SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
National Review trashes Quinn

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

* Writer spends a couple of days in fly-over country, begins his story with a little black kid in East St. Louis who says unkind words, race baits throughout the article, half truths abound, Illinois Policy Institute quoted, DH Brown’s is referred to as a “video-gambling establishment,” Interstate 55 is described as…

the dyspeptic alimentary canal of Illinois, from the shadows underneath the gloomy turret of the Joliet penitentiary to the stagnation of Normal and Bloomington, across the vast stretches of lightly populated Corn Belt and through the almost-as-empty state capital at Springfield

But along the way he does provide one or two helpful insights. Read it here. You’ll need to pay to read the whole thing.

Oh, and it made the cover…

The tear on Lincoln’s face is a definite tip-off.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


35 Comments
  1. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 3:56 pm:

    Quinn ruined Illinois? All of it? All by himself?

    I think they’re giving Quinn way too much credit.


  2. - Demoralized - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    Wow, in just a few short words he managed to trash the entire State of Illinois. I don’t really need to read the whole thing to know that it’s a complete and utter hack job.


  3. - Illinoise - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    Breaking: in a shocking revelation, progressive Governor Pat Quinn villainized in conservative publication….

    Aside from the obvious attempt to incite class and race warfare, where is the insight?


  4. - the Patriot - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    47th is correct. I despise Quinn as a Governor thought I would drink a cold one with him, but the dude did not exactly inherit the City of Oz here.

    Let’s face it. The failure of Quinn and why he must be removed is he has been unable to turn around 4 bad years of Ryan and 6 terrible years of Blago.


  5. - VM - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:06 pm:

    I’m not sure I want to pay to read the whole thing. Can anyone who has read it tell me if there’s a point to starting off writing about a “racially aggrieved” kid, or is this just a gratuitous racial ornament to the article?


  6. - Norseman - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:06 pm:

    They must have received a pretty good ad buy from the Raunervich campaign. /s


  7. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:07 pm:

    Kevin Williamson is a bigot who has repeatedly bashed transgendered people in addition to whitewashing and re-writing a history of the Civil Rights Movement, as if the man who founded National Review wasn’t himself an ardent white supremacist and virulent of opponent of civil rights. Just the preview of this article makes me want to vomit. Pay 25 cents for it? No thanks.


  8. - 4 percent - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:07 pm:

    Trash… and I don’t have to read it. I’ll save my money for the National Enquirer - they have a great UFO story.


  9. - Tim Snopes - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:07 pm:

    National Review must have a Journalist in Residence too. Maybe he shares a dorm room with IPI’s Scott Reeder and Bruce Rauner.


  10. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:13 pm:

    Wow, that’s some unhinged prose. That dude has some demons. I wonder what phrases were rejected before choosing “dyspeptic alimentary canal” to describe I-55?

    National Review has tarted itself up over the years to try to get some attention from the Rush and Fox lovers. But those Ivy boys really can’t pull it off. They don’t come off as edgy, just silly.


  11. - Befuddled - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:15 pm:

    The sentiment I agree with. Placing ALL of the blame on Pat Quinn, I don’t agree with.


  12. - Jake From Elwood - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:18 pm:

    Criticize Quinn if you must, but not Brown’s!
    My favorite place to drink in Springfield.


  13. - Birdseed - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:25 pm:

    The caricature of PQ is pretty good.


  14. - Happy Hank - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:38 pm:

    How dare he insult the great deal at Brown’s on frozen vodka lemonades. I suggest he try to find a better price in Kansas or Utah on such a tasty beverage.


  15. - dupage dan - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:39 pm:

    Wow. I love to read folks here take pen to paper, metaphorically speaking, and state some similar things about Illinois. That’s OK, we live here. But for someone else to bash the Land of Lincoln? Dem’s fightin’ words. I doubt any thoughtful person who understands how gov’t and politics works would embrace the idea that one governor, in 6 years, could destroy a state. Hyperbole for comic effect coming from an outsider.


  16. - Ducky LaMoore - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:46 pm:

    Maybe Mother Jones can run an article about how Bruce Rauner has destroyed every company he flips. And have an Andrew Carnegie caricature with the singular tear.


  17. - Amalia - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:47 pm:

    National Review trashes Quinn. I’m shocked. Just like the shock that there is gambling in the movie Casablanca.


  18. - walker - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 4:53 pm:

    Hemingway he ain’t.


  19. - Wumpus - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 5:01 pm:

    It should have been a tattooed tear in honor of our last 2 governors


  20. - Ginhouse Tommy - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 5:40 pm:

    Is this guy talking about Illinois? It sounds like he is describing the scenery in “Falling skies” or “Walking Dead” or some other post apocalyptic Sci-Fi movie. What was he smoking before he wrote that? Sounds like he just took a couple of convenient facts, twisted the truth so it suited him and then made the rest up as he went. That guy needs to cut a hole in his soul and let all the poison out.


  21. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 5:44 pm:

    No fan of PQ here, as everyone knows, but this guy has some issues. And I didn’t read the whole thing. No way was that heinous tripe getting my quarter.


  22. - Imjustabill - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 5:51 pm:

    Wow, what did that cost Rauner?


