I just wanted to add my thanks, Rich, for all your incredibly hard work over the last two months. As someone commented earlier, you really do have the best interests of the state at heart. I hope you can go back to that beach for a while now!
- Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Jan 29, 09 @ 5:15 pm:
You can’t go to the Alamo! There’s a new governor to be sworn in, and I suspect he will be up late tonight issuing executive orders. No rest for the weary Rich.
I’m not in Springfield, I need to know what’s going on! I’ll be watching illinois.gov to see how quickly they change the web site.
Sad day; joyous day. Sad for IL; sad for the former gov. & his family; sad watching the security detail leave; he must be very isolated now; but he did bring all this on himself; joyuous if we can only hope for and see better days in IL.
Great job Rich. I’m in Florida and the 1st thing I signed-on to today was your website. I’ve switched back-and-forth between you and ABC Chicago channel 7 and all day. I watched the Senate proceedings live on Channel 7 and read your blog for the inside info. What great coverage you provided!
Rich - Thanks just doesn’t seem to be enough, but Thanks will have to do. Thanks for being the very needed voice of reason. Thanks for putting your life virtually on hold for the last few months to keep the junkies sated. I can’t imagine what this would have been like without you and your marvelous cast of bloggers.
By the way, the gov’s website has been down at least 15 minutes. Page cannot be found…
On behalf of the 35 he got on his first day in office January 13, 2003, we can only say “Rod,what goes around, comes around! Your imassioned pleas for fairness remind us that you did not care one whit about the hardship you caused real people in state government. You have reaped what you have sowed.”