Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Question of the day
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Friday, Sep 27, 2013

* Mary Ann Ahern

Thx @GovernorQuinn for stopping by WLS Radio with @John_Kass #lawmakerspay

Kass asked Quinn if lawmakers should be forced to stand in line in public to get their paychecks so the media could photograph them. Quinn laughed and kinda dodged the question.

* Mary Ann’s photo

* The Question: Caption?

Funniest commenter wins a new Statehouse mobile app that will be launched very soon.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - walkinfool - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:35 am:

    “Where are all my little notes to myself?”

  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:36 am:

    Pat Quinn: “Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News. At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars. The spectroscope indicates the gas to be hydrogen and moving towards the earth with enormous velocity. Professor Pierson of the Observatory at Princeton confirms Farrell’s observation, and describes the phenomenon as ‘quote’ like a jet of blue flame shot from a gun ‘unquote’. We now return you to the music of Ramón Raquello, playing for you in the Meridian Room of the Park Plaza Hotel, situated in downtown New York…”

  3. - WTF - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:37 am:

    Is that the “lucky tie”?

  4. - Re-Pete - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:38 am:

    Rejected idea for the Howard Stern Show: Governors Gone Wild.

  5. - 47th Ward - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:39 am:

    Mary Ann Ahern tweets a selfie, and if you look closely, you can see her Quinn.

  6. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:41 am:

    “If I have to hear one more word about Greece, beer can chicken or soccer I’m going after this guy’s paycheck next…”

  7. - Living in Machiaville - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:41 am:

    The “King’s Speech”?….mmm not so much.

  8. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:43 am:

    Pat Quinn: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, this is Drew Pearson. We bring you this special radio-television broadcast to give you the latest information on the landing of the “space ship” in Washington. Government and Defense Departmental officials are concerned by reports of panic in several large Eastern cities. I am authorized to assure you that so far there is no reasonable cause for alarm. The rumors ofinvading armies and mass destruction are based on hysteria and are absolutely false. I repeat — these rumors are absolutely false!

    The ship, designed for travel outside the earth’s atmosphere, landed in Washington today at 3:47 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. We still don’t know
    where it came from, but I can reveal that military leaders are considering two possibilities; that it came from some unfriendly power here on earth — or that it actually arrived from another planet…”

  9. - Robo - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:43 am:

    I swear, I just had my veto pen right here. This isn’t funny guys!

  10. - OneMan - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:47 am:

    Governor Quinn was 90% of the way through his oral history of Cheap Trick an Illinois Band Fine and True before MaryAnn had the hart to tell him that WLS 890 and stopped playing music many years ago.

  11. - Mr. Jim Lahey - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:48 am:

    “Yo man, I ain’t got no snare in my headphones.”

  12. - Downstate Weed Chewing Hick - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:50 am:

    Wait a minute. I’m not here to answer your questions. I’m here to do that cinnamon thing again.

  13. - OneMan - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:51 am:

    Pat Quinn is disappointed when Mary Ann informs him he can not withhold everyone’s pay at WLS until they re-hire Larry Lujack.

  14. - Jake From Elwood - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:51 am:

    The Governor proves he can look just as uneasy behind a radio microphone as he does behind a podium.

  15. - Just Watching - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:51 am:

    “Why Yes, I did expect the reaction to be less painful and as productive as my reception at the State Fair in 2012. However, I do strive to exceed my past accomplishments at every opportunity.”

  16. - Anonymous - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:52 am:

    “Ladies and gentlemen, it appears that Governor Pat Quinn has actually nodded off during our interview. Apparently, ‘working night and day’ for the good people of Illinois has finally caught up with him.”

  17. - wordslinger - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 10:55 am:

    “The Tribbie edit board and John Kass like me? What have I done?”

  18. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:06 am:

    Mary Ann Ahern: Now it’s time… for Pat Quinn’s secret message for you members of the Glorious Leader’s ‘Secret Circle’. Remember, kids, only members of Glorious Leader Pat Quinn’s ‘Secret Circle’ can decode Pat’s secret message.

    Remember, the Glorious Leader is depending… on you.

    Set your pins to B-2.

    Here is the message.

    12. 11. 2. 25. 14. 11. 18.

    16. 23. 3. 25.

    That’s a message from Pat Quinn himself.

    Remember, don’t tell anyone. “

  19. - The DuPage Bard - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:06 am:

    Thanks for the invite Mary Ann, this is very exciting for me. I’ve always been told I’ve had a face for radio.

  20. - Old Shepherd - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:09 am:

    “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!”

