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Monday, Aug 18, 2014

* Bernie took another look yesterday at the allegations that Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka had asked the governor to get her son a job at SIU

“I did not do that,” she said. “I just asked if he would consider him. … I’d like to reverse the trend of people leaving Illinois. I can actually bring a family back.”

“I’ve put it out there for anybody,” she said of her son’s resume, “in the private sector as well. … You get jobs and you work by virtue of relationships; I mean, it’s not just putting a blind ad in the paper.” […]

Dave Mellet, campaign manager for Democratic Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who is running against Republican Topinka for comptroller, said: “What Judy Baar Topinka has admitted to is attempting to use patronage to obtain a job for her son, which is wrong and possibly illegal. In Judy Baar Topinka’s world, a resume is something you submit to the governor. For everyone else in Illinois, a resume is submitted to human resources.”

Topinka spokesman Brad Hahn said that, with Simon down in the polls and with 11 weeks go to the election, “we expect her to get more desperate and pathetic with each passing day.”

* So, considering the growing hostility between Sheila Simon and Gov. Quinn, and the placement of this Quinn campaign sticker, I’m not sure that Lt. Gov. Simon stuck it on herself during Governor’s Day. A prank, perhaps?…

- Posted by Rich Miller        


45 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 8:46 am:

    “Sheila Simon; Turning her back on the man who brought her”


  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 8:47 am:

    Sheila Simon shows everyone with a sticker where, figuratively, she put the knife in the Governor’s back


  3. - OneMan - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 8:50 am:

    As her homemade dress began to come apart at seams she reached for the first thing she could find to avoid a “wardrobe malfunction”


  4. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 8:50 am:

    Quinn backs Sheila.


  5. - Six Degrees of Separation - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 8:55 am:

    Sticker, stinker.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 8:55 am:

    “When asked about the Quinn sticker on her back, Simon said the governor’s people politely asked to remove it from the front, they don’t want to upset the governor’s relationship with Comptroller Topinka after she wins.”


  7. - OneMan - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 8:57 am:

    Few realized the First Annual Political Irony Prize from the Institute of Studies was awarded with a firm slap on the back and and a nod to others…


  8. - OneMan - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 8:58 am:

    Actually most folks were surprised she wasn’t wearing a sports jersey with the word SIMON in huge letters on the back.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 8:59 am:

    Simon is required to wear her own symbolic “Scarlett Letter” if she wants to share a stage with the Governor.


  10. - Anon - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:01 am:

    New use for campaign stickers: band aides for knife wounds.


  11. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:03 am:

    When a “Kick Me” sign isn’t handy…


  12. - VanillaMan - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:07 am:

    Sheila has put Pat behind her.


  13. - Stones - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:09 am:

    2014 Election version of the “Kick Me!” sign.


  14. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:10 am:

    “Pat Quinn is sticking behind me all the way!” - Now a true statement.


  15. - Anonymoiis - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:15 am:

    “I hope Judy’s son doesn’t take my SIU job for next year.”


  16. - Gage Park - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:25 am:

    Simon: First time Quinn’s had my back!


  17. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:36 am:

    What do you do when your banjo strap wears a hole in your jacket?


  18. - John A Logan - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:48 am:

    Sheila thinking to herself…

    “I went for the cordial handshake with Judy, and she went in for the hug…..weird……this band has no banjo…..I wonder when the next Carbondale mayor’s election is……wait, is that Judy riding my bike?”


  19. - A Libertarian - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:53 am:

    Neither Simon or Topinka are accountants. Julie Fox is a CPA and currently works as a comptroller for an international corporation. Topinka and Simon are career politicians and Illinois has deteriorated while they were in politics. I think it’s time to make some big changes in Illinois. Vote for every Libertarian on your ballot because we have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Most people who look at the Libertarian platform seriously and compare it to their current party platform will find that they agree most with the Libertarian platform. Will they agree with everything? Probably not, but how much do they agree with their current party? If given a choice between an underfunded 3rd party candidate and a richly funded major party candidate, I’ll go with the 3rd party candidate. They have something to prove. D’s & R’s know there are enough ignorant voters out there who will vote for them regardless of what they stand for but will vote for anyone with that D or R after their name. And if you think Democrats do anything at all for the poor, you are correct. Democrats continue to pass legislation that guarantee the poor will never be able to get out of poverty. They will always blame others but an intelligent person who does their research will find out that the poor will remain poor under Democratic leadership and will have much more opportunities with a smaller government advocated by Libertarians.


  20. - Stones - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:53 am:

    “I think Pat is warming up to me. He actually gave me a slap on the back when I greeted him!”


  21. - Amalia - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 9:54 am:

    Look, a sticker!

    cause we sure would not want to really look at what Topinka said.


