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Friday, Aug 15, 2014

* Fox Chicago

Rauner arrived at the Fair on a motorcycle, as he did last year, though wearing a safety helmet this time.

* Carol Marin

Bruce Rauner arrived at the State Fair on a sparkling Harley, with fresh Wrangler jeans and clean boots. His entrance staged for a rock star arrival.

* Natasha Korecki

Wearing a Bruce Rauner T-shirt and a pair of Prada shoes, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock walked onto the State Fairgrounds putting the political divisiveness between himself and the gubernatorial candidate behind him.

* Ray Long

Topinka called for everyone to get people to vote GOP: “It doesn’t matter if you’re Republican, Democrat, independent, vegetarian, whatever. This is where it’s at.”

* Kurt Erickson

Former Marine Paul Schimpf, who is seeking to unseat Attorney General Lisa Madigan, said her 12 years in office have seen two governors go to prison for corruption.

“Her record speaks for itself,” Schimpf said. “Trust a retired Marine, not the Madigan machine.”

* SJ-R

“That house is the people’s house,” Rauner said [of the governor’s mansion]. “We should treat it with reverence; we should treat it with respect. Some of you guys who know contractors may have to help me. We have to repair the roof and pump out the basement.”

It was a reference to reports earlier this year that the mansion roof was leaking so badly it damaged rooms on the third floor and led to flooding in the basement. Mansion officials have estimated the roof is at least 40 years old.

“The current governor takes care of the governor’s residence the way he takes care of the economy,” Rauner told the fair crowd.

* Sun-Times

Sanguinetti was a no-show at a Republican unity breakfast in Springfield Thursday and seemed to tiptoe around the controversy while expressing her adoration for the State Fair during a brief speaking role at the Republican fair event

“Over the last six years, and I apologize to my kids already, this is a family tradition coming to this place,” Sanguinetti told the party faithful at the fairground rally.

Uh, why apologize? Did the kids not like it?

* More

“I think she should apologize for those disrespectful remarks,” Quinn told reporters in Chicago. “That isn’t the right way to talk about anybody or any cow in Illinois. We’re proud of our cows. They’re the best that ever was.

“She ought to say she’s sorry to a bunch of cows,” Quinn said.

He was making a joke, but that didn’t translate well to the printed page.

* More

“You know what? I bet Pat Quinn and his Chicago machine political allies don’t even know what a steer is,” Rauner said. “You know what? A steer is a castrated bull. You know what?

“I tell ya,” Rauner continued, “Pat Quinn and his cronies, and these corrupt patronage workers, they know — they do know bull. You hear Pat Quinn generate a lot of bull when he’s talking about his failed record, failed record on jobs, on taxes, on schools.”

No, I don’t “know what.” How about asking us again?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


27 Comments
  1. - Living in Machiaville - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 10:57 am:

    Quinn has got a great sense of humor. I think he should crack more jokes like that one. Over the top funny. Still laughing. Wow, who writes his stuff? Really crazy funny. Really.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 10:58 am:

    “And then one time, at my ranch…”

    “You ‘nember when … when you were with the Beatles? That was awesome.”

    “They’re the backbone…”


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:01 am:

    “Dear Bruce Rauner,

    Repeating the same line or question, and talking really fast and loud, when addressing a crowd, is a bad way to seen as well-spoken.

    Signed,

    President Howard Dean”


  4. - dupage dan - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:04 am:

    When Rauner takes off his shirt and rides his Harley or swims the Vermillion River, ala Vladimir Putin, then I know were getting somewhere. This is second tier kinda stuff.


  5. - walker - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:08 am:

    Prada men’s shoes? I didn’t know they existed.

    Rancher Bruce establishing his bona fides, just in case anyone doubted him.

    Isn’t Brady a contractor? He’ll give us a deal, right?

    Love us our Judy.


  6. - anon - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:08 am:

    Rauner needs to credit capitol fax comments for his castrated bull line. Most of us meant it as a reflection on him. lol


  7. - Commander Norton - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:12 am:

    Wonder what the ABATE guys thought about Rauner caving and wearing a helmet…

    The Gov’s Mansion remarks are GOP hypocrisy on parade. You have any idea how much hay they’d try to make out of it if Quinn had “wasted” money having the roof replaced and the house properly fixed up instead of just patching the leaks?


  8. - Anonymoiis - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:16 am:

    Was hoping for an ad similar to the viral Iowa Senate candidate. Perhaps: “Quinn talks a lot of bull, but when I do business the bull is cut.”


  9. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:16 am:

    ===Wonder what the ABATE guys thought about Rauner caving and wearing a helmet===

    Todd wears a helmet.

    ABATE isn’t anti-helmet. They’re anti mandatory helmet laws.


  10. - VanillaMan - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:19 am:

    Parade of the sillies.


  11. - Anonymous - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:22 am:

    John Kerry tried to be ‘down home’ with his ‘gonna get me a..’
    Rauner sounds just as phoney and condescending. Would he say ‘ and you know what?’ To his high society cronies? Bull$&-@ is rampant and not just at the fair.