  21. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:11 am:

    To play off Willy’s post above:


    A crummy commercial? Sonofa…

  22. - x ace - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:12 am:

    ” Please Governor, keep both hands on the table”

    ” Mr. Kass is just doing his job”

    ” On the table, Governor, hands on the table”

    ” Remain seated ! Sit Down ! Stop Governor ! ”

    ” Security ! Help ! Run John, Run ! Security ! “

  23. - Carl Nyberg - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:15 am:

    Should the audience be allowed to vote columnists out of a job? Vote to sack the editorial writers?

    I might buy a Trib subscription for that power.

  24. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:22 am:

    h/t to ya - Ron Burgundy -…

    To the Caption,

    Mary Ann Ahern: We’re gonna spin some music while we wait for our next caller, and take a moment to remind everyone listening to make the trip to Springfield for Veto Session. I know a lot of kids would enjoy coming to the Capitol to see a great Pension Solution like Squeezy do his stuff…. also, while we wait for our next caller, we’d like to remind you folks calling in to keep your questions within … the boundaries of good taste.”

  25. - Rolo Tomassi II - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:22 am:

    “Mary Ann,Mary Ann, I keep having these terrible terrible nightmares where Dan Rutherford wins the Republican primary and receives AFSCME support in the general election.”

  26. - zatoichi - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:28 am:

    Did he just fall asleep?

  27. - zatoichi - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:32 am:

    Q: Here is my impression of Fahey Flynn.
    M: What?

  28. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:34 am:

    Mary Ann: Governor, your response?

    Pat Quinn: First I plan on appealing, and if that appeal is denied, then I plan on… Baba Booey, Baba Booey …

    Mary Ann: (Takes off headphones, picture) Governor, really?

  29. - Old Shepherd - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:34 am:

    “Les Nessman again reminds listeners that he is a five-time recipient of the prestigious ‘Silver Soy’ award.”

  30. - Empty Suit - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:39 am:

    The Incredible Shrinking Governor

  31. - OneMan - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:41 am:

    As the Governor continued to talk about the early work of Bob Sirrot as well as recreating every single occurrence of Animal Stories he managed to put even himself to asleep

  32. - Amuzing Myself - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:41 am:

    Mic on? Good. Now let’s start governing! You got the press release from my office, right? You know…someone once affectionately nicknamed me Soy Boy…

  33. - siriusly - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:43 am:

    47 - you have outdone yourself

  34. - siriusly - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:45 am:

    “Where is that will of the people? I had it right here . . .”

  35. - A guy... - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:49 am:

    Darn, I just got a tweet from my bank. It looks like I got a big deposit whether I want it or not.

  36. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:51 am:

    “Read between the lines. I just don’t like paying people.”

  37. - Bluefish - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:53 am:

    PQ: I’m appealing.
    MA: Trust me Governor, you’re not appealing at all.

  38. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:54 am:

    “We appear to have lost Governor Quinn due to ah, technical difficulties. Back in a minute with WLS Weather and Traffic!”

  39. - Northsider - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 12:26 pm:

    (PQ takes a deep breath, then speaks): “Of course, John; you are as clever as Royko.”

    But I nominate Old Shepherd @ 11:09 as the front-runner so far.

  40. - Precinct Captain - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 12:29 pm:

    Governor Quinn visits Blowhard City

  41. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 12:42 pm:

    Governor Quinn brings back “Americana Panorama” by wrapping up his story about working with Speaker Madigan by describing himself as “Tied to the Whipping Post” after which Mary Ann plays the Allman Bros live version of the song. (hint, hint, Rich)

  42. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 12:44 pm:

    Governor Quinn explains his process of turning the lemonade of his legislative pay veto in to the lemons of lost appeals.

  43. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 1:01 pm:

    “Mary Ann, after the commmercial, I want to grandstand, then go on a Populist tangent, then go into how I gave up my check, and end with something like ‘Do you get paid if you don’t do your job’ kinda zinger… I have my script, so…”

  44. - woodchuck - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 1:08 pm:

    PQ takes a deep breath, concentrates hard, and prepares to do his Jimmy Shorts impersonation, but only remembers the “you’re an idiot” line.

  45. - Ah Ha - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 1:15 pm:

    Wow I didn’t know that crow tasted that good

  46. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 1:19 pm:

    (reading, scratches head, reads again)

    Quinn: John, Mary Ann, yeah, I am not getting a paycheck and I could use some cash I guess, but I keep reading “this” you gave me, it sounds awfully like a commercial, not a public service announcement…”If. you. are. looking. for. a. place. for. lunch. look. no. further. than. the. Greek. Isles. the. Greek. Isles. lunch. as. its. suppose. to. be.”, guys, that is a commercial …

  47. - Exhausted - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 1:27 pm:

    PQ “Now as all of you on the radio can see from my graph, as the State of Illinois taxes..excuse, fee enhances you more and spends more we are actually increasing your income by a 2 to 1 margin. Look here now on the x axis how, because of the Squeeze put on business, they will be able to hire more people creating a larger share of unemployment to be bifurcated into those who used to work vs. those who no longer work. Please Mary Ann, hold this additional chart up a little higher so that your listeners can see…

  48. - Anonymour - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    Governor Quinn looks under the table, in search of Squeezey. Squeezey has now been missing for 17 weeks.

