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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013

* Hmm. Things are a little slow around here today. So how’s about a caption contest to get the juices flowing? Here’s Rahm Emanuel and Pat Quinn sharing a stage the other day…

- Posted by Rich Miller        

64 Comments
  1. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:53 am:

    I see Bruce there in the gallery. Thumbs up, buddy!


  2. - lovecraft - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:53 am:

    I don’t think your thumb will fit Rahm. Mine’s already in there.


  3. - phocion - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:54 am:

    Governor Quinn looks away in horror as Rahm Emanuel appears following surgery to literally add the head of the CFL to his diminutive frame.


  4. - William j Kelly - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:55 am:

    Publicservant nailed it right out of the box! Contest over for today people!;)


  5. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:56 am:

    “Rahm! How was the Ranch, Rahm? Tell Arne I said hello, will you?”


  6. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:56 am:

    Bye Bye Miss American Pie! Took My Chevy to the Levy but the Levy was Dry.


  7. - Darienite - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:58 am:

    “Pat, let me check which way the wind is blowing.”


  8. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:59 am:

    “Rahm, make sure you say Pat is your favorite governor, like we talked about in Montana. ok?”


  9. - Levois - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:59 am:

    Rich, you mean to tell me that you found a picture of sharing a stage together at Garfield on the Red Line before that line re-opened for service? I can only imagine being in the room with those two guys. I have little idea if I would feel the ice between them!


  10. - The Muse - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:00 am:

    PQ: “I cannot believe you invited him. You promised.”
    RM: “Relax Patty, he writes me big checks.” “Yo BC! Good call on the Carhart!”


  11. - The Muse - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:00 am:

    Ahh Public Servant beat me to it. Nice one good sir.


  12. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:01 am:

    Pat Quinn’s tie is almost as angry as he is.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:04 am:

    “Rahm, Northwestern loves you!”


  14. - Yossarian Lives - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:06 am:

    “Yep, the governor says he’ll take the cinnamon challenge again, but this time with cayenne pepper. Bring it on down!”


  15. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:07 am:

    “Rahm, I am getting an award again, can you introduce me like last time?”


  16. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:10 am:

    “You told Pat we are taking him out, right? Dinner next week?”


  17. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:11 am:

    Rahm: “Little higher… little higher… now move the anvil a bit to the left… There. That’s perfect!”


  18. - Aldyth - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:15 am:

    The large dead carp is for over this way.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:16 am:

    “Is that Rauner for Governor billboard going to be ok there, Mayor Emanuel?”


  20. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:17 am:

    “Release the hounds!”


  21. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:23 am:

    Quinn: “How did I end up at a Rauner event?”


  22. - Dark Side of the Moon - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:32 am:

    One thumb up from the City of Chicago and two stares down from the State of Illinois.


  23. - Stones - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:36 am:

    Sorry - the American Pie reference was me - new computer


  24. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:40 am:

    As you can see, Governor, it is my finger that is missing, not my thumb. Bwah-hahaha!


  25. - Denny Savard - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:44 am:

    “Park Grill for lunch after this shindig? Sounds good. Thumbs up!”


  26. - earl shumaker - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:50 am:

    We bring you the best that Illinois Government has to offer! Lol


  27. - BIG R. Ph - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:52 am:

    Governor, be afraid, be very, very afraid–Rahm


  28. - earl shumaker - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:55 am:

    Of course, when it comes to Illinois state retirees ,we support very strongly the Illinois Constitution when it comes to making sure retiree’s pensions and COLAs are protected


  29. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:00 pm:

    “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!”


  30. - Quizzical - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:03 pm:

    RE: It’s ok Mom, I’ve got my temper under control. I haven’t called this guy a #€+€>% yet even though he’s the worst. #€+€>% I ever met.

    PQ: If that little ballet dancer calls me a #€+€>%, I’m going to deck him. I don’t care how many people are here.


  31. - The End Is Near - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:04 pm:

    “Lois Scott’s doing a great job. Thumbs up all the way. She has my confidence.”


