical commercial…I’m not in bed with big business. I’m in bed with your sister.


  44. - AFSCME Steward - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:06 pm:

    But will the Chicago guys think he’s “sent”

    “OSWEGO Willy shows the downstate voters that he’s not from Chicago”


  45. - Been There - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:07 pm:

    You repubs can go ahead and write in Oswego Willy for the primary. Us dems are going back for our previous attempt at drafting a candidate and writing in Mike McDermott.


  46. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:11 pm:

    Willy/Bill 2014-something for everybody nobody sent.


  47. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:13 pm:

    - RNUG -,

    Woah! I was thinking about runnig like Rauner and not say anything, and governing like Cross and just work around my golf schedule …(j/k)

    To your post for the brief second of no snark…

    The serious problems of government in Illinois do not include the actual state workres, as a whole, be they appointees, holdovers, career agency folk, and the blue collar state workers who do their job without complaint or issue.

    It all boils down to leadership in the General Assembly, the Mansion, and the wasting of opportunity after opportuinity to makes things better. Its not a partisan problem.

    to the Mocking …

    Will this make Oswego the center of all things Illinois Government too? That would be fun.


  48. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:15 pm:

    I do know - Bill - and I take a mean picture of the back of our heads … that has to be a plus in some way …


  49. - Jake From Elwood - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:16 pm:

    Willy would probably have to take a pay cut.

    In all candor, I would be more likely to vote for Willy and several other commenters on this site over PQ, Rauner, Dullard, B Daley or any of these others.

    I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.


  50. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:27 pm:

    - Jake for Elwood -

    I will sy this, first, thanks, but more importantly, second, the talent, the honest talent found here, not the newspaper post boards with Facebook and ranting, but here … there is enough talent here to run a very credible state government. Many here are doing just that, many are out of government focused on other endeavors in and out of government, and those with no government experience and they keep up with those inside speaks vloumes to how great this place is, and it should give solace that if the ship get set right, it will be back sailing for a better future.

    That is why no newspaper, partisan blog, or national website can’t compare …

    To the snark …

    - Norseman -,

    Run this campaign like “Resovoir Dogs”, allowing everyone anonymity. Seems to work on the Rich’s site well enough.


  51. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:34 pm:

    OW,

    I’m a retired state employee and the 1:58 pm post was written with tongue firmly in cheek. But you have to admit it SOUNDS like a serious policy position that might work, until you start to analyze it …

    Back to the non-serious commenting … if you’re writing off Chicago voters from the start, you could campaign on moving non-public contact state workers out of Chicago to cheaper facilities to save money. You would appear fiscally responsible. You don’t have to tell them you plan for that location to be Oswego, and that all the CapFax advisers already have taken options on the available properties.


  52. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:35 pm:

    Willy

    –Your analysis may have merit, unless the candidate is a complete Dope … like me.–

    SO you try Humility that doesn’t exactly strike me as a principle we have too much of in SPFLD.

    Besides you made more sense at 2:13 than PQ has in the last 6 yrs and more than we will hear in the debates.


  53. - dupage dan - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:36 pm:

    Oswego Willy, “How to Succeed in Government Without Really Trying”


  54. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:40 pm:

    I always thought “Roadhouse Blues” would be a catchy campaign song. Get the crowd revved up, and a built in tagline (albeit a little long):

    Oswego Willy for Governor

    “The Future’s Uncertain and the End is Always Near — Let it Roll, Baby, Roll”


  55. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:42 pm:

    Willie, here’s the secret on those GOP litmus tests some will want to give you: no candidate who could ever pass them all has ever been elected statewide in Illinois.


  56. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:48 pm:

    - dupage dan -

    J. Pierrepont Finch is one of my favorite characters, no snark.

    - Mason Born -,

    The bar is LOW for anyone to hurdle, and I ahve a bad wheel this week to boot!

    - wordslinger -,

    As I *cough* *cough* step down from my role from the Con$ulting Firm to explore this opportunity, I hope you take on a larger role with - AA - and continue to aid the compaign with great ideas like that campaign song and slogans/tag lines.

    So, I am *cough* stepping away now …


  57. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 2:56 pm:

    ===Willie, here’s the secret on those GOP litmus tests some will want to give you: no candidate who could ever pass them all has ever been elected statewide in Illinois.===

    Amen …A-Men.


  58. - Cincinnatus - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 3:05 pm:

    My second choice…


  59. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 3:08 pm:

    - Cincinnatus -

    Without a drop of snark; I wouldn’t want it any other way.


  60. - dupage dan - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 3:26 pm:

    OW - I completely agree re Finch. So smooth and casual - made everything seem so effortless. That’s why I thought of it for you - no snark.


  61. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 3:44 pm:

    Willy, if we play this right, we might be able to borrow “Rauner Two” for your fly-around. It’s not as big as Rauner One so we should be able to get into Aurora and go from there.


  62. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 3:45 pm:

    - dupage dan -,

    Wow, thank you. My comparison, and you thoughtfullly thinking I have traits of one of my favorite characters is pretty cool.

    Thanks for the compliment.


  63. - anon sequitor - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 3:47 pm:

    This dates me, but the drawing of Illinois at the top makes me think of Dan Walker and his head of hair. Interesting there is a cow lick just above Chicago.

    Is Willy another maverick against the machine?

    BTW Willy, if you’re gonna walk Illinois like Dan, you better get started. Just make sure you are legally packing a gun under the concealed carry law.


  64. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    - AA -,

    Sounds good. Remember, on Rauner Two, use that time to Bill Rauner for Governor, say … at the clip of the cost of fuel and pilots …and since I am *cough* no longer with the Con$ulting Firm, a confilct should be averted.

    Do they serve peanuts in a packet on the plane? i might need a snack…


  65. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 4:24 pm:

    - Roadiepig -,

    I think DOT might be a place that would work …

    - AFSCME Steward -,

    My Carhartt is worn out from wear …just saying…

    - anon sequitor -,

    I am on a bad whell here so walking is probably out, but the “maverick” point, I don’t need to re-invent the wheel, just smooth the edges so it rolls(?) I am hoping to recruit - Todd - to protect me from the already elected officals waiting to jump me, since - Todd - is out my way, being in Kendall County and all, - Todd - can carry and I am fine.

    Well, I have something in common with Dillard;

    A Madigan ruined my “Announcement” (with Cullerton)


  66. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 4:26 pm:

    Free Willy!


  67. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 4:35 pm:

    Willy, I’m told the flight attendant on Two can whip up the snack of your choice in the galley.


  68. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 4:46 pm:

    Willy

    –Do they serve peanuts in a packet on the plane? i might need a snack–

    I am disappointed Willy you are on Rauner two. Kobe Beef and Dom Peringon come on. Especially if Bruce look at my Jacket is footing the bill.


  69. - mokenavince - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 4:51 pm:

    Where does Willy stand on a 4 day week? And clothing on animals?


  70. - Bill - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 4:59 pm:

    OneMan,
    You did make excellent an commercial though. I’m as much a Republican as Bruce Rauner. Why not?
    Willy-Bill in ‘14.


  71. - dupage dan - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 5:09 pm:

    And VanillaMan for Lt Gov. You’d never have to write a speech, as long as you’re willing to sing them to well known tunes.


  72. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 5:13 pm:

    Working backwards….

    - Bill -,

    I am honored. Talk to - AA - to get daily schedules starting today.

    - mokenavince -,

    Please, those are too controversial to say right now, but I will comment soon.

    - Mason born -,

    Unlike others, I am … just like you, so I need to remember Rauner Two is living large!

    Finally, - AA -, thanks for handling the travel, George Costanza would be proud of your Traveling Secretary ways…


  73. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 5:42 pm:

    - dupage dan -,

    Howe about - VanillaMan - as a “Spokes/Songman” for the campaign and the Administration, and for now, singing the praises of the ticket?


  74. - Mama - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 6:29 pm:

    …and Rich Miller could be your Press Secretary.


  75. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 6:57 pm:

    - Mama -,

    Rich has tunred down far better people than a Dope like me. Plus, Rich is the De Facto leader of the “Capitol Fax Kitchen Cabinet”…


  76. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 7:06 pm:

    - RNUG -,

    Ther is land out Oswego way, or even by that 3rd Airport that is this/close to happening …If you want to handle “facilities review” for the campaign let - AA - know what makes most sense *cough* Oswego … oh, excuse me.


  77. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 7:37 pm:

    Before it gets too late, I also want to publically thank - Norseman -…

    Yoiu even got the colors right for the Button.

    Many thanks.

    Rich, I hope it has been as much fun for you, as it has for me with you posting the Button.

    Thanks to all the funny comments, sometimes we all just need a laugh, and I am glad to provide the fodder.


  78. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 7:40 pm:

    Nothing like good clean fun on a gloomy day.

    Sincerely,

    Arthur George Andersen Costanza


  79. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 7:41 pm:

    I REALLY enjoy OW’s Comments, but let’s not get carried away; besides, why just settle for small potatoes like Gov. of Illinois? Willy’d, no doubt, do FAR better and accomplish much MORE as POTUS! Plenty of time for THAT–he could even start planning the Campaign now…!


  80. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 7:42 pm:

    By the way, - AA -,

    I “accept” your position in the campaign, but I hope you underestand I “decline” the personal aspects. I hope you understand #WhoIsThatOtherGuyAgain


  81. - FormerParatrooper - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 7:58 pm:

    I was going to write my granddaughters name on the ticket because up to now her 6 yr old view of things is far more intelligent than the “adults” running. But if Willy would accept her for LtGov, he has my vote.

    After the election I wonder how many write in votes for Willy there will be.


  82. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 8:31 pm:

    Willy, Roger. I follow.

    Looking forward to lots of laughs.

    #thatotherguyisadope


  83. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 11:31 pm:

    OW,

    Since I didn’t see a list of priorities or campaign promises, I took the liberty to draw up a proposed set of campaign promises:

    I promise to fully fund the schools, allowing local school property taxes to be eliminated.

    I promise to improve public safety.

    I’ll build better roads.

    I’ll attract new business to Illinois.

    I’ll reduce welfare because all the new business will need to hire workers.

    I’ll fully fund the current pensions while changing the system going forward.

    And I’ll do all this without raising your taxes; it will all be paid for with other people’s money.

    If I missed a promise to any voter group, consider it made.

    And furthermore, I promise to not keep my campaign promises.

    Do I send the bill to AA or Norseman? I forget which one is your campaign coordinator.


  84. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 11:40 pm:

    OW,

    Instead of my taking the “facilities review” job, can we bring nepotism into the equation? I have a relative who is very qualified in that area …


  85. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 11:43 pm:

    - RNUG -,

    I think we are running a “Rauner Campaign of Ignorance” on issues, so please Bill the Con$ulting Firm if you want us to use these to get your fee, but…

    I would suggest you tell the Con$ulting Firm, which I am no longer *cough* a member of, that you will take DOUBLE the fee agreed, if you - RNUG -, burn this list and never speak of actual platform again.

    Go with the latter, I mean in reality, Rauner is funding the Con$ulting Firm who is paying the Accounts Payable …right?


  86. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 11:48 pm:

    - RNUG -

    I do not approve of a Chicago style of hiring, but if you write a letter …


  87. - Norseman - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:12 am:

    Willy, I’m glad you had fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the thread as well. You were also the star in more than one way. Thanks for playing along.

    Of course the recent trend continues where campaign announcements/discussions are overshadowed by another big issue.

    I also need to thank Rich for enabling my goofiness.


  88. - RNUG - Wednesday, Jul 31, 13 @ 12:41 am:

    OW,

    List? What list? “I know nothing” … just don’t transpose the account numbers I sent for the funds transfer.

    A bit of free advice: I think a Rauner style campaign is a sure loser. If you’re going to lose anyway, you should have fun doing so. I think you should try a “Ross Perot on steroids” campaign approach; think of the fun you could have making outrageous statements …


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