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

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

* Bruce Rauner’s tracker took video today of Gov. Pat Quinn being questioned by Statehouse reporter Hannah Meisel about how his security detail kicked a tracker out of a public event a couple of weeks ago

An additional irony is that the booted tracker is related to a different reporter who was at today’s scrum. Probably not a great move by the Quinnsters, although the reporter is about as top notch as one can get.

* Meanwhile, remember how the Quinn campaign has been complaining about a tracker who allegedly hides in bathrooms at events to avoid being detected by Quinn security? The Quinnsters say the tracker also changed clothes after being turned away from one event.

Well, the tracker in question is featured prominently in a Rauner door-hanger, which is entitled “Put politics aside, support Bruce and Evelyn” and features endorsements from a couple of Democrats an independent and the GOP tracker…

- Posted by Rich Miller        


38 Comments
  1. - VanillaMan - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 12:52 pm:

    A Rauner tracker who is also an endorser?
    I’m shocked!

    It sure is a small world.


  2. - Easy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 12:56 pm:

    Trackers are people too


  3. - OneMan - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    So I am guessing the tracker is generally not hiding in the same restroom Quinn is planning on using…


  4. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    If it’s true you hide in bathrooms and change your clothes to videotape…you might be creepy.


  5. - Gooner - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    Although I was one of the ones who thought the tracker was treated badly, I have no problems with the Gov’s response. It was a badly phrased question. “Isn’t that a double standard?” Isn’t what a double standard?

    A better reporter would have asked him if he was aware of the tracker being removed, whether he knew of a reason for the tracker to be removed, and if so, whether he agreed with the reason(s).

    The incident raised real questions about the conduct of the ISP, and the reporter blew it.

    Hopefully, a better (or more prepared) reporter will follow up.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:04 pm:

    ===So I am guessing the tracker is generally not hiding in the same restroom Quinn is planning on using…===

    “One” would hope, - OneMan -.


  7. - wordslinger - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:05 pm:

    –”Career politicians have let my generation down.”–

    Ugh, they’re producing Eternal Victims young these days.

    Kid, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

    Spend a couple/three decades juggling work, marriage, house, mortgage, kids, aging parents and more, then get back to us.

    Til then, go home and get your shine box.


  8. - fed up - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:08 pm:

    HMM I wonder if the Quinn trackers are supporters of Pat Quinn.


  9. - William j Kelly - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    I am curious about Rauner’s security detail, like who are they? Who is paying them? Where are they listed on Rauner’s d2s? At most rauner event there is more security than people, what is rauner afraid of? Maybe they are out of work term limit petitioners? Maybe rauner never meet his rouge payroll company?


  10. - Western Ave. Doug - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    ==If it’s true you hide in bathrooms and change your clothes to videotape…you might be creepy.==

    At least she doesn’t follow Tom Cross


  11. - PoolGuy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    if that tracker, and others like her (on both sides, to be fair) have to stoop that low for a job (hiding in restrooms/changing clothes/following people around) what does that have to say about the potential non-career politician you might be working for if he’s elected?

    I would feel let down by my career or non-career politician boss if they asked me to hide in bathrooms and dress up in clown suits. jeesh.


  12. - Ghost - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:12 pm:

    so why do we not call these folks Paparazzi?


  13. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:12 pm:

    ===At least she doesn’t follow Tom Cross===

    We were stopped at a stoplight! lol


  14. - PoolGuy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    and Wordslinger, incredibly well said.


  15. - Thunder Fred - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:15 pm:

    Can we still use the term Low Information Posters? Remember all the outrage over the Rauner tracker ambushing Quinn in the bathroom.


  16. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:16 pm:

    “Youth is wasted on the wrong people.”


  17. - Western Ave. Doug - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:17 pm:

    Happy Friday Willy. Time to hit the links.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:19 pm:

    ===Happy Friday Willy. Time to hit the links.===

    See you out there.


  19. - OneMan - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:28 pm:

    I can answer your question about Rauners security detail…

    In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Springfield underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune.

    The campaign produced a video showing some of the stuff they have had to deal with on the trail so far…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVonyVSQoM


  20. - Anon. - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:36 pm:

    ==I am curious about Rauner’s security detail, like who are they?==

    If one of them is carrying a hairbrush, he might be a mole.


  21. - Rod - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    In relation to Priyanka Golwala whose quote is posted by Rich. Did Rauner’s people claim Ms. Golwala was a Democrat who suddenly became a Rauner supporter? In other words a convert like Rev Meeks.