  12. - Norseman - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:24 am:

    Inquiring minds want to know:

    Did Schock wear his Pradas into the cow barn?

    Was Evie told to get off the motorcycle because Rauner didn’t want to get sued?

    Will Quinn bring cows to his next press conference?

    What is the over/under on the number of days Rauner will actually spend in Springfield compared to Chicagoland?


  13. - anon - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:28 am:

    Rauner’s $1600 prada shoes meet $18 watch. #shamalot


  14. - Palanon - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    >>>>> Todd wears a helmet.

    On what kind of motorcycle?


  15. - js - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:39 am:

    I’m confused. Pat Quinn wants to raise the minimum wage but he does not believe in tipping cows. Man he is cheap.


  16. - wordslinger - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:41 am:

    Well, I guess Rauner is in a better position than most to know about the “Chicago political machine” and its “corrupt patronage workers.”

    After all, he’s been a major supporter over the years, dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars in direct campaign contributions on Daley, Emanuel and Claypool, plus more on committees that support Chicago Democrats.

    That kind of “generosity” puts you in their inner circle.

    As an aside, is anyone ever going to clue this dude in to the fact that “patronage” is not a dirty word among Springfield Republicans? Why does he think they’re at his rally?


  17. - VanillaMan - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:49 am:

    Wearing a Bruce Rauner T-shirt and a pair of Prada shoes

    I read the article and I saw the video and I have no idea why Korecki would mention Schock’s footwear. How did she know he was wearing Prada? Is she some kind of footwear expert on Prada men’s line? Did someone ask Schock? Were there large P-R-A-D-A lettering on his feet?

    And if she can confirm that Schock was wearing Prada shoes, what would she prefer that he wear? Is there some kind of State Fair attire she believe is appropriate for attendees? Was she worried that Schock was wearing footwear that wouldn’t be comfortable? Was she worried that his feet might step in something that wouldn’t come off?

    I’m trying to find a real reason Korecki would feel a need to make a claim that Rep. Schock was wearing Prada footwear. I’m also trying to find a reason it should be mentioned if it was a fact.

    You see, right now - all I see in that statement is an attempt to make Schock look like a rich male model out of his element, and I’m trying to find a non-political and professional reason she would do something like that.


  18. - phocion - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 11:55 am:

    walker and anon @ 11:28

    Schock was wearing the Prada shoes. Rauner wore boots. And I didn’t notice a $1,600 price tag anywhere in the articles. #getyourfactsstraight


  19. - Nearly Normal - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 12:06 pm:

    Wrangler jeans? Clean boots? Yikes! Real cowboys were Levi’s and boots with a wear on them. Just another suburban wanna-be cowpoke.


  20. - Colossus - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 12:30 pm:

    VM - How often have you heard a female politician described by what/”who” they wore? When looking good and being trendy are part of your schtick, it gets reported. Schock made his excellent taste and manscaped self a central part of his political identity, why wouldn’t she play into it?

    However, since you bring it up, Schock has never had to worry about bouncing a check, arranging childcare when the babysitter gets sick, having his home foreclosed, or starting a new career after his old one evaporated. In fact, he’s never had to interview for a job other than the one he has now - he has been on the public payroll since he was 18 yrs old. When it comes to representing the people of his district, I would say that he is, in fact, completely out of his element.


  21. - VanillaMan - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 1:08 pm:

    Your entire diatribe against Schock depends upon Korecki correctly identifying the brand of his shoes. You do realize that, right?

    What if he was wearing something from Kohls?

    The fact that a reporter even feels a need to write up a congressman’s visit to the state fair like that should be suspect in other ways as well.

    I don’t believe her. I don’t believe she knows what is talking about at all. Unless she actually asked the Congressman and got a response - THEN told us why that information is somehow relevant to some point she was trying to make, she needed to have her editor do his job and edit that crap out of that story.

    If she did that, she would be doing her job better.


  22. - Ray del Camino - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 1:09 pm:

    Normal–Western cowboys do in fact wear Wranglers. And brand-new ones to watch the rodeo.

    But Rauner is not a real Western cowboy, but a rich, pushy bully from the ‘burbs.


  23. - Lurker - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 1:27 pm:

    VM - I agree with you. I think there’s an insinuation she’s trying to make, and I find it distasteful (almost malicious).


  24. - anon - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 1:42 pm:

    Wanna bet Rauner paid Schock more than $1600 for his “support.”


  25. - Colossus - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 2:20 pm:

    VM: My “diatribe” was directly in response to your implication that Schock was somehow IN his element whereas I hold a different view. I additionally noted that Korecki is not out of bounds in pointing out an aspect of the Congressman that he himself has sought to cultivate.

    You seem defensive about something YOU see in the report. You do realize that, right?


  26. - Samurai - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    Nice view of Rauner from “behind” a supporter on Marin at 39 seconds.


  27. - Anonymous - Friday, Aug 15, 14 @ 6:01 pm:

    @ VM -

    Prada shoes are pretty obvious. Depending on the style, they may, in fact, have “PRADA” on them in bold lettering. Other styles are distinguished by their bright red color.


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