Tribune AP claims that Gov. Pat Quinn was “greeted warmly” and that US Sen. Roland Burris got a “cold reception” at today’s St. Patrick’s Day parade…
Saturday’s parade-goers in leprechaun hats, green jackets and clover-spotted socks who clapped and greeted Quinn warmly just pointed at Burris derisively and chuckled. Many reminded the people standing closest to them that Burris was controversially appointed by ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Burris’ testimony about the appointment to a state House committee is being investigated. The senator rarely acknowledged or waved to people along the parade route, instead talking to the officials walking with him.
Quinn waved and smiled while the crowd whistled and cheered.
* The Sun-Times had a different take…
Before the parade, a few parade goers shook Burris’ hand, with one man saying “Good luck, sir.” Along the route, one onlooker shouted “Burris, you suck.”
A couple of onlookers shouted at Quinn, “Don’t tax us!” […]
There was also a good reception for Lisa Madigan, with crowd members calling out “Hi, Lisa!” as the attorney general’s float passed.