* As noted below, Gov. Pat Quinn’s new TV ad in part touts his veto of General Assembly salaries…
And when legislators refused to fix the pension crisis,
Pat Quinn stopped their paychecks cold, and refused his own, until the job was done.
That’s the test of leadership.
* Well, there’s been some blowback…
[House Speaker Michael Madigan’s] spokesman Steve Brown questioned why Quinn would use the paycheck issue in an ad.
“I don’t think its a good example because it didn’t work,” Brown said. “It was not a well-thought-out strategy. And then it was proved to be illegal.”
The ad also raised the eyebrows of state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, who has complained before that Quinn often uses the Legislature as a whipping post.
“It’s always easy to make someone else the bad guy,” Jacobs said.
Jacobs said voters should be prepared to see similar claims coming from the Rauner camp as the election moves into its final 100 days.
“I just think its part and parcel of what politics has become,” Jacobs said. “It’s become more show than go.”