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Monday, Jan 31, 2011

* Gov. Pat Quinn and Rocky Wirtz, who filed the lawsuit which derailed the state’s capital construction project…

- Posted by Rich Miller        

45 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 8:41 am:

    Gov. Quinn dropped his gloves, but neglected to raise his hands, right before Rocky Wirtz delivered a haymaker in the appellate court.


  2. - thechampaignlife - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 8:41 am:

    Always take a man in a tie seriously!


  3. - Moved To Missouri - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 8:49 am:

    Just for that, I’m bringing Rod back!


  4. - 44 - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 8:54 am:

    “Hey Quinn, was your job creation plan a championship hockey team? Because I just dismanteled it!”


  5. - Anonymous - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:09 am:

    You think you’re so smart. Wait ’til my friend Anne Burke takes care of you!


  6. - spliff - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:09 am:

    PQ in his head “i want to flogg you with a wet noodle!”

    RW ” and then I said Pat … I’m gonna fight this … and I am going to win!”


  7. - mokenavince - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:11 am:

    Mr. Wirtz I promise to be a good employee.


  8. - dupage dan - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:16 am:

    Look…at me,
    I’m as helpless as a kitten…up a tree.
    And I feel like I’m clinging to a cloud
    I can’t understand
    I get misty, just holding your hand….


  9. - Montrose - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:20 am:

    PQ - I really wish I had not put my tie budget in the capital bill.


  10. - zatoichi - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:21 am:

    Nice tie, but Rocky just gave me CYA and doesn’t even realize it. This is great.


  11. - Bluefish - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:21 am:

    Quinn thought bubble: “If he didn’t like the liquor tax just wait for his reaction to the new hockey puck tax”


  12. - TJ - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:28 am:

    Here come the cuts, the mighty taxcuts.


  13. - just sayin' - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:32 am:

    The man who runs Illinois state government, pictured here with Pat Quinn.


  14. - DuPage Moderate - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:33 am:

    “Another person who thinks I’m an idiot”


  15. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:39 am:

    They think his speech is a snoozer, wait ’til I get behind that mic! I’ll put these folks to sleep if it takes me two hours. Which reminds me of my first job, when I got paid by the hour, it was a good job, the kind of job…


  16. - WRMNpolitics - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 9:52 am:

    Thank you Mr. Wirtz ,sir! May I have another!


  17. - Palatine - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 10:02 am:

    You know Pat it’s way past time that you can raise taxs on the people who smoke and drink. We’ve had enough.


  18. - OneMan - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 10:13 am:

    If I think really, really, hard and stare at him really, really hard perhaps I can make his head aspolde then everything will return back to normal..

    Must not think about kitties…


  19. - Way Way Down Here - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 10:29 am:

    I don’t think he can see me. If I stand real still, I really don’t think he can. It’s like I’m invisible or something. Wow, this is great. I don’t think he can see me.


  20. - Ahoy - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 10:29 am:

    And to my right… the defendant.


  21. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 10:35 am:

    Logroller Meets Log That Refused To Roll


  22. - Irish - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 10:41 am:

    PQ - (thinking to himself) - That’s what I need. I need a name like “Rocky” then no one will question my decisions. If I had a name like “Rocky” I could turn the state around just like he did with the Blackhawks. I wish I could remember where my ties are. I know my underwear is in the mansion, but where in the Land of Lincon did I put my ties? Yeah, but when he turned the blackhawks around he didn’t need to ask anyone if he could, he didn’t have to deal with Mike or John, or Tom. But if I was called “Rocky” maybe they would listen to me. I wonder if he can get me a deal on my Comcast package? Well fella, you think you’re tough wait till you see what Lisa is gonna do. “Rocky Quinn” see, now that’s what I need. If my name was Rocky Quinn that kid in third grade wouldn’t have given me a swirly……………….what was his name?….


  23. - Stones - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 10:48 am:

    First and foremost…protect the jewels!


  24. - Anonymous - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 11:13 am:

    Quinn thought-We had his Stanley Cup at the State Fair and let him have it back.


  25. - BOB - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 11:21 am:

    I think its time to repeal the Illinois beer distribution laws. What do you think about that!


  26. - Joe from Joliet - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 11:24 am:

    Tall AND hair. Wow.


