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Friday, Nov 22, 2013

* Will Cousineau runs campaigns for House Speaker Michael Madigan. Last night at about 7:30 a friend of his sent me a photo of Cousineau camped out at the State Board of Elections with a big stack of nominating petitions…

I texted Cousineau to see how he was doing. His reply…

Just enjoying a nice evening outdoors.

He said that two years ago he was actually able to get a good night’s sleep and was hoping to do the same this year.

At the time, he said, he and his wife were the only people standing in line.

Campaign work ain’t all glamour and glitz. It’s mostly stuff like that.

* I’m off to the groomer’s for Oscar’s birthday haircut, but I will donate $100 to our tornado victim fundraiser in honor of the funniest commenter.

So, have at it. And don’t forget to donate!

- Posted by Rich Miller        

55 Comments
  1. - A guy... - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:05 pm:

    The first ten in line get turkeys. All least, I was told something about this line and turkeys. We’ll see when they open the door.


  2. - train111 - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:05 pm:

    Black Friday shopping at the SBOE:
    An XBOX for each 3″ of petition turned in!!


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:09 pm:

    “Who needs ‘1′ … got one complete set of signed petitons, you only need to fill in your name and office, and you are a cnadidate … who need ‘1′ …”


  4. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:10 pm:

    “Taking orders for Cannoli, how many for you sir?”


  5. - Union Man - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:10 pm:

    Saving a seat for the boss!!


  6. - Stones - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:12 pm:

    The wind is coming from the North. This is going to suck!


  7. - Small Town Liberal - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:13 pm:

    Guess how many chances you get to screw up filing for House Dems?


  8. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:14 pm:

    “On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest, 10 highest, what are the likelyhood the HGOP gets a Majority and takes the gavel away from Speaker Madigan?”


  9. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:15 pm:

    “Question, how many Republicans have you ever voted for?”


  10. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:17 pm:

    “If there was a higher authority than Speaker Madigan, where would that authorty be?”


  11. - 47th Ward - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:22 pm:

    No one had the heart to explain to Will that everyone in line at 8:00am qualifies as first to file.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:22 pm:

    “How many apples does the Speaker honestly eat in a day?”


  13. - Big Debbie - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:23 pm:

    With a knowing smirk, Will responds to the question of how many lawyers actually understand the Illinois Election Code just prior to the official start of petition challenge season.


  14. - OneMan - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    What do you mean you don’t have XBOX Ones?


  15. - Anon. - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    His wife is much more photogenic.


  16. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:26 pm:

    “What ‘priority’ is it that the Illinois House stay in Democratic hands?”


  17. - OneMan - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:26 pm:

    His spirit was a little let down when he saw the RV the Raunner folks were using..


  18. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:29 pm:

    “…and you Sir, how many scoops of ‘Political Ice Cream’?”


  19. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:37 pm:

    “How many phone calls do you get if you get arrested for Loitering?”


  20. - Precinct Captain - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:38 pm:

    “Not the usual number one I give House Republicans.”


  21. - Give Me A Break - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:38 pm:

    This is the finger targets fear.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:39 pm:

    “We know you are married, but where does ‘Speaker Madigan’s Ward Office’ fall on your ‘Speed Dial’…”


  23. - Mr. Jim Lahey - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:41 pm:

    Only 1 more day!…Wait, what? 4 more days?!? Are you kidding me? Crap.


  24. - PublicServant - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:42 pm:

    Arrrggg maties! Me patch is in place and so am I, to place me petitions before their eyes. I stand in line early and guard me flank, er Capt’n Madigan will make me walk the plank.


  25. - A guy... - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:43 pm:

    Oops, you need a potty? You gotta go #1 or #2.


  26. - anon - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:46 pm:

    Go Ahead, pull my finger


  27. - PublicServant - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:47 pm:

    He’s up there watchin me right?


  28. - KozmoK - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:47 pm:

    I didn’t know the Grateful Dead were still playing.


  29. - ToddAF - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:50 pm:

    “I get why they want me to be first in line to turn in the nominating petitions, but why did they pack them inside a shoebox stuffed inside a brown paper bag, and then tell me not to open it?”


  30. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:50 pm:

    “How many ‘Fire Madigan’ t-shirts did you get as a Gag Gift?”


  31. - PublicServant - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:51 pm:

    He poked me in the eye last year cause I was one minute late…Not takin any chances this year, wink, wink…ouch!


  32. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 1:59 pm:

    “I told Jim Oberweis and said, ‘You need to take on Sen. Durbin for the good of the ticket’…Sen. Oberweis never asked what ticket, but his petitons against Durbin are upstairs and look great.”


  33. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:01 pm:

    “How many days have you taken off since you were here last year … ball park ….”


  34. - Give Me A Break - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:10 pm:

    One wave of this finger and you become a target.


  35. - dupage dan - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:11 pm:

    Will “Chorus Line” Cousineau doing his best rendition of the singular song in the show.


  36. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:13 pm:

    “One more year before I can drink legally”


  37. - Anonymous - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:20 pm:

    “Who gets to camp out in the cold for da boss man, this guy baby, this guy!”


  38. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:25 pm:

    “Fishing, hunting, filing petitions, the ‘Madi-Knife’ gets the job done. The ‘Madi-Knife’, ‘Number 1′ …and you’ll be fine.”


  39. - 47th Ward - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:37 pm:

    Back in the day, Bill Filan had to camp out here in the cold. Then it was Tom Cullen. Word is, even Kasper had to take his turn.

    Yep. Someday this will all be worth it.


  40. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:44 pm:

    “I flip ONE more GOP seat … I get a set of Steak Knives …”


  41. - PoolGuy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:51 pm:

    is this the line for the new Stop Touching Me Elmo doll?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPNVGf_zJko


  42. - dave - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:52 pm:

    Darnit! I can’t believe I have to do this. I guess Shaw WAS good for at least something.


  43. - Montrose - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:53 pm:

    Wait? Did you say Andy Shaw? Sorry. Wrong finger.


  44. - Gator - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 2:57 pm:

    Stranger to Will - “You there, sir. How many seats do you think the House Republicans will retain in the upcoming election?”


  45. - Dirty Red - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 3:05 pm:

    “Just one second, officer. My permit for this is on his way.”


  46. - App - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 3:12 pm:

    I miss Shaw. No, not Andy.


  47. - anonymouse - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 3:19 pm:

    How many times you say you plan on voting in the next primary election there Will?


  48. - Anonymous - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 3:29 pm:

    A flashback to Will’s In-District days in the 118th.

    “All that time that I put in at sweatshop and I’m finally #1.”


  49. - roscoe tom - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 4:07 pm:

    Maybe this is in part why some people win elections rather than sitting back, thinking they are glib and at the same time preparing their concession speeches which once again to which no one will listenn.


  50. - Tommydanger - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 4:11 pm:

    One is the loneliest number except in campaigns and the lottery where if you’re ‘the one’ you’ll always have ‘friends’.


  51. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 4:25 pm:

    One. Only one term — even when Lee Daniels drew the maps — did Mike Madigan not serve as Speaker.


  52. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 4:41 pm:

    - LincolnLounger - … well done!


  53. - Anonymous - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 4:46 pm:

    So of the 100 Republicans you’ve helped get on the ballot, how many were actually, ya know, REPUBLICAN?


  54. - MrJM - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 5:03 pm:

    “What do you mean this isn’t the line for Supertramp tickets?”

    – MrJM


  55. - Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Nov 22, 13 @ 5:35 pm:

    “1 more term for Mike as Speaker, I swear, just ONE MORE and that’ll be it!”


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