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Friday, Jun 20, 2014

* I’m in a South Loop hotel with horrible Internet access, so combine that with the need to finish touching up my CAPAG speech, blogging is gonna be kinda light until the afternoon. Check out this 1988 pic. Raymond Poe was one handsome dude back then…


- Posted by Rich Miller        


34 Comments
  1. - Nonplussed - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:07 am:

    Poe: Mr. President, if you need any events catered we make great BBQ! Our pigs here in Springfield eat from an endless trough!


  2. - Nonplussed - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:07 am:

    Oops, should have been Mr. Vice-President


  3. - wordslinger - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:08 am:

    I’ve covered a lot of politicians who walked farms in the wrong duds. Big Jim looks like he’s going to pass out.

    If you’re going down on the farm, dress appropriately.


  4. - lake county democrat - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:10 am:

    Sure, I should have some change in here somewhere…


  5. - 47th Ward - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:12 am:

    Big Jim: “Hey, I hope you don’t mind, I got up a little early, so I took the liberty of milking your cow for you. Yeah, it took a little while to get her warmed up, she sure is a stubborn one. Then, POW, all at once.”

    Poe: “Um, Governor, we don’t have a cow. We have a bull.”


  6. - Anonymous - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:16 am:

    GHWB. ” Gosh, Roy, can’t you just get one of your servants to spritz up your plantings?”

    (No offense Mr. President - you were actually pretty good)


  7. - PoolGuy - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:16 am:

    great pic. if Big Jim had a straw hat on he would look like a giant Amish farmer :)


  8. - PoolGuy - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:16 am:

    oops sorry 47th ward didn’t see your comment. yours is much better…


  9. - Cabildero - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:20 am:

    Oh, that’s who they are. I thought it was a screen shot from the new episode of Amish Mafia.


  10. - Old Shepherd - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:25 am:

    “So first we do the grand-right-and-left, followed by a do-si-do. Got it? Okay. Let’s try it with music this time.”


  11. - Old Shepherd - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:29 am:

    This picture would go on to serve as inspiration for the iconic poster for the movie “Tombstone”.

    http://www.movieposter.com/poster/A70-7548/Tombstone.html


  12. - anonymoose - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:34 am:

    “Now visiting dignitaries/city slickers, this is an Illinois cornfield in April. Funny thing, about ten years ago Lt. Gov. Dave O’Neal visited us about the same time of year, and we had planted beans. I explained that by June, we walked the beans. He asked me if we used a leash. Fine sense of humor that man.”


  13. - Willie Stark - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:37 am:

    Gov. Thompson still in disbelief minutes after being greeted with the swipe of a soft-serve on the end of his nose by Vice President Bush.


  14. - Joe M - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:39 am:

    Mr Poe: Oh Oh Mr. Bush, you just stepped in a cow pie.


  15. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 10:43 am:

    “In a world where farming needs a hero, one man is willing to do the ‘B-Roll’ walking with two other local politicians.

    Will this walk lead to better farming? Will their banter lead to problems being solved? Did someone bring another pair of shoes for these three?

    Thompson, Poe, and starring Bush in the role he was born to play; Nominee…in…

    ‘Farmers Are The Backbone of America’

    Coming to a 30 second spot near you.”


  16. - A guy... - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 11:01 am:

    Hey, if we could get the caucus down to say…47 members, I’d probably be elected Leader. I’m sure of it.


  17. - Anonymous - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 11:02 am:

    “Say G.W., anyone ever tell you how much you look like your dad, Vice President George H.W. Bush? And what office are you running for this year, again?”


  18. - Mittuns - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 11:03 am:

    Pres. George HW Bush + Miracle Grow = Gov. Thompson.


  19. - wordslinger - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 11:05 am:

    –Pres. George HW Bush + Miracle Grow = Gov. Thompson.–

    HW is leaning forward there a little bit. He’s a tall dude, too, about up there with Big Jim.


  20. - OneMan - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 11:10 am:

    Oh, you want to talk Soy? Too bad Pat Quinn isn’t here, he loves that stuff… We even call him soyboy…


  21. - VanillaMan - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 11:11 am:

    VP Bush: “I fully support the concept of the Poe family at this juncture. Now Governor Thomas is the kind of fella that’s gonna ask me if I’m going to raise taxes and he’s gonna push and push until I tell him, “read my lips - no new taxes!”"

    Thompson: I can’t believe Bush is going to be president and not me. The only thing worse would be if his dumbas son becomes president.

    Poe: They’re listening to me! They’re listening to me!


  22. - Observation - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 11:24 am:

    JRT: “There had better be a cocktail at the end of this corn row.”


  23. - Anonymous - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 11:34 am:

    ==HW is leaning forward there a little bit. He’s a tall dude, too, about up there with Big Jim.==

    I interpreted growth to be out as well as up


  24. - dupage dan - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 11:41 am:

    Big Jim Thompson - “Living in an Amish Paradise”


  25. - Norseman - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 12:08 pm:

    Raymond, you didn’t get the memo on wearing a white shirt?


  26. - Coffee Cup - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 12:13 pm:

    Did Big Jim ever have national political aspirations back then? If so, what stopped him? I guess I was too young back then to remember what stopped him.


  27. - wordslinger - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 12:37 pm:

    CC, I think he gave it a hard look in both 80 and 88, or that was the rumble anyway. The GOP fields started very crowded both times.

    Obviously, in 84 he wasn’t going to challenge Reagan, nor Bush in 92. By 96, I think the fire was out.


  28. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    Thompson going for the Amish look, Roe the farmer, GW unprepared look.


  29. - Newsclown - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    Thompson would have made a very good Veep, a very capable executive. I think it was a combination of family issues, a crowded field, and fundraising.


  30. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 1:07 pm:

    “Big Jim, Old George, Young Ray. Three Amigos.”


  31. - x ace - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 1:20 pm:

    ” Mr. President , you gotta make those Secret Service guys take off their Ties , they might get caught in the Corn Picker “


  32. - Then again... - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    @47thWard…

    So THAT’S what happens when Rich forgets to tell everyone to keep it clean… Got it.

    For awhile there, I thought he just did it out of habit.


  33. - walker - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 2:52 pm:

    I rolled my sleeves up just for you.


  34. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Jun 20, 14 @ 3:59 pm:

    I loved 47th Ward’s comment, thought it struck me as neither “light” or “snarky.”

    Whatever — well done.


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