  27. - Living In Oklahoma - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 12:08 pm:

    PQ: I wonder if there is any Macaroni and Cheese left at home. I know I have some instant potatoes in the cupboard, but…..man, I just don’t remember about the Macaroni….

    RW: Then, Mark Kirk says to me “I once saved a baby elephant from drowning” and I said to him, “thats nothing…one time I flew over Iraq and was fired upon.”


  28. - JBilla - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 12:17 pm:

    $31 billion or 20 oz, which will lead to freedom?


  29. - Responsa - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 1:24 pm:

    Honest, Mr. Wirtz, I had absolutely no idea that particular funding mechanism for my Capital Plan would cause you so much heartache.


  30. - phocion - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 1:49 pm:

    “Uh, Governor…you want me to personally explain this to Local 150, the Teamsters, the Laborers and to the Road Builders?”


  31. - amalia - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 2:22 pm:

    Hey, Wirtz, look at me. No purple tie. It’s go time.”


  32. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 2:24 pm:

    amalia, you would’ve won if you had repeated that “Look at me” line a time or two.

    I just saw Get Shorty for the umpteenth time the other night. Great flicker.


  33. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 2:50 pm:

    PQ: That looks just like my tie. Wait a minute, that is my tie, I know it is. How did he get it? How do I get it back? Maybe I can have my body guards get it back…where are they?…oh, yeah, Wirtz offered them tickets to the see the Haks and I let them go. That must be when he grabbed my tie, it’s gotta be mine, my tie looks just like that. I gotta figure out how to get it back. Damn. I love that tie, it cost six bucks, and now Wirtz has it. Damn. Gotta get it back. Gotta think, Pat, come on, think. Gotta get my tie back.


  34. - amalia - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 2:57 pm:

    @Rich, I can has half a win?


  35. - chiatty - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 3:04 pm:

    “My Pat Quinn trumps your Pat Quinn, Governor Pat Quinn.”


  36. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 3:16 pm:

    amalia, there is no such thing as half a win.


  37. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 3:20 pm:

    …But you can has turkee!


  38. - amalia - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 3:55 pm:

    mmmm turkee……


  39. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 6:41 pm:

    Governor Quinn, that bill you just signed is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever seen become “law”. At no point, in your “single subject”, incoherent legislation, were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational, constitutional, law. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having read that law. I award you no hockey tickets, I AM going to sue you, and may God have mercy on your soul.


  40. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 6:43 pm:

    PQ “A simple ‘I am going to sue you’ would have sufficed”….


  41. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 6:47 pm:

    WRW - “Leave the injunction, gram some cannoli…”


  42. - dumb ol' country boy - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 7:45 pm:

    PQ-humming to the tune of Charlie Pride “Behind Closed Doors”.. when she lets her hair hang down..


  43. - dumb ol' country boy - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 7:45 pm:

    Charlie Rich sorry…


  44. - Just The Way It Is One - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 7:54 pm:

    Ehhh–ok with a stay…did you hear me–I said, Did YOU HEAR me??? HEY–and has anyone told you–Mr. Silver Spoon in Mouth–FIRST of all that you wouldn’t even be STANDin here blabberin’ on like some big shot if your Daddy wasn’t the Hawks owner FIRST–did you hear me?–Who”s your Daddy/Who’s your Daddy? Ehhh–I’d give you aNOTHer broken nose if that’s how your schaz got like that in the first place–and speakin’ of first place–has anybody had the guts to tell you that the Hawks SUCK this year so far?! Blah, blah, blah…ehhh, they’ll be lucky to even MAKE the playoffs at this rate–and YOU’RE gonna tell ME how to run the STATE?! GET A FACELIFT–or or–at least a NOSEjob–blah blah blah–yeah, whatever you say ROCKYYYYY…


  45. - Quizzical - Monday, Jan 31, 11 @ 11:34 pm:

    This guy won’t screw me over, no this guy owns the Black Hawks, he’s got to be happy. That Madigan doesn’t eat enough and is lean like yonder Casius. No, Wirtz looks well fed, and I bet he has access to top quality booze. Cullerton’s got politics deep in his genes, I’d be a fool to trust him. But this Wirtz, what a guy. No way he’d do anything to make my life difficult.


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