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Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010

* The setup

Newt Gingrich, the former U.S. House speaker, was at the [Union League Club] Thursday to help raise funds for Adam Kinzinger, the Republican challenging U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson of the 11th District.

A few doors down, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was holding court at a party to raise funds for Illinois Democratic candidates.

When former Gov. Jim Thompson, attending the GOP affair, heard his friend Mr. Madigan was nearby, he pulled him out of the Democrats’ party to introduce him to Mr. Gingrich.

The men shook hands and shared a laugh, a club spokesman told me for my Taking Names column

* The Question: Unfortunately, we don’t have a photograph of Gingrich and Madigan shaking hands. So, you’ll have to just use your imagination. Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

28 Comments
  1. - OneMan - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:32 pm:

    It appeared that two Sith masters can in fact be in the same building at the same time


  2. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:33 pm:

    Grinch meets Leprechaun, Pictures at 10!


  3. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:38 pm:

    When matter and anti-matter come into contact, the universe will explode. Or not.


  4. - Moving to Oklahoma - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:39 pm:

    Ying meets Yang.


  5. - Screwball - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:39 pm:

    There aren’t any pictures from Connie and Carlo’s wedding either. Coincidence?


  6. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:39 pm:

    Gingrich, “Master ….”

    Gingrich, “I just wanted to say sorry about sending Rod back here …”


  7. - vole - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:46 pm:

    Gingrich to Thompson: “I thought you said “Michelle. Who is this peon?”


  8. - Davey Boy Smithe - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:52 pm:

    Darn it One Man, I was going to make a Star Wars joke. I can’t now….


  9. - Jake from Elwood - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:52 pm:

    “No, Newt, I am not related to Ed Madigan. He was a Republican and from a portion of the State that no one cares about.”


  10. - Amalia - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:53 pm:

    Newt Gingrich visits Madiganistan


  11. - MrJM - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:55 pm:

    “So that hot daughter of yours isn’t single, Mike? No problem, I’m not either. So what’s her phone number?”

    – MrJM


  12. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 1:57 pm:

    Gingrich, “I was TOLD there is someone here who has a bigger gavel than I had … and I wanted to size that man up …”


  13. - Cincinnatus - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:07 pm:

    The Three Caballeros


  14. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:12 pm:

    Madigan to Gingrich, “You’d still be Speaker if you kept your mouth shut.”


  15. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:14 pm:

    And with a simple handshake the Three Stooges reunited.


  16. - Irish - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:17 pm:

    Middle of the Road introduces the polar Dead Ends.

    I am assuming Newt led with his right hand and Mike with his left?

    I had one for yesterdays QOTD that I thought of too late to post. - Brady is to guns as Quinn is to canole.


  17. - a.l.byrd - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:20 pm:

    As Madigan and Gingrich clasp hands, a strange glow bursts from the union and the two combine to form a monster capable of consuming every ounce of middle/lower class opportunity in Illinois…nay…the entire nation.


  18. - Cynic - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:29 pm:

    Madigan, shaking his head: “Are YOU running for mayor too?”


  19. - Bill - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:35 pm:

    Birds of a feather…


  20. - Pat Robertson - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:37 pm:

    JT: Newt, meet the speaker of the IL house.
    NG: Really? I used to be speaker of the big house!
    MM: In this state, the big house has governors.


  21. - gadfly - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:42 pm:

    appleman, meet pear shaped loser. pear shaped loser meet appleman.


  22. - flabergasted - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:51 pm:

    Newt: Speaker
    MJM: Speaker


  23. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 2:52 pm:

    Newt, please meet my co-chair of the Combine.


  24. - kj - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 3:31 pm:

    Person 1:Mr.Speaker
    Person 2: Newt


  25. - Quizzical - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 3:46 pm:

    Newt: You’re secular socialism is a threat to our society.
    Mike: But your corpulent sexualism is a threat your party.


  26. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 4:04 pm:

    M: “You couldn’t hold my jock.”

    T: “He’s right.”

    G: “Do you have the check? I’m supposed to get a check, right? Or at least more chicken?”


  27. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 4:17 pm:

    Gingrich: Thanks for giving the governor’s office back to the Republicans.

    Madigan: You understand this is temporary, I’ll make Brady look bad, too, so Lisa can take over in four years.


  28. - NW - Wednesday, Sep 29, 10 @ 7:08 pm:

    Gingrich: I have countless new ideas to transform your state, Mr. Speaker

    Madigan: If you were a member of my House, I would limit you to no more than three ideas per year


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