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Thursday, Jan 7, 2010

* I’m waiting on some return calls before I post a few things, so let’s just go right to the question. This photo is from a recent charity event at the Goodman Theater. Pictured are Congresscritters Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky and Sen. Dick Durbin…

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Obamarama - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:31 am:

    “Ha! We Senators don’t have to do a Christmas Carol play OR itemize our campaign disclosures!”

  2. - Third Generation Chicago Native - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:32 am:

    Mike Quigley “Since they have cut funds for the State Museum programs we will be volunteering our talents for the Lincoln events in the Springfield Museums”

  3. - Leroy - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:38 am:

    Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky talk up their plan to roll Illinois’s budget back to 1887 levels.

  4. - lake county democrat - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:39 am:

    Those voters, they think they’re in control!

  5. - Anon - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:40 am:

    Durbin: “We didn’t think anyone would actually believe it was a costume party.”

  6. - Vera Charles - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:47 am:

    Senator Dick Durbin gets a laugh after learning that there is hat in existence as tall Mike Quigley.

  7. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:47 am:

    Quigley: “But I promised my constituents there would be a public option…”

    Schakowsky and Durbin, howling with laughter: “Welcome to Congress rookie, you’ve broken your first promise.”

  8. - Jake from Elwood - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:47 am:

    We haven’t a ha’penny in the budget to spare this year.

  9. - Anon - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:49 am:

    “Hey Dick, have you heard the Sun Times endorsed Pat Quinn today, saying his decision to release prisoners was brave?”

  10. - train111 - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 11:49 am:

    Quigley, Shakowsky, and Durbin all laugh over a discussion on how they can maintain power for the Democrats via 1880’s election fraud techniques such as having paid floaters go from precinct to precinct voting in each one, printing ballots on tissue paper so the boxes can be stuffed more efficiently, and canvassing every cemetary in Illinois to get out the vote.


  11. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 12:03 pm:

    “We’re all dressed up in period 1861 clothes to remind you Dick that there was another year actually worse than the one we just destroyed!”

  12. - just sayin' - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 12:08 pm:

    Ebenezer Scrooge and friends share a nice laugh over Bob Cratchit’s request for more coal.

  13. - Levois - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 12:19 pm:

    Quigley as Scrooge? I can’t believe it!

  14. - Pat Collins - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 12:21 pm:

    “I love it when they think we are here to help”…

    hat tip to Catbert

  15. - Stones - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 12:21 pm:

    Shakowsky to Quigley - “If that hat was one size larger you could play the headless horseman on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

  16. - Thomas Westgard - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 12:24 pm:

    Why did no one from the Congressional Black Caucus want to dress up in period costumes? Oh, wait…

  17. - Vote Quimby! - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 12:37 pm:

    Members of Congress Quigley & Schakowski dress as Dickensian-era beggars to ask if there’s any money left for Illinois’ budget…

  18. - Steve Bartin - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 12:53 pm:

    Jan : ” I’m dressed like the 1880’s. After health care and cap and trade: we will bring America’s living standard back to the 1880’s” .

  19. - MrJM - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 1:05 pm:

    “I thought Marley said I’d be visited by THREE spirits…”

    “Bobby Rush just texted me… he’s running late.”

  20. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 1:05 pm:

    We’re in the money, we’re in the money;
    We’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along!
    We’re in the money, that sky is sunny,
    Old Man Depression you are through, you done us wrong.

    We never see a headline about breadlines today.
    And when we see the landlord we can look that guy right in the eye

    We’re in the money, come on, my honey,
    Let’s lend it, spend it, send it rolling along!

    Oh, yes we’re in the money, you bet we’re in the money,
    We’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along!
    Let’s go we’re in the money, Look up the skies are sunny,
    Old Man Depression you are through, you done us wrong.

    We never see a headline about breadlines today.
    And when we see the landlord we can look that guy right in the eye

    We’re in the money, come on, my honey,
    Let’s lend it, spend it, send it rolling along!

  21. - Anon14 - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 1:11 pm:

    Quigley - “So, Senator Byrd heard I was still sleeping in my office, so he decided to send over some of his and his wife’s old clothes to help out. Man, that guy must have been a stud in his day!”

  22. - Snowbound - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 1:33 pm:

    Quigley: And then I said to him, I said, “The Aristrocrats!”

  23. - MOON - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 1:35 pm:


    “Just wait until the public realizes what our Obamacare is going to cost them. I hope we can still laugh”.

  24. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 1:52 pm:

    Funny thing is, that’s what Jan was wearing before she was given her costume.

  25. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 2:13 pm:

    “Even in the 1800s, Dick Durbin laughs like a phony.”

  26. - prairiestatedem - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 2:22 pm:

    We tried to crash the state dinner in this get up but when that didn’t work we came here instead

  27. - DavesNotHere - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 2:23 pm:

    Jan: “And then, instead of helping sick people actually get medical treatment they need, we’re going to force sick people who can’t work or afford to pay for treatment, to give their money to big insurance corporations for insurance that won’t pay for treatment or we’re going to lock them in cages.”

    Mike: “So you’re saying we are going to lock sick people in jail because they can’t pay big corporate insurance premiums instead of locking Doctors and nurses in jail that refuse to treat people that can’t pay?”

    Dick: “Now you’ve got it Mike. We compromised the people’s freedom so the insurance companies can get more money and give us more campaign donations. And all those serfs bought it, too. Isn’t that hilarious? Stupid serfs. Ahahahahahahaha”

  28. - BIG R.PH. - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 2:37 pm:

    You mean we gave all of this money away to Nebraska and we forgot our own state?

    Boy! Now that’s a belly laugher!

  29. - Svalka - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 2:39 pm:

    Quigley: “How do you pronounce Feigenholtzed?”
    Durbin: Heh heh haw
    Schakowsky, thinking: (You jerk, I liked Rahm a lot better)

  30. - ZC - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 3:29 pm:

    “And Big Dick was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Little Mike, who did _not_ die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good city of Chicago knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough. Some people laughed to see the alteration in Dick, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him. God Bless Us, Every One!”

  31. - Team Sleep - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 3:33 pm:

    Jan: “I just ate a puppy.”

    Dick, laughing uncomfortably: “Har har.”

    Mike: “What have I gotten myself into?!”

  32. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 3:49 pm:

    “Did you see that Thompson ad?
    Dick! I didn’t know you knew how to even rock in a rocking chair and drink at the same time!”

  33. - zatoichi - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 4:20 pm:

    The crowd chuckled as Dick showed how he caught the piece of shrimp in his mouth after the chef popped one off the grill while dining at Osaka’s.

  34. - Joe - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 4:27 pm:

    You mean Roland Burris has no part in this play.

  35. - i wish i was in the senate - Thursday, Jan 7, 10 @ 5:56 pm:

    “Leave it to the House to dress up for a non-speaking part!”

  36. - hot dog - Friday, Jan 8, 10 @ 9:23 am:

    “If only Charles Dickens was still around today. He could have written the health care bill and people would have liked it.”

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