I think you are missing the Solution Quinn is working for. As far as i can tell The only solution he is looking for is how not to give a concession speech on 11/4/14. Everything else is just mundane i mean who cares about leading.
I know why Quinn is doing it, and I understand it “polls well”, and it keeps Quinn “fighting for the people”.
I am not naive to the political, and what you Post has truth.
At some point,… at some point, a Governor needs to “be governor”, and even when Rod was at his worst, and at his most petty, and when Rod would do things that made many people’s stomach’s churn… Rod never tried to re-write the roles of the Co-Equal branches for politcal points. Never.
I hear ya, point taken, but not going all Pollyanna, but asking, when will Pat Quinn, just be Governor? I think I know that answer, but I guess I would hope Quinn could suprise us all(?)
I know you aren’t naive. Have been reading this blog long enough to know that. I meant that kind of tongue in cheek. I agree with you it disgusts me when politicians of any party and any philosophy care more about their next election then actually leading.
I think i am the naive one that thinks you should lead and then let the voters decide based on your leadership whether you should get another term or not. Quinn to me has been one of the worst of the lot. Blago was bad and i disagreed with his leadership but compared to Quinn Blago looks like Patton.
All good. I was more admonishing myself, while I stand by my Post, I should have also looked through the same prism as Pat Quinn does, to give my post some equal time. No worries, much respect.
===Imagine what a Gov. Rauner would do with the power Quinn claims.===
All those cheering Pat Quinn need to realize very quickly, there was a possiblility a future governor might do the Legislature this same extortion for somethng you are against.
It’s all not about today, but all the tomorrows other governors might face the possibility to extort.
Cheer away if you must, but remember, it always comes back around, and you might not like it so much then.
- facts are stubborn things - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 12:02 pm:
@- Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 27, 13 @ 11:50 am:
=Cheer away if you must, but remember, it always comes back around, and you might not like it so much then.=
Yes, what goes around comes around. Those that want to diminish pensions (disregarding the plain intent of the IL Constitution) will find themselves being next. We must uphold the “rule of Law” or we will find we are standing on a house of cards.