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Friday, May 30, 2014

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47 Comments
  1. - Wally - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:25 am:

    Only 90% on Dems, which is why we should be re-elected!


  2. - FormerParatrooper - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    Its everyone’s fault but mine.


  3. - OneMan - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    No I isn’t. Honest… I we out of gas! We –we had a flat tire! We didn’t have enough money for cab fare! Our tux didn’t come back from the cleaners! An old friend came in from out of town! Someone stole our car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! IT WASN’T OUR FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!!!


  4. - Bluefish - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    And now a few words from the chair of the pot/kettle caucus.


  5. - OneMan - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:30 am:

    Also like how the picture is tagged with the wrong Springfield.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:30 am:

    “I want you to ask Mr. Oberweis questions. Give him all the free press he wants, understand?”

    “Did you see the red Caddy with the legislative plates, and where it was parked? Did you?”

    “Did you see the black helicopter on the heliport?”

    “Now, will I be in Florida the Friday before the election?”

    “Do I believe Sen. Kirk is going to help my opponent?”

    “Are Bruce Rauner supporters supporting me?”


  7. - OneMan - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:31 am:

    If this isn’t Meet The Press, This Week or Face The Nation I don’t have time for you…


  8. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:36 am:

    “I plan to respond to your questions, at 5 pm or so, via press release, on Friday, good or bad, serious or funny.

    Signed,

    Quinn’s Press Strategy”


  9. - Ace - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    I can’t drive…65!


  10. - One of Three Puppets - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:38 am:

    Par for the course from this guy.


  11. - OurMagician - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:40 am:

    If only there was a legislator who had been there for decades……..sorry, hello Mr. Speaker!


  12. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:40 am:

    “I like his ice cream. Ok? I said something nice, you happy?”


  13. - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:40 am:

    “The members of the Green Party need to take their fair share of the blame too!”

    – MrJM


  14. - Anonymous - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:42 am:

    “I can’t stress enough the fact that Mike Madigan and Pat Quinn are not the ones responsible for the financial condition that you, the good people of Springfield, Missouri, are now faced with.”


  15. - Anon - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:42 am:

    Oh yes it can and just you watch.


  16. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:44 am:

    Why the hell am I in Springfield?? It is time to go back to DC were MSNBC throws me big fat softballs


  17. - Cook County Commoner - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:49 am:

    Senator, will the Dems fix Illinois like they fixed the Veterans Administration?


  18. - LisleMike - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:52 am:

    God KNOWS I would love to help clean up this mess, but WHOMEVER left it, but, well, I am the SR Senator from Illinois, a highly ranked leader in the UNITED STATES Senate, and it is beneath me to get my hands dirty. I jsut wish there was something I could do!


  19. - LisleMike - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    Wow thinkgs have changed here in “Springfield” since my days here as a pro-life legislator. Yes alot of things have changed!


  20. - William j Kelly - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 11:59 am:

    Durbin: don’t make me sick Jim anderson on you! http://youtu.be/7rr2cVIw6Bc


  21. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:04 pm:

    “I have been recalled to Springfield to bring Illinois’ terms for surrender to Treasurer candidate Mike Boland, and begin the peaceful transfer of power to Occupying Attorney General, Governor Lisa Madigan, and the peaceful admittance of ‘East Illinois’ by Congress, sponsored by me, will be quite swift…how’s that….am I serious?”


  22. - Anyone Remember - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:15 pm:

    “Its all the fault of Jim Edgar’s pension ramp up!”


  23. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:16 pm:

    “What has been the oddest governor request I have gotten? Well, an unnamed governor once called and asked what was the ‘Blue Book’ value of a US Senate seat…like that oddest?”


  24. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:21 pm:

    “Carol Mosely-Braun, Peter Fitzgerald, Barack Obama, Roland Burris, and Mark Kirk… You telling me I can’t work with people, look at that bunch and tell me I can’t roll with the punches…I can’t work with people, seriously?”


  25. - Cabildero - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:21 pm:

    Oh, I thought we were talking about Springfield, Missouri. Nevermind. By bad. Yeah, Illinois is pretty screwed up.


  26. - Formerpol - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:22 pm:

    It’s all George Bush’s fault. Can’t we still use that canard?


  27. - Befuddled - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:23 pm:

    Illinois Democrats’ re-election slogan:

    It’s not ALL our fault!


  28. - A guy... - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:31 pm:

    Someone called about a leak?


  29. - Rich Miller - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    Watch how with just a slight upward motion of my right hand I can suspend TV microphones in mid air! For my next trick, you will all forget the past twelve years!

    Yes! I am the amazing Dick… Durbin!


  30. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    “No, no! I voted for it, to find out what was IN it. Big difference. Would I vote for it, I doth know. Voting for it allowed me to find out what was IN it. Don’t twist my words. I voted FOR it, to find out what was IN it, ok?”


  31. - Steve - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:50 pm:

    Dick Durbin: ” Thank you for complementing me and Senator Schumer for being a cute couple, as roommates it means a lot to us.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/18/garden/18roomies.html?_r=0


  32. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    “What?! Schumer said what?! Look, I gave Sen. Schumer the rent money Friday, ok? He is a terrible roommate. He eats all my avocados, never returns my CDs, and leaves the bathroom door closed after he was in there, no fan! So Schumer says I owe rent? Well, he owes me 5 avocados! (Pause)…can you strike all that, I forgot to leave the check…please?”


  33. - Rob Roy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    DDDUUUUHHHH….Gee Tennessee


  34. - Sunshine - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    Chuck Schumer is not my boss. I know, I know, he is in most of my photo ops and he does lead me on lots of issues….well most….but he is not my boss!


  35. - OneMan - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:08 pm:

    Anyone think we can do that advisory referendum thing at the federal level?


  36. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:08 pm:

    “Which one of you called me the ‘Fredo of the Senate’? You? It ain’t the way in the Senate. I handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect!”


  37. - wordslinger - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    “I’m warning you, pal, get your hand off Monique, or you’ll be the first inmate at Thomson.”


  38. - 47th Ward - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:16 pm:

    Lynn Sweet is OK, but she’s no Rich Miller.


  39. - Steve - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:22 pm:

    Dick Durbin: ” When did I learn Alexi Giannoulias lent a lot of money to community organizers that take bets ? I don’t have to answer that, these people are misunderstood idealists.”

    http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/02/08/il-senate-candidate-needs-to-come-clean/?test=latestnews


  40. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:23 pm:

    “I see Channel 9’s here. Do you guys still show Garfield Goose, King of the United States? Gosh, I love that show.”


  41. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:46 pm:

    “You can’t just blame us. You can mostly blame us. But not just us.”


  42. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:47 pm:

    “Have you seen my great leadership during the past decade? Have things not gotten better?

    On second thought, forget I asked that question.”


  43. - wordslinger - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 1:49 pm:

    “I’m a member of Congress. How dare you ask me a question about responsibility and accountability.”


  44. - BIG R. Ph. - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    Only the last 2 decades can be blamed on the Dems Dick. But beyond that…….


  45. - Former Titan - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    Debt, schmet. Let’s stay focused on the silver pitcher, shall we?


  46. - ed - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    “The legislature dealt swiftly with the cupcake crisis,so give them a break!”


  47. - I B Strapped - Friday, May 30, 14 @ 4:21 pm:

    Yeah, that’s a canned answer….yeah, all Democrats will say that…..yeah, I know it’s Baloney….soo, what’s your point exactly, I am running for re-election, right?


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