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Monday, Feb 27, 2012

* You people are boring me to death today. Or, maybe I’m boring you with too many budget posts. I’ll put up some political stuff later today, but until then…

That’s Chrysler President and CEO Sergio Marchionne with Gov. Pat Quinn.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

62 Comments
  1. - wndycty - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:10 am:

    If he says “It’s everybody in, nobody left out” one more time I am going to barf.


  2. - fed up - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:15 am:

    HMM he gave sears 150million and they are laying off workers I now what I want for Easter.


  3. - Skeeter - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:15 am:

    “Hmm, perhaps a better solution would have been to net 1799 jobs for the state.”


  4. - JoeZ - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:18 am:

    Marchione: “Huh, Quinn’s line that he will karate chop the budget this year is different and interesting. May have to use that one with my board.”


  5. - amalia - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:18 am:

    Sergio…”He’s not the most interesting man in the world.”

    Quinn…”and that reminds me of Sergio Leone….”


  6. - Raising Kane - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:20 am:

    Jeezz Guy….you are killing me with that purple tie….you wear it everyday….please give it a rest.


  7. - Rich Miller - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:20 am:

    Sergio: “His mouth is moving and words are coming out and my English is pretty good, but I don’t understand anything he’s saying.”


  8. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:21 am:

    “No Treasurer Rutherford, I think the Neon is better than Pongee, facebook friends notwithstanding.”

    “I may be confusing everyone, but stay with me …”

    “So, what I am saying is that Chrysler and Illinois are like a couple that was dating, and now we are going to take more steps to get closer to going steady …understand?”

    “You can’t spell ‘win-win’ without Chrysler and Illinois … can’t be done.”

    “These are good jobs, unlike ‘bad’ jobs, like Lt. Governor, no offense Sheila, I know.”

    “I think when you take this partnership, and look at from all sides … Illinois still gets the better end of the deal … Chrysler doesn’t know that yet …”

    “I am really looking forward the concept car I saw last week, the ‘Abe’….”

    “I am not trying to confuse anyone, you guys are just listening way too hard and not following my ‘dot points’ … ”

    “I know Mayor Emanuel is looking to buy some police cars, and I am sure, not to put him on the spot or anything … that Chrysler is Number 1 on his his … right Rahm … not going to get them anywhere else, are ya?”


  9. - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:21 am:

    Marchionne: “I wonder if I can get him to tell me where he bought that gorgeous purple striped tie.”


  10. - Ucster - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:27 am:

    This guy is less relaible than a FIAT.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:29 am:

    “A governor leaves his house at 7:15am from … let’s say, Chicago, and is going 65 miles per hour on I-55. The nameless governor is in a Neon, so he … or she … is pretty happy. The governor arrives at the Capitol, 206 miles away from his starting point … what did this governor have at the Steak and Shake in Bloomington? …See what I mean, the Neon is fantastic!”


  12. - John A Logan - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:30 am:

    I am just so happy to be here at this beautiful Toyota plant today. Ya, know, my grandmother once worked in a Toyota plant during her time living in occupied Japan, and she always said “if it isn’t a Toyota, it isn’t worth a flat soda” now I don’t know what she meant by that, but the I do know that the veterans of the state of Illinois deserve to have a pension plan that brings them to a rendezvous with reality. Now my friends in the general assembly may poo poo the notion that the budget should work for the people, by the people and for the people, but here at Chrysler, they mean business, and so do we. Thank you.


  13. - Wensicia - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:32 am:

    Sergio: “I absolutely refuse to demand my employees wear purple ties!”

    Quinn: “Ok, ok, relax. It was just a suggestion.”


  14. - anonymice - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:33 am:

    Why does he keep saying, “subject to appropriation”? Should I be worried?


  15. - Reality Check - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:35 am:

    Another corporate CEO gets in position to manipulate Pat’s puppet strings.


  16. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:37 am:

    “I look at this plant like a Soy field … every shift Sergio adds, is like another row of Soy being planted.

    What is even better, is that Soy, if Sergio will consider this … could be used to run the cars … by the new …’soy’ … see that … see what I did there …’soy’ rows, …so the Soy rows ‘i.e.’ new workers, are making cars to be run ON Soy … see that … so the Soy rows, make Soy cars, for the Soy state …”


  17. - Retired Non-Union Guy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:39 am:

    Sergio: “I wonder if he would shut up and sit down if I gave him a new car”


  18. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:41 am:

    Come farla dice ‘flip-flop’?


  19. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:42 am:

    Sergio thoughts get interrupted: ‘I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s…His hair was perfect’….. Hold it! What did this guy just say?


  20. - Irish - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:47 am:

    PQ - “So now I do Tai Chai. It helps me concentrate and focus. It puts me in touch with my with my ying… or is it my yang..? You start like this and then you move your hand out here…….”

    Sergio- “We got to get pictures of this guy in a Ford. People are connecting him with us and we are losing. We need dancing rats.”


  21. - Ghost of John Brown - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:53 am:

    “Why the heck is this guy talking about soybeans”?

    https://capitolfax.com/2011/01/21/another-classic-quinn-ramble/


  22. - Aurelius - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:53 am:

    “Hmmm . . . a new ‘green’ engine that runs on hot air . . . .”


  23. - Foxfire - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:55 am:

    Sergio - “Hmmmm…that light shade of purple in Fozzie’s tie might look good on a Fiat 500.”


  24. - Allen Skillicorn - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 11:57 am:

    “That’s sounds great, but do his trains run on time?”


  25. - ChitownHV - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:02 pm:

    The Quinn tie: http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=12301&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FAll_Ties%2Easp&pg=4&categoryIds=31,16,70&optionValueIds=


  26. - wordslinger - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:02 pm:

    SM: “Geez, how did I end up with this view? When this guy backs up, I bet he goes ‘beep-beep-beep.’”

    “Seriously, why am I sitting here? When this guy hauls butt he has to make two trips.”


  27. - PQ's Primary Opponent - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:02 pm:

    SO, I then had little difficulty in getting Cullerton to agree to cancel both of our subscriptions to Chicago Magazine. But the editor did assure me that next year they are going to do a top 200 most powerful and he promised that I would make that list.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:03 pm:

    “…with the Speed Rail coming to Illinois, my number one goal as governor will be to eliminate all the cars I can from the road as quickly as possible.

    I want to be the “no car” governor.

    Rail …is the future and if you want to hitch your wagon to .. cars …be my guest. As for me, I see Illinois completely shunning cars in the future.”


  29. - Cook County Commoner - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:03 pm:

    Sergio: “And they think Europe is in trouble?”


  30. - Concerned Voter - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:08 pm:

    Sergio - “If only this was the guy we had to deal with in our takeover of Chrysler, we could have gotten an even sweeter deal, ……..maybe we can take over this whole state?”


  31. - Boone Logan Square - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:10 pm:

    “The Governor Quinn. You’ll never forget the first time you see one.”


  32. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:15 pm:

    I don’t drive 2 Cadillacs. I don’t have a Chrysler now, either, but I did have a Rambler. Let me tell you about that Rambler.


  33. - LINK - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:21 pm:

    “Don Corleone ponders exactly what Professor Soy is saying about Sonny during his budget chopping seminar…”


  34. - Jake From Elwood - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:25 pm:

    The manufacturer of Dodge watches the master of dodgery.


  35. - Bman - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:29 pm:

    Don’t pay any attention to the man behind the curtain!


  36. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:43 pm:

    Did you ever have that unnerving feeling that there was someone behind you, watching everything you did?


  37. - formerWRMNpolitics - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:45 pm:

    Marchionne: I’ve listened to this guy for the past 10 minutes and I can feel my brain cells dying.


  38. - Irish - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 12:56 pm:

    PQ - ” Now I gotta stand here like this and provide filler for Miller. I wonder why he put me up here on a blah Monday just to take up space?”

    Sergio -” Just think I could be watching the 500. But noooo I had to get caught in this stupid picture. Hmmmm…..do we have any cars in that race?”


  39. - Hola Senor - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:05 pm:

    Pat Quinn speaks at Monday’s Bankrupt Anonymous meeting.