    The reason I ask that Rich is she is currently the volunteer Coordinator of Citizens for Rauner, Inc and is also involved in a conservative student organization called Turning Point, USA.

    She is a student at Loyola University, but I am less than clear that she was ever a Democrat.


  22. - OneMan - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:43 pm:

    Rod,

    I’m gonna guess since it says Republican next to her name and there is no reference to Democrats in her blurb…. That they were not calling her a Democrat


  23. - William j Kelly - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    One man, you might be on to something. The only advise I can give you is follow the money, that is if you can figure out which 501c3, 501c4, educational foundation, off shore bank account and or term limit payroll company rauner is using at the moment to buy the election.


  24. - A guy... - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 2:08 pm:

    Show me a tracker who comes back with a deer and I’ll show you a good tracker.


  25. - Jaded - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 2:15 pm:

    Apaches. Now they were good trackers.


  26. - mcb - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 2:17 pm:

    This would be more fun if the Rauner tracker was in Quinn’s hanger, or vice-versa. Short of that… Why are people still talking about this?
    In defense of the reporter here in question, she did some top notch investigative work for the Daily Illini while still a student at UI. She may have been the best reporter at this event.


  27. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 2:17 pm:

    Jaded… lol


  28. - William j Kelly - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 2:34 pm:

    Mcb, I have a feeling the investigative reporter who is able to blow the lid off the offshore rauner scandal before November will be considered ‘top notch’ for years to come.


  29. - Louis G Atsaves - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    I’ve met this girl several times this summer! Thanks for posting the photo!

    There is no way she is hiding in bathrooms or telephone booths or in parking lots or tunnels and changing her clothes. She is a very bright, articulate young lady and strikes me as being a model young person everyone would love to have as their daughter.

    No way!


  30. - dupage dan - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    === Spend a couple/three decades juggling work, marriage, house, mortgage, kids, aging parents and more, then get back to us ===

    So, word, you are expecting a person to have 30 years of perspective before they can have the perspective? That is metaphorically illogical. Were you never a wide eyed and bushy tailed idealist? Were you a curmudgeon in your teens?


  31. - Anonymous - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    –So, word, you are expecting a person to have 30 years of perspective before they can have the perspective?–

    Her alleged “perspective” is that her “generation has been let down.” That’s hardly “wide-eyed idealism.” That’s whining.

    My point was, if you’re already an Eternal Victim in college, you’re in for a pretty rough go of it when the responsibilities start piling up.

    No go home and get your shine box!


  32. - Anyone Remember - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 3:38 pm:

    Anon.
    =If one of them is carrying a hairbrush, he might be a mole.=

    Rumor has it the only hairbrush in the Rauner campaign is to remove hair (and lint) from the Carhartts … :-)~


  33. - Mom Jeans - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    I saw this gal yelling at one of our nuns after she asked her to leave my kid’s grade school while the Gov was there. Staff didn’t want her around because she was so aggressive—at a grade school! Hate to know where she got her training.


  34. - Anonymoiis - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 4:01 pm:

    So, Quinn’s response was basically “I heard your question, but instead of answering that question i will give an answer to another question.” He must be prepping for debates already.

    ==The Quinnsters say the tracker also changed clothes after being turned away from one event.==

    How dare she!! Wait…what? She changed clothes? This is scandalous now? LOL


  35. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    ===How dare she!! Wait…what? She changed clothes? This is scandalous now? LOL===

    Not scandalous but creepy.

    You have a penchant with “outrage” and “scandalous” bad meaning of words…

    …they don’t think what you think they mean.

    Changing into a costume, kinda creepy, just changing clothes…that is creepy.


  36. - Precinct Captain - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 4:06 pm:

    ==top notch investigative work for the Daily Illini==

    What!?


  37. - Greatplainser - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 4:22 pm:

    I take issue with the attack on her age. “Go home get your shine box” is a a pretty crass thing to say. I don’t think the older generation has a monopoly on problems. In fact I’m proud of the role younger people play in IL politics today. It might be uncomfortable but this/these tracker(s) are doing the dirty work in politics. Maybe by shining shoes so much they realized they really are eternal victims if others pretend to be their eternal masters. Good of them for showing passion for showing the willingness to do these dirty political jobs. While they may not have mortgages and Volvo payments. They have college debt that their older peers do not. You might not like that she is supporting or working for Rauner, but I really can’t agree with her enough that “Career politicians have let my generation down”. When her generation is reaching retirement they’ll really have something to complain about, kudos to her for trying to do something (even if you disagree with her) to change that.


  38. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 8, 14 @ 4:38 pm:

    === “Go home get your shine box” is a a pretty crass thing to say.===

    It’s from Goodfellas, and it talks about starting out, bottom rung, like a tracker.

    ===It might be uncomfortable but this/these tracker(s) are doing the dirty work in politics.===

    Uncomfortable is fine, creepy is creepy.

    ===Maybe by shining shoes so much they realized they really are eternal victims if others pretend to be their eternal masters.===

    Missed the metaphor, but it’s exciting reading “victims” when talking about creepy tracking techniques as something to take pride in.

    ===While they may not have mortgages and Volvo payments. They have college debt that their older peers do not.===

    Some older folk still hep with paying college. So maybe older folks know about college debt.

    ===“Career politicians have let my generation down”.===

    “Except when Bruce Rauner donates to them.” lol

    ===When her generation is reaching retirement they’ll really have something to complain about…===

    Really? You KNOW how things might be in 40 years?

    Tell us, what will it be like? Don’t guess, tell us. You know!

    ===kudos to her for trying to do something (even if you disagree with her) to change that.===

    Doing something allegedly creepy deserves kudos? Yikes.


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* I'm not buying it
* Sick day
* 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

          
        * AT&T opens up pre-orders of the new Moto X
        * Secret agent Lumia – become the next James Bond
        * LG G3 Vigor announced for AT&T and Sprint
        * iPhone 6 sales, Windows 9 event, Moto X preorders & more – Pocketnow Daily
        * Panasonic Lumix CM1 is a smartphone and a real camera in one
        * Apple approves a $1000 app that lets the iPhone 5s shoot 4K video, sort of
        * Oppo N3 event teased for October; leaked renders are hot

        * 3 Ways to Use Social Media for Business
        * iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Pre-orders Hit 4 Million In 24 Hours
        * OnApp buys SolusVM to boost the demand side of its federated marketplace
        * Expansys USA Announces HTC Butterfly 2
        * Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 16, 2014
        * Microsoft says that Minecraft will teach kids about science and technology
        * Roku Achieves New Streaming Milestone

        * White Sox get another look at Bassitt against KC
        * White Sox 'pen burned by KC's speed in ninth
        * South Side Sox Podcast: AL Central Showdown
        * Bullpen can't preserve Danks' fine start in KC
        * Royals 4, White Sox 3: Defense, bullpen astound again
        * White Sox likely to stay with six-man rotation
        * Konerko moving toward return during road trip


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

        Archives
        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


        * Randolph County Board approves poker run ordinance..
        * Gov. Quinn keeps animal abuser on state payroll.....


        * Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race
        * Quinn: Monitor not needed to oversee state hiring
        * Man convicted in girl's death during 2011 burglary
        * Students sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected
        * Governor candidates focus on business, hiring
        * 2nd year of Illinois osprey project wraps up
        * Durbin's views on issues as he faces re-election
        * AP Interview: Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses
        * Carbon monoxide suspected in student illnesses
        * Springfield cemetery restoring Abe Lincoln's vault

        * Rauner’s call for firings of ‘illegal patronage hires’ would affect many in Springfield
        * Quinn, Rauner clash on business, hiring
        * Coaltion forms to push school funding reform
        * Rauner’s education plan raises eyebrows
        * Governor’s race a tale of business climates
        * Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids
        * Fired IDOT workers sue, say they are ‘political cover’ for Quinn
        * Illinois still employs 173 'improper' state hires
        * Fired IDOT workers sue, say they are 'political cover' for Quinn
        * State lawmakers propose surcharge to pay for police body cameras

        * Lampert agrees to lend Sears $400 million
        * United offers up to $100,000 if workers leave
        * U of C, UIC among finalists for Obama library
        * Sen. Durbin denies 'bullying' business
        * Mike Madigan pulls in $358,000 — in one weekend


        * Gov’t should  renegotiate  FBI building lease
        * Gold Coast boutique hit by burglars
        * Jury finds man guilty of killing girl in Indian Head Park
        * Man shot by cops charged with attempted murder
        * Marshall High School principal has been 'reassigned,' CPS says
        * Byrd-Bennett: CPS cleaning contractors will be held accountable
        * Fioretti blasts Emanuel for increasing city retirees’ health-care premiums
        * University of Chicago, UIC among Obama library finalists
        * Rauner: Quinn pretending to be a ‘folksy, bumbling fool’
        * Registered sex offender held on bond after allegedly loitering near school


        * Man seriously injured during Elgin house explosion
        * Police: Boy accused of bringing gun to school
        * CPD foundation to launch bulletproof vest initiative
        * Riot Fest cleanup begins
        * Slain Merrillville Officer Nick Schultz honored
        * Guilty verdict in slaying of 14-year-old stabbed in her home in Indian Head Park
        * Illinois Supreme Court disbars, censures lawyers
        * Naperville man contracts West Nile virus
        * Man charged with trying to kill police officer
        * Pedestrian killed in crash involving Wheeling officer, 'wanted to succeed...help our family'


        * Schools CEO: privatizing janitorial services not 'as smooth as we would like'
        * What's The Best Way To Help Kids In Struggling Schools?
        * Quinn Defends Public Education, Though He's A Product of Private Schools
        * Local Response To Ferguson
        * AFSCME Puts Aside Differences, Endorses Quinn
        * The Future Of Downtown Springfield Inc. In Jeopardy
        * A Practice In Poverty
        * Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross Says He Would Sue The Legislature To Force A Balanced Budget
        * Fired IDOT Workers Sue Quinn Administration
        * Inspector's Report Reveals Clout Hiring At IDOT


        * Rauner’s call for firings of ‘illegal patronage hires’ would affect many in Springfield
        * Another view: New law might boost clothing recycling
        * John Freml: Bishop Paprocki does not speak for all Catholics
        * Quinn, Rauner clash on business, hiring
        * Becker Family: Our community is better united
        * Coaltion forms to push school funding reform
        * Rauner’s education plan raises eyebrows
        * Our Opinion: It’s time to get serious about sewers in Springfield
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Be careful when they talk of property taxes
        * Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s uncertain trumpet, again


        * Governor candidates spotlights on business, hiring
        * EDC makes enterprise zone pitch to Forsyth Village Board
        * Ameren proposing new transmission lines near Mount Zion
        * Triopia beats North Greene
        * Springfield cemetery restoring Abe Lincoln's vault
        * Jail inmate arraigned in connection with attack on officer
        * Open Line
        * Wise paces Trojans in win
        * Local Scoreboard
        * (No heading)


        * One person injured in Elgin house explosion
        * Eagles rally to beat Colts 30-27
        * Des Plaines council tables vote on mayor's nominee
        * Girls volleyball / Lake County roundup
        * Girls golf / Lake County roundup

        * Schakowsky backs striking workers at Juno ...
        * U.S. Rep. Schakowsky Gearing Up For Novemb...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement in...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Univ. of Illinois, Northwestern get $8.435...
        * Rep. Jan Schakowsky discounts threat from ...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...

        * Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses...
        * Poll: Durbin Leading Oberweis By 23 Points...
        * Poll: Durbin Leading Oberweis By 23 Points...
        * Poll: Durbin Leading Oberweis By 23 Points...
        * Poll: Durbin Leading Oberweis By 23 Points...

        * ISIS fight: Congress to vote on arming Syr......

        * Group: Drivers Not Stopping For Pedestrians At Crosswalks
        * Recap of Townhall Meeting on "Park Manor Inn Hotel Development on 76th State
        * Polling the polls for November 4; who’s to say if any of them are correct
        * Richard Skoda’s dreams.
        * Anita Alvarez's husband investigated for tax exemptions
        * Durbin abruptly cuts off interview with hometown TV station
        * U.S. Senate Moves Forward With Paycheck Fairness Act
        * Senate Republicans Quash Citizens United Amendment
        * Illinois Education Association Endorses Schneider
        * Report: Wage Theft Costs U.S. Workers Billions Of Dollars Annually (UPDATED)


        * Rauner renews call for Quinn to fire illegal patronage hires
        * Public Betrayal: The Quinn Patronage Scandal Unfolds
        * Sun-Times Report: In Illegal Hiring Scandal, Pat Quinn Protects “Kingmaker” Kin
        * Governor Quinn Announces Clean Water Investments in Stickney and Burbank - Projects Will Modernize Infrastructure, Combat Damaging Floods and Create Jobs
        * Governor Quinn Honors “Latinos Building Illinois” - Thompson Center Exhibit Showcases Trailblazers For Latino Heritage Month




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