  32. - Irish - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:14 pm:

    Rahm, “Yo Bruce, thanks for the tweet on the Union Rally last week. Yeah, I saw who was there!!”

    PQ - Oh c#$&!


  33. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:17 pm:

    I love reruns of “Gladiator”


  34. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:26 pm:

    “Ok, I got McDonalds, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Wendy’s, Mcdonalds, …. Who go the Arby’s?”


  35. - Union man - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:28 pm:

    Hey Gov….. want a seat?


  36. - anon sequitor - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:30 pm:

    Rahm approves lunch request from Bill Daley.


  37. - the unknown poster - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:34 pm:

    Must. Look. Away.


  38. - AFSCME Steward - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:43 pm:

    Governor, I’d give you a different finger but this is a family blog.


  39. - MrJM - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:54 pm:

    Caption: Mayor Emanuel and Governor Quinn immediately before the pie was thrown.

    – MrJM


  40. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 12:56 pm:

    MrJM zooms into the lead!


  41. - 13th One - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 1:30 pm:

    See, he’s down a quart.


  42. - Siriusly - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 2:13 pm:

    Mayor Emanuel and Governor Quinn react to a man who had shouted at the Governor and gave him an obscene gesture.


  43. - Anon1 - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 2:19 pm:

    Upon observing that Governor Quinn can’t hold it much longer, Mayor Emanuel signals for another pitcher of water.


  44. - OleYellerstain - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 2:22 pm:

    ” See my thumb ?…gee you’re dumb ! “


  45. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 2:36 pm:

    The appeal to the first base umpire.


  46. - Jaded - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 2:39 pm:

    Mayor Emmanuel and Governor Quinn react as all three Republicans living in the city of Chicago chant “Rauner for Governor.”


  47. - Jaded - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 2:39 pm:

    sorry, only one “m” in Emanuel


  48. - Dirty Red - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 2:54 pm:

    Mayor Emanuel celebrates his most recent starring contest victory against Gov. Quinn. Going into the contest, the two men agreed the loser would have to take a swing at the last Sankey Tower with a sledge hammer.


  49. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 3:07 pm:

    Jordan Lynch for the Heisman.


  50. - Realist - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 3:13 pm:

    Rahm caught flirting with Bruce while Pat shoots Death-Ray Stare.


  51. - PolPal56 - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    Sorry, that was me above. I think all my devices have my new nick now.


  52. - Hit or Miss - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 3:44 pm:

    Yes Rahm, we know who is number one.


  53. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 3:46 pm:

    That’s right — NIU Huskies.

    More wins against Big Ten teams than Northwestern and Illinois combined.

    Ranked higher than every Big Ten team but Ohio State.

    Ranked higher than Notre Dame, Texas, USC…..


  54. - walkinfool - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 3:56 pm:

    Is it Halloween already? Great costume, Rahm.


  55. - Just for Kix - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 4:01 pm:

    At the bachelor auction, Rahm gives the thumbs up to the highest bidder for Pat, ‘Sheila Simon’.


  56. - haha - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 4:24 pm:

    Get the hook this guy has to go.


  57. - AFSCME Steward - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 4:26 pm:

    That’s right Governor, Madigan just loaned me his thumb.


  58. - Rollo Tomasi - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 5:14 pm:

    If Quinn loses will you appoint Patty boy to be Illinois’s Obama Care Czar?


  59. - kerfuffle - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 8:17 pm:

    If I hold my thumb like this and close one eye it’s as if Quinn isn’t even here.


  60. - fake county chairman - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 8:25 pm:

    Rahm learns he has been appointed to be ambasador to Israel.


  61. - fake county chairman - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 8:30 pm:

    In a costing saving measure Dan R ups the ante on cost savings.He has the heads of legislatures surgically implanted together just in time for halloween.


  62. - OLD BRASS - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 10:37 pm:

    I can cover his whole head with my thumb….!


  63. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Oct 22, 13 @ 11:17 pm:

    Gov. Quinn desperately searches the room for a kitty.


  64. - Tommydanger - Wednesday, Oct 23, 13 @ 7:32 am:

    Wordslinger- regarding all NIU references: True Dat!!!


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