Blagojevich ‘06, Quinn ‘0? *** Updated x1 ***
Sunday, Oct 15, 2006
Neil Steinberg asks a question that pretty much every insider has been mulling recently.
So when do we start viewing the gubernatorial race as being not so much between Judy Baar Topinka and Gov. Blagojevich as between Topinka and Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, who would take over the job should his boss find it necessary to, ah, spend time elsewhere?
Marie from Disarranging Mine sent me this photo last week, which she snapped somewhere in Springfield. Other people are getting the idea as well.
Meanwhile, the Northwest Herald has endorsed Pat Quinn for reelection. Trouble is, the paper based the endorsement at least partially on the completely false assumption that the lt. governor is elected separately.
Lieutenant governor is an independent office, and we are confident Quinn could work with a Republican or Democratic governor.
*** UPDATE *** The meme spreads. Monday’s editorial in the Belleville News-Democrat is entitled “Look beyond Blagojevich.”
Quick, who’s the Illinois lieutenant governor?
And, perhaps reflecting his greater importance in Illinois politics, the Sun-Times put LG Quinn on Monday’s front page.