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Question of the day

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

* The two Senate leaders held a rare joint press conference yesterday…


* The Question: Your caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


81 Comments »
  1. - Dave Dahl - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 11:54 am:

    “Senator Radogno …” “Senator Cullerton …”


  2. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 11:57 am:

    “Well I like my salad dressing ON the salad… and she likes… ”

    “On the side. I like my salad dressing on the side.”


  3. - Norseman - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 11:57 am:

    Leaders have finally shown up in Illinois.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 11:58 am:

    “Yeah, we invited the Speaker and the Governor to join us but they had to be home before the street lights turned on, so… “


  5. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 11:59 am:

    “No, we’re the third of this government right now concerned with governing…”


  6. - Annonin' - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:00 pm:

    ILCA says no one had presser to announce a bill “refilling” So this is first.


  7. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:01 pm:

    “Yes, we play footsie sometimes. What of it?”


  8. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:01 pm:

    “No, it’s fun. We both found out neither of us are ‘boogie-people’ and that we both want what’s good for the state.”


  9. - Amalia - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:01 pm:

    Hope


  10. - Earnest - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:02 pm:

    The reason you can see us today is because we decided to stop cursing the darkness and instead lit a candle. No! No! That is NOT a birthday candle!!! Don’t blow it out!


  11. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:03 pm:

    “We both can count to 30… “


  12. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:05 pm:

    “Leader Durkin wanted to be here but he was afraid he’d be next on ‘BossMadigan.Com’ for some reason or another… “


  13. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:06 pm:

    The worst Abbott and Costello impersonation


  14. - The Captain - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:07 pm:

    In the House Dem video game these are the two levels you have to beat before facing the big boss at the end.


  15. - Bogey Golfer - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:08 pm:

    The password is “compromise”.


  16. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:08 pm:

    Bob Eubanks: “No, I’m sorry, John, Christine said ‘the laundry room.’ The ‘laundry room’ was her answer, not the garage…..”


  17. - lake county democrat - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:08 pm:

    Mr. Wonderful may have taken a pass, but we’re all in!


  18. - Mercer County Whig - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:14 pm:

    “We’re much nicer than those old guys on the Muppets.”


  19. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:16 pm:

    “No, we’re not trying to triangulate anyone. This is an ‘A-B’ working partnership, so ‘C’ yourself out of this… “


  20. - Keyrock - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:17 pm:

    We agreed that I’d be Kukla, and she’d be Fran.

    The one thing we couldn’t agree on was whether the Speaker or the Governor is Ollie the dragon.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:19 pm:

    “We don’t know, actually. She’s waiting to see how angry Bruce is and Mike hasn’t returned my calls, so ‘Who is angering their side more’ is still up for debate right now… “


  22. - AlfondoGonz - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:19 pm:

    “She insists on driving even though I own the car”


  23. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:22 pm:

    And to think that in some countries these dogs are eaten.


  24. - LessAnon? - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:28 pm:

    “Well, the reason we didn’t do this before is… well… I don’t know. =turning to the other= Do you know?”


  25. - CLJ - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:31 pm:

    That was actually easy than we thought, so we’re just going to take the rest of the year off. See you in 2018.


  26. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:39 pm:

    Cullerton: No, I don’t know what was up with my hair earlier today. No, it wasn’t a Mohawk.


  27. - don the legend - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:40 pm:

    “What’s that? No we haven’t heard from Lucky Pierre and Deft Wing but we’re pretty sure they’ll support us!!”


  28. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:42 pm:

    “No, this is a governmental press conference. We’re hear to talk about governing… “


  29. - A guy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:43 pm:

    Yes, in the right light, he’s a handsome man. The lighting is better here than in the chamber.


  30. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:44 pm:

    “I’m just glad I changed, this morning I had the same outfit on as Christine… “


  31. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:45 pm:

    “Oh really? What did Lance tweet about what I haven’t said yet?”


  32. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:47 pm:

    “If we could ignore the House and the Governor, we would… but that pesky constitution, right Christine?”


  33. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:50 pm:

    “Welp, in the Senate, I’m going to nominate Christine for Senate President and Christine is going to nominate me for Senate President then I guess everyone will just vote by acclimation in the end. You’d have to ask the House Leaders… “


  34. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:50 pm:

    Reunited, and it feels so good
    Reunited ’cause we understood . . .


  35. - Cook County Commoner - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 12:57 pm:

    No matter what happens to the rest of you, we can afford to leave the state and retire in comfort on your dime.


  36. - Joe M - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 1:04 pm:

    Politics make strange bed fel… Maybe best to say Politics make strange partners.


  37. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 1:05 pm:

    The Kool-aid has been secretly replaced with laughing gas


  38. - walker - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 1:06 pm:

    “Loops? Triangles? It’s simple arithmetic. Not geometry.”


  39. - Jocko - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 1:06 pm:

    “And the Golden Globe for the most perfidious legislator goes to…”


  40. - wondering - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 1:13 pm:

    We are happy to announce we completed the ACT at the Governor’s suggestion. We are happy to announce we scored 20. Hmm, well yes, that’s combined.


  41. - NeveroddoreveN - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 1:14 pm:

    SR: “We aren’t used to smiling, that’s why it looks fake”


  42. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 1:15 pm:

    Why not, it seems to work in Nebraska.


  43. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 1:17 pm:

    “Excuse me if this off the subject a little bit, but just take a guess at how much I can bench press. Come on, what do you think? Take a guess. 315 pounds, at the top of my game, maxing out at 500!”


  44. - liberal muse - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 1:59 pm:

    INCONCEIVABLE!


  45. - Springfieldish - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:01 pm:

    Cullerton: “Why yes, we did coordinate our outfits. Pretty cool, ay? We actually found fifty shades of gray we can agree upon!”

    “What? No, no, no. I said ‘gray’ with an ‘a’ not, you know, the other one. Jeez, you guys …”


  46. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:04 pm:

    “When you talk Rauner, Durkin, and Madigan, we feel Iike the parents of 3 rambunctious grade school boys… “


  47. - Not quite a majority - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:20 pm:

    “When the Director called and offered us the roles in the remake of Kramer vs. Kramer, I mean, how can you possible refuse?” (said by either or both of them)


  48. - Cook street - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:20 pm:

    Meet your student council president and vice president.


  49. - DownStateGrl - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:21 pm:

    Reporter “So is this statesmen-esque effort to come together and give all sides some wins so that Illinois can finally move forward indicative of a similar movement behind the scenes between Speaker Madigan and Governor Rauner?”


  50. - Blue dog dem - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:29 pm:

    From a famous Illinois politician whose name i have forgot, “this should change the trajectory of the state”.


  51. - Mama - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:32 pm:

    We thought we would show Rauner and Madigan what bi-partisan looks like.


  52. - Nick Name - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:36 pm:

    “Betcha this picture won’t end up on CapFax!”


  53. - Jake From Elwood - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:39 pm:

    Hopefully they are reminiscing about Sen. Sullivan on his last day in the chamber.


  54. - Robert the Bruce - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:41 pm:

    The two consistent voters on the optimistic side of Cap Fax reader polls have been identified.


  55. - weary - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:56 pm:

    liberal muse nailed it!!!


  56. - Old What's His Name - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    Meet the new anchor team on NewsChannel 20.


  57. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 2:59 pm:

    Cohost Illinois state society inaugural heartland ball trajectory


  58. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 3:04 pm:

    Our hands aren’t tied everything is above board


  59. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 3:10 pm:

    What we worry?


  60. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 3:21 pm:

    When do you think the two year old govenor will walk on his own?


  61. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 3:57 pm:

    If this don’t work I’ll high dive into a glass of water


  62. - DuPage - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 4:22 pm:

    Punch and Judy.


  63. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 4:53 pm:

    Is the release of information exchanged 2 years ago going to cause a competitive harm?

    FOIA is not a swift process, especially with this Administration.


  64. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 4:54 pm:

    Guy - records created by a reporter are not FOIAble.


  65. - Commonsense in Illinois - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 7:09 pm:

    Why yes, we did appear in the Princess Bride…why do you ask?


  66. - Cook street - Tuesday, Jan 10, 17 @ 7:28 pm:

    Wow! You can barely hear Madigan and Rainer behind the curtain telling them what to say.


  67. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 3:48 am:

    I can’t help it. Every time I hear reform I start laughing


  68. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 3:51 am:

    What makes you think there’s something under the table


  69. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 3:54 am:

    Do we look underhanded?


  70. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 3:58 am:

    It’s time to put your cards on the table a two year poker game


  71. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:03 am:

    I’ll take Illinois governor for $100. What is the govenor to balance yearly?


  72. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:06 am:

    Deal us in Goldie


  73. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:08 am:

    Superfiscal


  74. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:12 am:

    A show of hands for support


  75. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:15 am:

    It shall be known as a joint tax


  76. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:20 am:

    Haha I slipped in term limits for mike


  77. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:21 am:

    I don’t need this job


  78. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:28 am:

    Yes ken dunkin is part of my staff now, next question


  79. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:30 am:

    Next item up bid a remote controller from the comptroller office


  80. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:42 am:

    I think millionaires should be taxed at corporate rates


  81. - Rabid - Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:50 am:

    I will be mark kirk’s campaign manager for govenor soon


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