  49. - Casual observer - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 2:33 pm:

    MA: Mr. governor, we’d like to invite you in for an interview.

    PQ: A job interview? That might not be a bad idea right now. Let’s just not talk about how a Governor who knowingly violates the constitution can be impeached. The Speaker may be listening.

  50. - Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 2:50 pm:

    That was meant to read above “…DOLLars…”

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* McCann denies he resigned from the SGOP caucus, threatens legal action over access to "key resources"
* Question of the day
* It's just a bill
* Biss appears to backtrack on his pledge to "elect the Democratic nominee for governor whoever that person is"
* Schock appeal roundup
* Dorothy Brown to join long line of candidates running for mayor
* *** UPDATED x1 *** What's Rauner doing in Europe?
* *** UPDATED x1 - Pritzker camp responds *** Rauner campaign claims Dem shenanigans with McCann
* No, Rauner didn't "forget" about UIC yesterday
* Maybe some movement in the Senate on gun dealer licensing, but not yet in the House
* After seven months of federal mediation, WIU faculty authorize strike
* Illinois Legislators: Make Health Coverage Fair by Supporting HB 4146
* My eyes! It burns!
* "I can’t ask people in the private sector to do it if I won’t as well"
* *** UPDATED x7 - Bill Brady, Pat Brady, Ives, Durkin, DGA, ILGOP, Pritzker, Rauner respond - Brady accepts caucus resignation *** Sen. Sam McCann announces for governor as Conservative Party candidate
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...









* Morning Spin: Rauner administration calls effor.....
* 'Off-shore' hiring prevention bill passes House..
* 'Off-shore' hiring prevention bill passes House.....
* McCann Running Third Party Against Rauner..
* McCann Running Third Party Against Rauner - Alt.....
* McCann joins intense race for governor - Jackso.....
* New Candidate Enters Illinois Governor's Race -.....
* Prep boys golf: Hascup, Williams lead Vacaville.....
* McCann: Rauner is a "pathological liar" - Illin.....
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' outbreak.....

* Indiana prison guard helps save infant choking on food
* Illinois unemployment levels hit lowest point in a decade
* Toyota Park to be renamed SeatGeek Stadium
* Officer still faces firing for fatal shooting of teen, woman
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' makes $20K monthly
* Gary school district's manager looks to cut perhaps 60 jobs
* Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants
* April rural bankers survey drops slightly in April
* The Latest: Trump administration vows to fight injunction
* Illinois plan: Replace armed school officers with therapists

* Report: Improvements to veterans home could cost $265M
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' outbreak makes $20K monthly
* Bill: Put therapists, not armed security, in Illinois schools
* Presidential library publishes digital archive of papers from Lincoln's first 33 years
* McCann to run for governor as Conservative Party candidate
* Duckworth, daughter make Senate history
* Report: Raoul hired ex-state worker convicted in fraud case
* Central Illinois couple suing DCFS over handgun ban at home day cares
* Meet the Springfield Fire Department's first female division chief
* Meet the Springfield's Fire Department's first ever female division chief

* Dorothy Brown's mysterious move for mayor
* Margo Georgiadis in talks to leave Mattel: report
* Blue Cross' parent learns to live with Obamacare—and make some money, too
* Blue Cross' parent learns to live with Obamacare—and make some money, too
* Will McCann take votes away from Rauner—or Pritzker?

* Man shot during robbery on Northwest Side
* Woman sexually assaulted in Lake View apartment courtyard
* Woman sexually abused in Ravenswood Manor
* Boy wounded in West Englewood shooting
* Man stabbed in Humboldt Park attempted robbery
* Woman killed in Lake View hit-and-run crash: police
* Man fatally shot on South Side: police
* Dear Abby: Social group refuses to let my daughter in
* CPD: Cops will have 40 hours of training every year by 2021
* Blackhawks’ Duclair reaches out to young goalie who was victim of racial slur

* Woman sexually assaulted on Brown Line platform in Ravenswood Manor
* Man told girlfriend he was followed just before fatal shooting
* Police: Man sexually assaulted women in two reported attacks on Southwest Side
* Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Newt Gingrich speak, not spar, at Judson University's 2018 World Leaders Forum in Elgin
* In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn's 'judgment issues'
* Shooter fires through window of north Florida restaurant, kills 2 deputies
* Mourning Spurs aren't able to win one for Pop: 'It's not an easy day to be here'
* Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed
* Alabama executes Walter Moody, the oldest inmate put to death in the modern era
* Trump hires Rudy Giuliani amid mounting legal turmoil over Russia

