The candidate’s given name or names, initial or initials, nickname by which the candidate is commonly known, or a combination thereof, may be used in addition to the candidate’s surname. No other designation such as a political slogan, title, degree or nickname suggesting or implying possession of a title, degree or professional status, or similar information may be used in connection with the candidate’s surname.
[10 ILCS 5/7-10.2, 7-17(b), 8-8.1, 10-5.1, 16-3(e)]
Top Ten Rejected Oswego Willy Campaign Slogans
1) Lost Hope? Vote the Dope!
2) Don’t be Silly-Vote Willy!
3) You thought Quinn was a joke?
4) Free Golf on Election Day!
5) Tax Cuts for Bloggers!
6) Floating toward a new Illinois!
7) Endorsed by Tom Cross-not!
8) A cannoli in every kitchen!
9) Oswego Forward to the Future!
As you know I have been thrusted into the fray for the Office of Governor and I have been told you are interested in … let me get this straight…’Loottenent Governor’ on my write-in ticket.
After painstaking seconds, nay, almost a minute and a half, I have decided to go in a different direction with a running mate. The Birdhouses and wooden totem poles are very nice, and you seem to have them ready pretty quickly, my decision is final so please stop with the tweets about ‘BFF’ and all.
Good luck with that new Monopoly game you are trying to take to market. Still, as I reiterated in my Restraining Order to you, clear the names throught the …’Banker-Lawyer’ … your Dad was kind enough to let you have around.
Best wishes, and please stop with the contact, per the court order.
If I were working for me …I would tell me to think about a different career, move out of state, change your name, your dog’s name, your shoelaces, and that ridiculous Pirate Patch I wear that I don’t need…
Come on why worry about Oppo research. Pretty Sure Willy never headed a bank that got federal bailouts, doesn’t have a father and brother as mayor of Chicago, and has a pulse. That is pretty much all you need to be better than PQ ain’t it??
As far as the R side does it matter what they find?? With the maybe exception of Rutherford the rest of them would only help him if they challenged him. As in “hey it could be worse you could elect Bill Brady”.
We need a field operation. You started all of us down this path of disater, that is still better than “Anybody”, but worse than all the announced candidates….so, when you recruit the organization, tell them you have no idea what I will do if I win, but … honestly… can the others say they know 100% what they are going to do either?
Here’s part of your platform. Promise to solve the pension problem … by rehiring all the retired workers. No money going out of the pension funds and more money going in. As a plus, you’ll get people who know how the agencies are actually supposed to function … which is more than can be said for the first several years of the Blago administration.
As to where you come up with the money to pay the new salaries …. you’ll probably have to raise taxes, but don’t tell them that until after the election. Then you can promise all the new tax money will be used for “services” instead of to fund the pensions.
Woah! I was thinking about runnig like Rauner and not say anything, and governing like Cross and just work around my golf schedule …(j/k)
To your post for the brief second of no snark…
The serious problems of government in Illinois do not include the actual state workres, as a whole, be they appointees, holdovers, career agency folk, and the blue collar state workers who do their job without complaint or issue.
It all boils down to leadership in the General Assembly, the Mansion, and the wasting of opportunity after opportuinity to makes things better. Its not a partisan problem.
to the Mocking …
Will this make Oswego the center of all things Illinois Government too? That would be fun.
I will sy this, first, thanks, but more importantly, second, the talent, the honest talent found here, not the newspaper post boards with Facebook and ranting, but here … there is enough talent here to run a very credible state government. Many here are doing just that, many are out of government focused on other endeavors in and out of government, and those with no government experience and they keep up with those inside speaks vloumes to how great this place is, and it should give solace that if the ship get set right, it will be back sailing for a better future.
That is why no newspaper, partisan blog, or national website can’t compare …
To the snark …
- Norseman -,
Run this campaign like “Resovoir Dogs”, allowing everyone anonymity. Seems to work on the Rich’s site well enough.
I’m a retired state employee and the 1:58 pm post was written with tongue firmly in cheek. But you have to admit it SOUNDS like a serious policy position that might work, until you start to analyze it …
Back to the non-serious commenting … if you’re writing off Chicago voters from the start, you could campaign on moving non-public contact state workers out of Chicago to cheaper facilities to save money. You would appear fiscally responsible. You don’t have to tell them you plan for that location to be Oswego, and that all the CapFax advisers already have taken options on the available properties.
J. Pierrepont Finch is one of my favorite characters, no snark.
- Mason Born -,
The bar is LOW for anyone to hurdle, and I ahve a bad wheel this week to boot!
- wordslinger -,
As I *cough* *cough* step down from my role from the Con$ulting Firm to explore this opportunity, I hope you take on a larger role with - AA - and continue to aid the compaign with great ideas like that campaign song and slogans/tag lines.
Sounds good. Remember, on Rauner Two, use that time to Bill Rauner for Governor, say … at the clip of the cost of fuel and pilots …and since I am *cough* no longer with the Con$ulting Firm, a confilct should be averted.
Do they serve peanuts in a packet on the plane? i might need a snack…
I am on a bad whell here so walking is probably out, but the “maverick” point, I don’t need to re-invent the wheel, just smooth the edges so it rolls(?) I am hoping to recruit - Todd - to protect me from the already elected officals waiting to jump me, since - Todd - is out my way, being in Kendall County and all, - Todd - can carry and I am fine.
Well, I have something in common with Dillard;
A Madigan ruined my “Announcement” (with Cullerton)
Ther is land out Oswego way, or even by that 3rd Airport that is this/close to happening …If you want to handle “facilities review” for the campaign let - AA - know what makes most sense *cough* Oswego … oh, excuse me.
- Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Jul 30, 13 @ 7:41 pm:
I REALLY enjoy OW’s Comments, but let’s not get carried away; besides, why just settle for small potatoes like Gov. of Illinois? Willy’d, no doubt, do FAR better and accomplish much MORE as POTUS! Plenty of time for THAT–he could even start planning the Campaign now…!
I was going to write my granddaughters name on the ticket because up to now her 6 yr old view of things is far more intelligent than the “adults” running. But if Willy would accept her for LtGov, he has my vote.
After the election I wonder how many write in votes for Willy there will be.
I think we are running a “Rauner Campaign of Ignorance” on issues, so please Bill the Con$ulting Firm if you want us to use these to get your fee, but…
I would suggest you tell the Con$ulting Firm, which I am no longer *cough* a member of, that you will take DOUBLE the fee agreed, if you - RNUG -, burn this list and never speak of actual platform again.
Go with the latter, I mean in reality, Rauner is funding the Con$ulting Firm who is paying the Accounts Payable …right?
List? What list? “I know nothing” … just don’t transpose the account numbers I sent for the funds transfer.
A bit of free advice: I think a Rauner style campaign is a sure loser. If you’re going to lose anyway, you should have fun doing so. I think you should try a “Ross Perot on steroids” campaign approach; think of the fun you could have making outrageous statements …