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Monday, Nov 28, 2011

* Illinois Public Radio Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky posted a photo of a couple of House Democratic campaign operatives who were holding a place in line late last night in front of the State Board of Elections. The HDems set up their encampment Friday afternoon. I adjusted the contrast, etc. so you could see it better…

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

49 Comments
  1. - Shock & Awww(e) - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 12:51 pm:

    “We really need to get some interns.”


  2. - OneMan - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 12:55 pm:

    Scott Lee Cohen files to run for Township Trustee


  3. - thechampaignlife - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:02 pm:

    Shoppers have black Friday. Interns have filing Monday.


  4. - s. narkerson - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:03 pm:

    #OccupyIllinois


  5. - flippy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:07 pm:

    #OccupyElections


  6. - Responsa - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:07 pm:

    Being the first in line always means—well, everything.


  7. - train111 - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:07 pm:

    The Illinois Democratic Party unveils its new job creation plan by hiring Occupy Springfield Protestors from a few blocks away to sit in line and keep seats outside the Board of Election’s office warm for a few hours.

    train111


  8. - wordslinger - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:09 pm:

    Now we know who the lowest-of-the-low are in the organization.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:15 pm:

    “I’ll tell you one thing … I won’t screw up Speaker Madigan’s lunch order again.”


  10. - And I Approved This Message - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:17 pm:

    A member of the nascent “Occupy Doorways” movement draws attention to her cause in frigid Springfield,IL.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:18 pm:

    “I am not a House Dem staffer … I work for Terrence Goggin … or John Patrick Ryan … one of those guys”


  12. - Cal Skinner - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:19 pm:

    I’m volunteering.


  13. - Hacks - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:19 pm:

    Can someone help me with this? If filing needs to be done by 8am, why camp out that early? Why not just show up at 7am?


  14. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:22 pm:

    “H-7 …miss …B-8 …. hit … You sank my battleship!”


  15. - Shock & Awww(e) - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:24 pm:

    Guy using the laptop on table:
    “So for Cyber Monday I’m totally getting a new hard drive, a usb-powered fan, maybe a new bluetooth… ooh, and probably a solar-powered toy car. Here, let me show you!”

    Girl bundled up:
    Immediately fakes sleeping.


  16. - zatoichi - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:26 pm:

    My pre-law professor said this will really boost the resume.


  17. - Dizzy Cow - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:28 pm:

    Wait, this isn’t the line for Supertramp tickets?


  18. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:29 pm:

    “Don’t wait for it to happen. Don’t even want it to happen. Just watch what does happen…. That streetlight is going to turn off anytime.”


  19. - 47th Ward - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:33 pm:

    The glamorous life of a political operative.

    You’d think these people would be the strongest advocates for a June primary, wouldn’t you?


  20. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:33 pm:

    “My turn? … ‘I’m going to wait in line to file petitions for the House Dems and I brought an Apple, bowling ball, cigarettes, donuts, an easel, flyers, grapes,… and a hampster’ …”


  21. - wordslinger - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:40 pm:

    “Im in charge….”

    “No, I’m in charge….”


  22. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:41 pm:

    “How will we know when it’s close to 8? The House GOP will JUST be rolling up … THEN … it’s close to 8″


  23. - Rich Miller - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:42 pm:

    ===Can someone help me with this? If filing needs to be done by 8am, why camp out that early? Why not just show up at 7am? ===

    Fear, paranoia, tradition and perhaps a strain of sadism.


  24. - Wendy C - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:42 pm:

    Who told you this was a perk for campaign operatives??


  25. - Ace Matson - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:44 pm:

    This will get me a judgeship from Madigan and Burke!!!


  26. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:46 pm:

    “And then … the Great Election Pumpkin rises from the Petition Patch … and through the doorway, and picks out only the most worthy petitons as first in line … “


  27. - Cal Skinner - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:47 pm:

    I filled very early for a June, 1966, primary.

    It was cold in the early hours of March.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 1:49 pm:

    “Is it a person”

    “yes”

    “Is it Speaker Madigan?”

    (Pause)

    “Ok, I got another one …”


  29. - OneMan - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 2:00 pm:

    == Fear, paranoia, tradition and perhaps a strain of sadism. ==

    AKA Politics


  30. - The Captain - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 2:01 pm:

    I don’t care what anybody says, this is still better than having to cut the apple.


  31. - Statesman - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 2:08 pm:

    I am a p-o-l-i-t-i-c-a-l o-p-e-r-a-t-i-v-e!


  32. - L.S. - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 2:09 pm:

    “Is it a person”

    “yes”

    “Is it Speaker Madigan?”

    (Pause)

    “Ok, I got another one …”

    Contest Over


  33. - OneMan - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 2:21 pm:

    My dad said I would have been better off majoring in Computer Science, but I told him history majors can change the world.

    You going to finish those cheetos?


  34. - MrJM - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 2:25 pm:

    “And they said I’d never get a job with a liberal arts degree…”

    – MrJM


  35. - Highland, IL - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 2:25 pm:

    Ex-Governor Blagojevich earning a little walking around money before his upcoming staycation.


  36. - Aldyth - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 2:38 pm:

    It was this or hammer in election signs all over the burbs in July.


  37. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 2:57 pm:

    The board of elections and the party organizations should turn this into some kind of midnight madness celebration.
    Throw in some washed up bands, deep-fried food and a beer tent and you’ve got yourself a made to order Springfield tradition.


  38. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 3:18 pm:

    Thanks L.S.

    wordslinger - the fightin’ “in-charge” … classic!


  39. - Anonymour - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 3:22 pm:

    ESTRAGON:
    Charming spot. Inspiring prospects. Let’s go.
    VLADIMIR:
    We can’t.
    ESTRAGON:
    Why not?
    VLADIMIR:
    We’re waiting for Godot.
    ESTRAGON:
    (despairingly). Ah! (Pause.) You’re sure it was here?


  40. - Apple - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 3:37 pm:

    8:00AM November 28, 2011

    Staffer: “I’ll take a white iPhone 5, please!”

    ILBOE: “Sorry, but…


  41. - Thoughts... - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 4:49 pm:

    ===It was this or hammer in election signs all over the burbs in July. ===

    Don’t be silly - we’ll have that volunteer opportunity for you as well!


  42. - D.P. Gumby - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 4:55 pm:

    Rich Miller goes to the extreme to get the story first on campaign filings!


  43. - Skeeter - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 4:59 pm:

    People camping out for a political cause, but yet nobody is pepper spraying them. Strange dat.


  44. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 5:38 pm:

    The spies who came in from the cold.


  45. - Vote Quimby! - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 6:16 pm:

    “Everyone on Facebook thinks I’m stupid…”


  46. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 7:55 pm:

    (Bleep)

    “Hey, we got an email …”

    “What does it say?”

    “Leave the petitions, take the … cannoli?”

    “Must be Spam”


  47. - One to the Dome - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 9:50 pm:

    hey can you play “Soul Fingers” by the Bar-Kays again?


  48. - One to the Dome - Monday, Nov 28, 11 @ 9:52 pm:

    1). Are we going to Church?
    2). This is Church!


  49. - Marty - Tuesday, Nov 29, 11 @ 10:26 am:

    “Occupy 1020″ the latest offshoot of the OWS movement.


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