» April 19, 2018 - Full Show
» Court Sides With Sanctuary Cities In Fight Over Grants
» 4-H Students And Robotics; Advanced Manufacturing In Bloomington-Normal; Miller Park Zoo
» State Senator Announces Bid For Illinois Governor
» Spring Gardening Tips From The Chicago Botanic Garden
» Gay Illinois Teacher Sparks Debate With Tolerance Talk
» Gubernatorial Candidates Have Fence-Mending Ahead
» April 18, 2018 - Full Show
» Moms Group Pushes For Gun Bill Override
» Illinois Lawmakers Urge Redistricting Re-Do Ahead of Midterm Election

* Report: Improvements to veterans home could cost $265M
* Rauner's point person on Legionnaires' outbreak makes $20K monthly
* Thumbs Up: To women who break down barriers
* Guest View: New bill would set a dangerous precedent for cybersecurity in Illinois
* Eugene Robinson: Trump's foreign policy is more like international lurching
* Bill: Put therapists, not armed security, in Illinois schools
* Presidential library publishes digital archive of papers from Lincoln's first 33 years
* McCann to run for governor as Conservative Party candidate
* Duckworth, daughter make Senate history
* On the Road with Rick Holmes: Show the national parks some love

* Barbara Garrison
* William 'Paw Paw' Fossie
* Doyle Leon Parr
* Karen Blakely
* Erie Rosson
* Alice Faye Mayberry
* Watch as winner is chosen in Steeleville's $1.5 million Queen of Hearts raffle
* PHOTOS: Take Back The Night in Decatur
* There’s finally a winner in Steeleville’s $1.5 million Queen of Hearts raffle
* 'Embrace your voice': Take Back the Night participants speak out against sexual violence

* First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president
* In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'
* With new arena near, Bucks seek elusive playoff series win
* Americans reflect on legal pot ahead of 420 holiday
* LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Kershaw; Riggleman takes over

* Underwood to get help from national group ...
* Botanic garden getting $200000 to protect ...
* Shimkus apprehensive after military strike...
* Luis Gutiérrez pide investigar a Allegiant...
* Botanic Garden Getting $200000 to Protect ...
* Redemption: After 25 years behind bars, Gu...
* Jewish leader refuses to debate BDS with y...
* Shimkus apprehensive after military strike...
* AWKWARD: These tweets from Dems (and a cer...
* Redemption: After 25 years behind bars, Gu...

* Infants now permitted on Senate floor, in ......
* Emanuel wins court ruling in sanctuary cit......
* Dick Durbin repeats smear of conservatives......
* Dick Durbin Pays Tribute to Kimmel for 'Ti......
* Senate Committee Advances BPD Chief's Nomi......

* Tammy Duckworth Makes Senate History (Agai......
* Tammy Duckworth Makes History By Taking Ne......
* Few mothers could do what Tammy Duckworth ......
* Sen. Tammy Duckworth bring baby to Senate ......
* Sen. Tammy Duckworth's Infant Daughter Mak......

* Read the great Reader stories nominated for journalism awards Thursday
* Whatever happened to the 'cannabis candidate'?
* Brown wants to be mayor; can she win 2019 election before being indicted?
* Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
* Dispensary block parties, THC dinners, and more 4/20-friendly events
* Chicago students plan another walkout Friday despite suspension threat
* Definitive proof (?) that the 13th of each month will most likely fall on a Friday
* When have U.S. missiles done anything for children?
* The strange love affair between Illinois pro-gun Congressman Rodney Davis and the IEA.
* With FCC approval, all systems are go for Starlink global internet

* IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters
* Governor Rauner activates State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield
* February Flooding Information
* IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather
* Governor issues state disaster proclamation for flooding in Iroquois, Kankakee, Vermilion Counties

* Photos: Cold War ZX Spectrum clones spawned behind the Iron Curtain
* Amazon now lets you create Alexa skills without a single line of code
* iPhone X 2018 LCD variant details, Honor 10 leaks & more – Pocketnow Daily
* Sharp’s 70-inch 8K TV is shipping this month for €11,199
* Robot builds an Ikea chair. Everyone goes nuts.
* Google Play is hosting a disturbing amount of cryptocurrency malware
* Google leaves Allo for dead, shifting its focus on Android Messages and universal ‘Chat’ technology

* Rutherford, Adolfo among top performers
* White Sox Minor League Update: April 19, 2018
* Thompson's career circles back to South Side
* Trayce in, Tyler out
* Trayce in, Tyler out
* Trayce Thompson returns, Saladino traded to the Brewers
* White Sox trade Saladino, acquire Thompson

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller