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* Possible gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker, at right, shaking hands with President Obama after the President’s farewell speech in Chicago last night. The photo was taken of a TV screen, so it isn’t that great…

posted by Rich Miller
Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:41 am

Comments

  1. “Any help you can give, Mr. President… “

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:43 am

  2. “Penny says you’re the person I need to see… “

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:43 am

  3. “Can we set up a photo shoot, Mr. President… “

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:44 am

  4. “I know I can beat Bruce if you run as my Lt. Gov.”

    Comment by No Longer A Lurker Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:47 am

  5. “Diana Rauner sends her regards. She’s busy destroying Illinois Democrats but wanted me to say hello for her.”

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:48 am

  6. Welcome to boss madigan.com

    Comment by Rabid Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:48 am

  7. Obama: “Keeps your chins up, JB.”

    Comment by wordslinger Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:53 am

  8. “I know a hand-kissing gesture when I see it. I’ll try to keep the saliva at a minimum.”

    Comment by City Zen Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:53 am

  9. “Piece of advice, JB… maybe let the hair go a little gray. Will make you look distinguished and less like Blago.”

    Comment by Ron Burgundy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:56 am

  10. “President Obama, I am honored and grateful…”

    Comment by Snucka Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:57 am

  11. “Penny told me to tell you to hold your powder on running, JB. She’s looking into options after DC… “

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:58 am

  12. “Careful, Mr. President, that’s my check-writing hand. We wouldn’t want to upset the folks at Northwestern.”

    Comment by City Zen Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 9:58 am

  13. Mr. President, I understand you’ll shortly be between jobs. We’re in need of an actual governor here in Illinois. If you run, I’ll be your wingman…

    Comment by PublicServant Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:00 am

  14. “I can fly to DC to help with an Ad or I’ll fly you back to Chicago for an endorsement, Mr. President, you let me know… “

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:00 am

  15. Snucka broke the internet with that one. Hilarious!

    Comment by Rich Miller Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:02 am

  16. Your welcome - keep the change.

    Comment by TinyDancer(FKASue) Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:07 am

  17. Please don’t support Kennedy in the primary–I have a much better elevator pitch.

    Comment by Earnest Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:08 am

  18. @FakeJBPritzker - sharing a quiet moment with a future supporter. Thanks for seeking me out #LooksLikeLinking

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:12 am

  19. @FakeJBPritzker - attended a small event for President Obama, talked policy, Illinois, & broad topics pertinent to our state’s future. #MaximizingTheMinute

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:15 am

  20. Mr. President…. Could you get me Hillary’s autograph?

    Comment by consistently Inconsistent Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:15 am

  21. “And may your third child be a masculine child.”

    Comment by Rich Miller Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:26 am

  22. Well…I agree you’ve got the chops.

    Comment by A Parent Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:28 am

  23. Grabbing a grip on politics

    Comment by Rabid Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:39 am

  24. It is too bad Pritzker’s also lining up the Jackson’s (Jonathan Jackson (Jesse’s son/Jr’s brother is the other face of note in picture…))

    Comment by marrs96 Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:45 am

  25. Gee… He only got a left-handed shake.

    Comment by Behind the Scenes Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:50 am

  26. O/T but the exchange between Jesse Jackson and Obama was one for the books. Not a fan of JJ, but felt sad for the old man when his arm kept reaching for the president long after he had moved on. That gesture kinda says it all…

    Comment by Anonymous Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 10:52 am

  27. You in the medical marijuana? Heard you bankrolled “ounce of prevention”

    Comment by Rabid Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 11:02 am

  28. President Obama: JB, it’s all about ground game, brother. The people of Illinois love me and they will love you too.

    While former Governor Pat Quinn slides his hand past the bodyguard, saying: But, I have more experience. The people of Illinois love me.

    Comment by Sigh Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 11:02 am

  29. Was that Chris Christie coming in for another career making hug?

    Comment by Sue Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 11:06 am

  30. Get in my belly!

    Comment by HoJo Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 11:28 am

  31. I usually get to sit closer.

    Comment by A guy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 11:45 am

  32. “Hello Mr. President. Hello Governor.”

    Comment by Chicago Cynic Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 11:50 am

  33. …Mr. President, remember that plan we talked about to take down Rauner? I’m on it.

    Comment by Shytown Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 12:59 pm

  34. “100 Million should do it right?”

    Comment by Boone's is Back Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 1:39 pm

  35. Does Ultra-Slimfast work? I have to campaign soon.

    Comment by Anonymous Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 1:59 pm

  36. You know you’ve made it when you get a letter from Goldie

    Comment by Rabid Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 2:31 pm

  37. Here’s the keys to air force one go buzz the fairground

    Comment by Rabid Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 2:37 pm

  38. “hey Mr. President, if you’re hungry, I know some places near here. What’ya say we grab a bite?”

    Comment by A guy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 3:09 pm

  39. Are you a traveling man?

    Comment by Rabid Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 3:20 pm

  40. Check your Email for dirt on Rauner

    Comment by Rabid Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 4:25 pm

  41. @FakeJBPritzker - you can’t see it, but POTUS said to me he’d back me for Governor, 100% #BackHeadedCompliment

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 5:02 pm

  42. @FakeJBPritzker - My goal is to make this screen capture into the most important television ad ever created from the back of a head #BackHeadedEndorsement

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 5:05 pm

  43. @FakeJBPritzker - Here I’m trying to keep POTUS from leaving while Chris Kennedy is trying to leave an elevator #UpsAndDows

    Comment by Oswego Willy Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 5:08 pm

  44. You’ll be ok, look what madigan did for me

    Comment by Rabid Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 7:20 pm

  45. Madigan and I ate dunkin, now I’m ready for the main course

    Comment by Rabid Wednesday, Jan 11, 17 @ 7:28 pm

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