  40. - Dooley Dudright - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:15 pm:

    PQ: “Does this mean I get to govern by Fiat?”


  41. - 47th Ward - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:31 pm:

    Just a few minutes ago backstage, Sergio was humming one of my favorite Bugs Bunny tunes, it goes like this:

    “Don’t be a moron, don’t spit on the floor. Use the cuspidor, that’s what it’s for.”

    Sergio, I’m sure it sounds different in Italian but trust me, that’s a Loony Tunes classic. I should know, I watched a lot of cartoons before I became governor.


  42. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:36 pm:

    Sergio: “We are making progress. Now instead of getting “have your people talk to my people,” he is trying to communicate with me via an audience.”


  43. - OneMan - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:37 pm:

    Perhaps we should use him instead of the supermodel in those new Fiat commercials…

    or

    I wonder if he bores them up at the Ford plant in Chicago like this…


  44. - D.P. Gumby - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:38 pm:

    Sergio: “Hmm…suddenly our Italian government looks very stable and rational…maybe Illinois could be a new home for Berlusconi….”


  45. - Lefty - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:40 pm:

    If I can get three more ties just like the one I am wearing I will be set for the rest of my life. Now that is the kind of sacrifice I am talking about in this budget!


  46. - OneMan - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:40 pm:

    Not one one of the two hundred most powerful people in Chicago, geese he isn’t one of the 200 most powerful people on this stage…


  47. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:48 pm:

    Sergio: “And some people have accused ME of having an ‘unusual’ management style?”


  48. - OneMan - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 1:56 pm:

    Wait I was told this plant had water access…


  49. - He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 2:00 pm:

    “Good Lord, Rich Miller thinks his bloggers are boring! I’ll trade places with him in a minute!!!”


  50. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 2:00 pm:

    “I don’t think this is Chris Christie … maybe? … thought he was bigger … he looks great … the weight loss … wait …am I in New Jersey today or tomorrow? … think its tomorrow … Geez, this is Quinn … man, thought it was Christie for a minute …


  51. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 2:01 pm:

    Sergio: “Hmmm…I think I had better reconsider my promise to recommend him to Jeremy Clarkson for a guest spot on his show. I do not know whether the BBC are quite ready for this type of comedy.”


  52. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 2:08 pm:

    Sergio: “When he asked what I’ve done for a living, I guess I should have mentioned that Algroup and SGS Group are not located in ‘Lake’ Zurich and Geneva, Illnois. Ooops!”


  53. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 2:13 pm:

    Sergio: “In keeping with Illinois tradition, I suppose I should have been polite and fibbed about my resume…to dumb it down a bit.”


  54. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 2:14 pm:

    Sergio: “Veni, vidi, vici…and it wasn’t even half as difficult as I thought it would be.”


  55. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 2:42 pm:

    About 15 minutes into his remarks, the Governor started to blur and fade, and by the half-hour mark, the only thing visible was his tie.


  56. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 3:03 pm:

    “Quinn … He keeps using that word, ‘inconceivable’ … I do not think it means what he thinks it means…”


  57. - jt - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 3:04 pm:

    I’m happy to be at Sears today and the Ford plant tomorrow.


  58. - doc - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 5:24 pm:

    “seriously now-where is the Governor?”


  59. - dumb ol' country boy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 9:58 pm:

    Can you believe it, I bought my Chrysler from Sears, first houses now autos…… Only in the Land of Lincoln!


  60. - dumb ol' country boy - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 10:00 pm:

    Sergio..”That was a little tykes vehicle, Gov. Quinn. Chrysler doesn’t sell out of the catalog!”


  61. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 27, 12 @ 10:26 pm:

    =Did you ever have that unnerving feeling that there was someone behind you, watching everything you did?=

    *pounce*

    (lol.)


  62. - Gutsy Gal - Tuesday, Feb 28, 12 @ 1:39 am:

    Quinn: Thank God for Italians. First Zeke Giorgi saved Chrysler and now Sergio rides in on a Mazerati to steer the company to prosperity. Gotta love those Italians, and pizza too! Pizza party at the Mansion…on Sergio. BYOB/BYOW.


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