SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Two endorsements, two very different reasons

Monday, Mar 10, 2014

* The SJ-R goes with Kirk Dillard for governor

Dillard, a suburban state senator from Hinsdale since 1993 and former chief of staff for former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, has a record of moderate views on fiscal and economic matters involving the state. In a state whose books are so dramatically out of whack, why look for moderation in a leader? Because reason and moderation — not heavy-handed, uncompromising pledges to take a jackhammer to Illinois government — are how good leaders get things done.

* But the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus go with Bruce Rauner

Based on their records and long commitment to making Illinois a better place to live, we believe Sens. Dillard and Brady and Treasurer Rutherford could slide easily into the governor’s office and get to work within the system to try to change it. But is incremental change at glacial speed what Illinois needs? Or is it time to explore shaking up a system that has made one of the best states in the nation one of the worst in far too many categories?

* Related…

* After years of running together, Brady and Rutherford now running against each other

* Tom Kacich: It’s time for ugly part of campaigning

* Doubek: No Profiles In Courage

* Kass: In Illinois Republican primary, no white knights

* GOP Governor’s Race: 8 Issues You Should Know

* GOP governor candidates cite proudest accomplishments

* Local Historian Shares Thoughts on Governor’s Race

* 5 questions with Bruce Rauner

- Posted by Rich Miller        


14 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 10:22 am:

    Kass ceases to amaze, talks about all negatives in regards to Dillard, Brady, and Rutherford.

    But doesn’t mention that Rauner donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats, vacations with Rahm, and uses insider tactics to clout his daughter into school even though he doesn’t live in Chicago.

    Would not be surprised if Rauner’s communication team wrote and edited that piece.


  2. - MrJM - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 10:27 am:

    GOP governor candidates cite proudest accomplishments: “For businessman Bruce Rauner, it’s how his private-equity funds made money for state pension systems.”

    Words. Fail.

    – MrJM


  3. - OneMan - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 10:29 am:

    They kind of boil down to the basic question (assuming you think there needs to be change in state government)

    Is an incremental change better or a large change better.

    You want the scalpel or the hammer?

    Some what the scalpel and some want the hammer.


  4. - VanillaMan - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 10:34 am:

    Voters want to “shake up Springfield”.
    Which of these candidates promises to do that?

    If your guy isn’t promising to do it - then don’t whine when he loses.

    You better pray that non-shaker Dillard wins because if Rauner gets the nomination - he is going to be hard to beat, especially against Mr. Quinn and his $54,000,000 missing grant money making the news all summer.

    Voters want to shake up Springfield. Dillard better start telling voters how he will do that.


  5. - Ghost - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 10:48 am:

    How do you shake up government if you are so devisive you cant pass a single bill?

    It seems to me a promise to change things needs some anlaysis of the actual relaity of being able to accomplish that change. The Governor by themselves weilds little ability to make change. if you want change you need a Jim Thompson who is willing to track down and bend the ear of legislatures to get a bill passed.

    I am not sure a blago style stalemate serves the people of the State of Illinois…


  6. - wordslinger - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 11:00 am:

    Kass is slipping.

    Somehow, he managed to write a column on the Illinois GOP primary for governor without mentioning “Benghazi.”

    Obama and Obamacare are there, though. So he hasn’t totally lost the great relevant insight and wisdom we’ve come to expect.


  7. - Norseman - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    The problem for those who want to use a hammer to change State Govt is that you actually have to have a real hammer. A plastic toy hammer doesn’t result in anything constructive.

    Given the veto proof majorities the Dems have in the GA, they would appear to have the upper hand. The Baron’s tool will be impotent in the face of this structure.


  8. - Sir Reel - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    Ghost has it right. About all a Governor can do without help from the legislature is issue executive orders and hire or fire employees. That’s not exactly “shaking things up.”


  9. - cover - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 12:02 pm:

    I’m glad I had a drink in front of me when I read the SJ-R excerpt. Even they dropped the name of Jim Edgar in their endorsement of Dillard. It’s the new version of “Hi, Bob!” My daughter nearly fell over laughing when I took a drink during Dillard’s TV commercial this weekend.


  10. - Mokenavince - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 12:40 pm:

    Dillard is only making right turns, the old Dillard was somewhat moderate. Now listen to
    him.


  11. - truthteller - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    I get it. If you need minor surgery, go to an experienced doctor. If you need major surgery, don’t go to a doctor. Find out who was responsible for the disease’s spread (Rauner can’t be bought he is a guy who has been doing the buying, e.g. Ed Rendell, Stu Levine et al.) and hire him to make you better.
    Why didn’t I think of that?


  12. - Just The Way It Is One - Monday, Mar 10, 14 @ 6:49 pm:

    Well, good for the SJ-R! You’ve got to admire them to the extent of their willingness to stick their neck out for a Candidate even they suspect will likely not succeed, but to endorse him on principle! Not to say the Other Papers won’t try and justify their choice of the Baron, but when it comes to these endorsements, that’s the way it SHOULD be!


  13. - Jimbo - Tuesday, Mar 11, 14 @ 7:39 am:

    The only shaking up Rauner will do is funnelling contracts to his buddies. There will be just as much if not more graft, and far less tax revenue to pay for it.


  14. - Cincinnatus - Friday, Mar 14, 14 @ 3:39 pm:

    What are YOU doing to stop Rauner…


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Toby Keith, Buddy Guy, Boat Drink Caucus will play Rauner inauguration concert
* Question of the day
* Congress finally does something
* Two brief insights on new Kirk poll
* Today's number: $12.7 billion
* C'mon, man
* Unintentionally hilarious editorials
* *** UPDATED x1 - Garcia responds *** Emanuel lashes out at opponents after Tribune runs critical red light cam stories
* Today's quotable
* Rauner's gonna miss JBT more than he may know
* 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

          
        * Metal unibody shell for Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked
        * Apple reopens Russian online store after boosting iPhone 6 price by 35%
        * New leaks of HTC Sense running on Android 5.0 Lollipop emerge
        * LG trademark points to work on new tablet
        * Nike finally outs Golf 360 app for Android
        * Apple becoming a nightmare for third-party keyboard developers
        * Runkeeper app updated, now supports Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50

        * How to Tell People You're a Fan of Their Work (Without Being Creepy)
        * Deadspin The Scientology Christmas Catalog Is Totally Insane | Gizmodo North Korea's Internet Is Tot
        * Google’s self-driving car prototype is now on the test track
        * Show Your Expertise with Stories, Not Statements
        * Flight Cancelled? Now What?
        * Nearly all of Coca-Cola's headquarters employees ditch voice mail
        * FCC Delays Comcast-Time Warner Cable Review Again as New Documents Found

        * White Sox out of options 2015
        * Players rejuvenated by offseason maneuvers
        * AL Central looking like one powerhouse division
        * Digging into David Robertson's reverse splits
        * The year in injuries: White Sox have been better, could've been worse
        * Williams: Make protesting voices heard through vote
        * Williams: Make protesting voices heard through vote

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


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

        Archives
        December 2014
        November 2014
        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


        * Country musician Toby Keith to headline Rauner'.....
        * Quinn set to go to Maryland to visit soldiers..
        * Quinn departs for Maryland to visit soldiers..


        * Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor
        * Congressman urges completion of levee project
        * Report: Business linked to appointee saw CPS boost
        * Officials: Will County to soon allow 911 texting
        * Lake Shore Drive reopens after accident
        * Autopsies set for 4 people shot dead in Illinois
        * Cook County judge to address cameras in courtroom
        * Quinn departs for Maryland to visit soldiers
        * 4 found dead, including 2 children, in Rockford
        * Quinn set to go to Maryland to visit soldiers

        * Blagojevich brother: I was used as ‘pawn’ to get then-governor
        * Raising juror pay gets mixed reviews
        * Gov. Quinn set to go to Maryland to visit soldiers
        * State treasurer employees get raises, stipends as Rutherford’s term comes to end
        * Springfield-based U.S. attorney’s investigations nab 13; race questions raised
        * 2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox
        * Quinn signs bill increasing juror pay
        * Quinn names longtime aide Jerry Stermer comptroller until Jan. 12
        * Quinn signs law to nix deadline for asbestos lawsuits
        * Quinn to name comptroller replacement this afternoon

        * Former Chicago alderman Bernie Stone dies
        * Caterpillar looking at deals, has 'lots’ of capital
        * Can one person run long frieght trains alone? Railroad execs say yes
        * Can one person run long freight trains alone? Railroad execs say yes
        * Tribune sells land holding Baltimore Sun printing facility


        * Lakeview pot dispensary on hold; Tunney opposes Halsted location
        * Despite community pleas, CPS puts Dyett HS out for proposals
        * Quinn to appoint new Illinois Comptroller today
        * Gov. Quinn appoints longtime aide as Illinois comptroller
        * Watch: President Obama's year-end press conference
        * Rewriting the Sony cyberattack script
        * time for new course in Cuba
        * Are Rahm's numbers creeping up? New internals show him near 50
        * Obama guidance, press schedule, Dec. 19, 2014. Press conference
        * A whole lot of nothing from the City Council