  22. - Norseman - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 10:11 am:

    Sheila gives Quinn some BACKhanded support.


  23. - wordslinger - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 10:12 am:

    –You get jobs and you work by virtue of relationships–

    Scandalous. This calls for a front-page Tribbie snorefest.


  24. - Soccermom - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 10:18 am:

    I needed a big laugh this morning. Thanks!


  25. - Lil Squeezy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 10:22 am:

    I ran into her at the fair in the Dem tent. Was just stopping by to say hello to a friend. It was just us there and another person. Normally you would get the political handshake/small talk, but we just looked at each other awkwardly and went our separate ways.


  26. - JS Mill - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 10:30 am:

    “Hi, I am Sheila Simon and I am not weird”


  27. - walker - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 10:32 am:

    ==”You get your jobs and work by virtue of relationships.”== JBT

    Yes it’s human, and this is how it often works in the private sector. Shakman wouldn’t agree. BGA wouldn’t agree.

    I like JBT’s openness and honesty, but she holds a high public office. What would be the press reaction if Madigan or Quinn made the exact same statement? Or the reaction on the political blogs and editorial boards?

    We either agree with Judy and stop with the self-righteousness, and treat all candidates equally on this issue, or we admit that we hold our elected officials to higher standards than we hold our employers, friends, and family.


  28. - LincolnLounger - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    Yes, A Libertarian, I think Illinois voters will flock to your principles that include believing that heroin should be legal.


  29. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 11:17 am:

    Walker, if MJM or PQ made that statement in a personal or family context, as JBT did, I would applaud their honesty. MJM has certainly helped his kids get jobs over the years.


  30. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 11:19 am:

    “Why is my back itching all of a sudden?”


  31. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 11:41 am:

    Hmmm….

    Stuck on me
    I’ve got this feeling up
    Here on my back
    That I just can’t lose
    Guess, I’m on my way

    Ya Needed a friend
    And the way I feel now I guess
    Im not with you till the end
    Guess I’m on my way
    Boy I wish I stayed

    You’re stuck on me
    Been a fool too long I guess
    It’s time for me to think about home
    Guess I’m on my way
    So hard to see
    That a woman like me could wait
    Around for a man like you
    Guess I’m on my way
    Boy I wish I stayed

    Oh, I’m leaving on that midnight train
    And I know just where I’m going
    I’ve packed up my troubles
    And I’ve thrown them all away
    Because this time little Gov’nr
    I’m going home to stay

    You’re stuck on me
    I’ve got this feeling up
    Here on my back
    That I just can’t lose
    Guess, I’m on my way
    Ya Needed a friend
    And the way I feel now I guess
    I’m not with you till the end
    Guess I’m on my way
    Boy I wish I stayed


  32. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 11:57 am:

    OW, if that Goofy song is in my head all day now, it’s double Cannoli!


  33. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 12:02 pm:

    - AA -, Lionel Richie is a misunderstood musical genius.

    That won’t help the ear worm, but take solace, you will be annoyed by one of the greats.

    Now I haveta get Cannoli for after dinner.

    “Caption?”

    “Boy, Vallas was too grateful for the gig, he was like an ole back-slapped of days gone by…”


  34. - Samurai - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 12:13 pm:

    A good old fashioned state fair prank. Next in store for Sheila: A swirly and a wedgie.


  35. - Arizona Bob - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 12:22 pm:

    The Quinn “Brain Trust” meant to place a bullseye there for the Quinn hit team, but they got their stickers mixed up….


  36. - downstate hack - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 12:27 pm:

    It would be an interesting poll to see how many voters could answer the question, Who is the Lt. Governor of Illinois today?
    I would guess less than 60%.


  37. - 47th Ward - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.

    Being the target of a caption contest can make me cry.


  38. - Anonymous - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    is she packing heat?


  39. - ??? - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 1:16 pm:

    Libertarian, that’s awful long for a caption. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Try shortening it, eh?


  40. - LisleMike - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    Quinn’s operatives were mistaken when they made a field decision to “stick it to the man.”


  41. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 2:12 pm:

    C’mon, Rich. Rauner is lots more fun to make fun of.


  42. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    “Aw, Sheila, come back! Stand with us. We didn’t mean it, we know you can beat Comptroller Topinka, we were kidding, turn around. We’re sorry, you came back in the middle of a discussion, we weren’t mocking your campaign, honest. We WILL be sad if you lose, you mis-heard it, we will miss you…just turn around then…”


  43. - dupage dan - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 2:28 pm:

    Lt Gov Simon done got Quinned.


  44. - The Colossus of Roads - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 2:29 pm:

    Why was Rich Miller patting me on the back?


  45. - Yipperdo - Monday, Aug 18, 14 @ 2:46 pm:

    Miss Simon turns her back to Governor Quinn.


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