* This appears to be a new TV ad for JUSTPAC, which is running the “Vote No” campaign against Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Kilbride. Rate it…
* We’ve all praised Simon Edelman for almost a year for his Pat Quinn campaign videos. Many of you have said that Simon ought to be doing Quinn’s campaign ads as well. The Quinn campaign is now running some regional Downstate ads, and guess who did them? You guessed it. Southern Illinois…
Good Quinn ads because they are specific to the area. Brady ad just says he will cut spending but as always does not ssay on what programs he will cut.
It is late in the game but I hope the Quinn ads start to work.
“Brady has been hammered by the Democratic Governors Association and others for his pro-life views, so this was a good way to make himself appear to be less scary. … What Brady showed with his answers yesterday is that he wants to be the leader of the entire state, not just his base. That’s a good thing.”
Hey, Rich. You might want to take a strong look at that action taken by Quinn and the association of medical transporters. According to the news article, the transporters said that they would not support Quinn unless their invoices were paid. Then, Quinn promised to pay their invoices. If this is accurate, the transporters crossed the line or got real close to bribery: 720 ILCS 5/33-1. When legislators get approached in this quid-quo-pro fashion (take this official action or we won’t support you), they regularly report the attempt to the appropriate ethics and law enforcement officials. In fact, failing to report such an approach is a crime itself. 720 ILCS 5/33-2. Quinn should have rejected the approach and reported it. Again, legislators and other public officials are often approached like this, and are obliged to report it. Very few, if any, give in to the bribe or the extortion, because doing so exposes them to potential criminal liability.
anti-Kilbride ad assumes a very low intellect of its audience, which demonstrates a very low intellect of its producers. I’d love to see a test market of that ad. I know I’m biased, but it struck me as a POS.
loving the Claypool radio ad. you live by what you did in the ’80s, you go down by what you did in the ’80s. i’m also sick of the Berrios crowd and their love of George Ryan. Berrios is
Spanish for Combine.
Mr. Claypool’s clucking and flapping has a much credibility as the diagnosis of a practioner of the chiropractic arts — that is to say, none! Mr. Claypool has been splashing in the muck and mire of ‘old school’ as long as has Berrios - Berrios has simply been more diligent in perfecting techniques for arm-twisting, selling lower assessments and developing a lucrative exchange rate with Mike Madigan. Mr. Berrios must be commended for his focus and dedication to wringing every nickel from the positions he has held.
Mr. Claypool, on the other hand, has claimed the mantle of ‘reformer’ largely because he has been a klutz and boob at opening the money tap available to positions he has held. Its not for lack of effort - only a lack of ability. Like most ‘reformers’, Claypool will bring that lack of ability to the Assessor’s office should voters express their traditional vacuity and elect him.
The parallels between Claypool and Berrios are more striking than any contrived or conjured contrasts. Both have had careers insulated from the world in which real people exist; their’s have been exclusively suckling at the public teat. Neither has ventured into the world of commerce - one must discount Claypool’s six days in private business and, of course, Berrios’ business interests are wholly derivative of his public position. Both are vain and mean in their campaign tactics and themes - it is less than inspiring to understand that both are running on the theme of ….’I'm not as corrupt as my opponent.’ Confidence engendering its not!! And both are currently up to their ears attempting to defend themselves in lawsuits: Berrios, along with his BoR cronies, defending TWO federal court lawsuits charging a denial of the constitution rights of due process, equal protection and free speech to two (2) private businessmen - simply because they would not knuckle under to demands for contributions to the Board. One of those Two suits also charges that Berrios, Rogers Jr. and Houlihan have been engaged in a ‘continuing racketeering enterprise’ under the RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrrupt Organization) Act — the enterprise? Why its the Board of Review!! Claypool, his svengali, Bowen and his campaign PAC are ducking and dodging non-’reformist’ charges that they manufactured facts (and sources to back them up) in order to libel and defame a private citizen — savaging a person like you or me just to use him as a foil for attacks on Berrios.
Neither Claypool or Berrios has the standing to indict the other as a corrupt old-schooler — they both are bottom-feeders in a stagnant pool of favoritism and quid pro quo. The only real difference is that Claypool has been adept at feeding his ‘reformist’ bilge to an electorate that is only too willing to digest it completely.
The WIU story is a good one, Quinn makes a compelling case for why the expansion is needed there in particular, but it is not a story that lends itself well to 30 seconds or less. Better to make it a 2-3 minute internet piece, where he can explain the benefits with a little more detail.
Montrose — are we not allowed to comment on ads not running in our areas?
- Anon and anon somemore - Monday, Oct 25, 10 @ 6:24 pm:
@ anon 1:43
I hope you don’t mind if I don’t just take some anonymous person’s word for it about the electric sign used in the Quinn spot being privately owned. The only time I’ve seen that kind of sign is on IDOT -controlled road construction projects. What does the raw picture look like, and where was it taken? What was the context? Super-trivial question, to be sure, but at least it isn’t about Ricky or Rahm…