        * Teen killed in Southwest Side shooting
        * 8 taken into custody in Far North Side barricade incident
        * Apple Store in Naperville reports $10,000 in merchandise stolen
        * Police arrest 3 teens in Arlington Heights burglaries
        * No charges against ex-cop in fatal Milwaukee shooting of mentally ill man
        * Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87
        * Lake Shore Drive reopened after deadly wrong-way crash
        * 2 dead, 10 wounded in separate West, South side shootings
        * 1 killed after shooting leads to police pursuit
        * CTA reopens Damen Blue Line stop


        * StoryCorps: Bilingual pre-school teacher describes the state of education in Chicago
        * Long-serving Alderman Berny Stone dies at 87
        * Report Faults State For Closing Women's Prison
        * WUIS-SJR Business Report The End of Times For Bel-Aire Motel
        * Local Book Club Provides Camaraderie For Vets
        * Agencies To Ask For More, Rauner Says ... Without Giving An Opinion On If They Deserve It Or Not
        * Rauner Favors Merging Comptroller, Treasurer. Just Not Now.
        * Rauner Named Nation's Most Influential Pension Figure
        * Sangamon Auditorium: Beware Second Party Ticket Brokers
        * Illinois Republican: Cuba Agreement "Good First Step"


        * Blagojevich brother: I was used as ‘pawn’ to get then-governor
        * Quote of the day: Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
        * Raising juror pay gets mixed reviews
        * Gov. Quinn set to go to Maryland to visit soldiers
        * Quote of the day: Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Rauner talks of dogs, housing and the work ahead as governor
        * State treasurer employees get raises, stipends as Rutherford’s term comes to end
        * Cathy Becker: Because it’s the right thing to do
        * T. Ray McJunkins: Justice, righteousness descend to fulfill dream
        * Springfield-based U.S. attorney’s investigations nab 13; race questions raised


        * Champaign police investigating fatal shooting
        * Illinois Football: Headed for the Heart of Dallas Bowl
        * Memorial chief named to Illinois Hospital Association board
        * Figge Mansion demolished, materials salvaged
        * Police make arrest in Sunday shooting
        * College programs open for testing
        * Williamson County grand jury indicts 19 on drug-related felony charges
        * Heart attack caused Monticello crash
        * Former Carterville band director makes court appearance
        * St. Anne's Catholic Church in Welton coming down


        * Ohio State takes down No. 21 West Virginia 96-54
        * Loose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb
        * Cutler to start finale for Bears with Clausen out
        * BC-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO
        * Church members each get $500 to do good for world

        * Reps. Lipinski and Roskam Lead Effort to S...
        * Rep. Lipinski Urges Ways and Means Committ...
        * Lipinski on track with new rail policy pos...
        * Rep. Lipinski's Bill Requiring National St...
        * Lipinski Succeeds on Manufacturing Bill; H...
        * Bill Renaming Mt. Greenwood Post Office fo...
        * Lipinski: Will change lead to commonsense ...
        * Lipinski seeks nominations for academies -...
        * Congressmen sound alarm over anti-Asian ca...
        * Rep. Lipinski Urges Ways and Means Committ...

        * Report: Steyer, Bloomberg Topped List of 2......
        * Education Dept. OKs Sale of Failing For-Pr......

        * Lipinski, Kirk discuss manufacturing bill ......
        * Senator Demands a Sony Hack Hearing...

        * 24 Hours To Vote For Either Uptown or Streeterville
        * Police Still Looking For Owners of Stolen Property
        * The [Wednesday] Papers
        * Fire-Damaged Vintage Home Rises From The Ashes
        * The [Monday] Papers
        * Stolen Bike BOLO
        * Free Fitness Week @ Park District To Kick Off 2015
        * Rahm privatizes.
        * Mark Anderson: Chicago moving pensions to risky alternative investment schemes.
        * The Weekend In Chicago Rock


        * IDHR Reminder: Law Protecting the Rights of Pregnant Women in Illinois Takes Effect January 1st
        * Governor Quinn Departs for Annual Trip to Visit Wounded Servicemembers - Will Deliver Holiday Cards to Servicemembers on Monday; Encourages People to Donate Miles and Help Reunite Servicemembers with Families
        * Governor Quinn Appoints Jerry Stermer as Illinois Comptroller
        * Governor Quinn Recognizes First Program to Help Military Veterans Use their Training to Achieve a Nursing Degree - Bridge Program at Joliet Junior College Could Help Veterans Save Dozens of Credit Hours and Thousands in Tuition and Fees
        * Governor Quinn Calls Legislative Special Session - Governor Urges Legislature to Set Up 2016 Special Election for Comptroller




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