  23. - 32nd Ward Roscoe Village - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 5:56 pm:

    Who else saw that cover and thought of the “Keep America Beautiful” PSA with Iron Eyes Cody from the 70s? Now we just need William Conrad reading NR prose to us in a serious voice.


  24. - Marty Funkhouser - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 5:57 pm:

    I’ll bet Kevin D. Williamson wears a bowtie everyday.


  25. - Toure's Latte - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 6:08 pm:

    Give the guy some props for the eagle eyes, the closed Joliet Penitentiary is a bit more than five miles away from I-55.All I see in B/N is construction along I-55. He must have missed the giant pink elephant by Livingston. Too bad. Great ice cream stand there.


  26. - john doe - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 6:10 pm:

    Just Google the title- get it for free.


  27. - DuPage Dave - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 6:21 pm:

    Anyone who reads anything in the National Review deserves their fate.


  28. - persecuted - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 6:39 pm:

    Just think what he’d say about Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Creep.


  29. - JS Mill - Thursday, Jul 31, 14 @ 9:08 pm:

    I didn’t realize Quinn was actually good enough to ruin and entire state!? I have been underestimating him pretty drastically.


  30. - Peoria guy - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 7:57 am:

    —-Just Google the title- get it for free.====

    I tried that with no luck. How about a link? Thanks in advance.


  31. - Peoria guy - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 7:59 am:

    I like National Review. Don’t always agree with everything written there, but I am not one to only read publications that confirm my own thoughts.


  32. - VanillaMan - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 8:28 am:

    You guys are like a bunch of Eskimos shocked that folks living in Palm Springs think your weather is too cold.

    They don’t understand that living in Illinois means becoming comfortable with gubernatorial felons, single party rule, busted state budgets, economic drift, job loss, and aged political superstars with decade-long tenures who clearly remember the day they cut the ribbon to build Sears Tower and still think it’s 1974.

    Making fun of Illinois state government is like making fun of Louisiana Swamp People. Its easy and obvious how crazy things are to those looking in, but pointing and laughing at us does hurt our feelings.

    It is embarrassing. It is mean. Yet after reading scads of nasty things written about Missouri or Indiana right here, we ought to be tough enough to be laughed at.

    How many of you guys voted for Blagojevich? Really. You’re offended that everyone else finds that hard to believe? It is, isn’t it? If Ryan, Blagojevich, and Quinn happened to Texas, you’d never let up on how bad Texas would be.

    Let them mock.


  33. - siriusly - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 8:32 am:

    Some commenters are saying “not all PQs fault but I agree with the description.”

    I’m going to say sorry to all that, we still have major problems but I think there are some very positive signs of life and our state economy is actually starting to do better than people think. Healthcare sector alone is growing very solidly. The nattering nabobs of negativism have had their day, it’s time to start recognizing that the sky is not falling.


  34. - ash - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 8:36 am:

    Quinn is inept — blame Madigan!


  35. - Anyone Remember - Friday, Aug 1, 14 @ 8:52 am:

    Wow - explicitly invokes Conrad whilst channeling Clark Griswold. Dude - next time de-caf!


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* In which I agree with the governor
* Stuff you may not know about Illinois pensions
* It's just a bill
* Question of the day
* AG Madigan wants expansion of hate crime law
* Déjà vu all over again
* Rauner defends grand bargain parameters
* "We are proud to call him one of our own"
* Springfield holds its collective breath as strike talk mounts, budget impasse continues
* *** LIVE *** House session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Highest pay in nation not good enough for Illin.....
* First Donations Coming In To Fair Foundation - .....


* EXCHANGE: Building renovator digs up 100 years of history
* EXCHANGE: Technology adds extra dimension to seniors' lives
* U of I announces Athletic Hall of Fame class
* Report: State senator's law firm dealings under scrutiny
* Theft at suburban auto dealership leads to police chase
* Once-thriving Midwest delivery company closes it doors
* Springfield police praise new overdose antidote kits
* Authorities: 1 dead in Champaign house fire
* EXCHANGE: Water World exhibit opens at Sycamore museum
* Illinois lawmaker aims to lift noise suppressors ban

* Sanctuary issue draws dueling demonstrations to Capitol
* Rauner's office: Gov spends 55% of Illinois nights at Mansion
* Report: State senator's law firm dealings under scrutiny
* Durbin wants open look at Russian involvement in election
* Trump puts moderate GOP governors in awkward spot
* Economic stakes high for Springfield in labor showdown
* AFSCME authorizes strike, but still wants to bargain with Rauner
* AFSCME members authorize leaders to call strike
* Madigan forms Illinois House panel to address school funding
* Ex-U.S. Rep. Jackson gets about $138,400 in annual benefits

* Like our roundup? Share it around.
* For Chicago museums, it pays to be on public land
* Exelon hunts more state nuke subsidies following Illinois win
* Let's pass a law: No Illinois budget, no one gets re-elected
* After Seaway, what a true community bank looks like


* Police: Man with dementia missing from Edgewater
* Police: Burglars take jewelry, cash and tech from NW Side homes
* Autopsy: Female found dead in Chicago Heights was assaulted
* Man shot, critically wounded in East Side
* Photos from White Sox Cactus League opener
* Man shot on Near West Side
* Fire officials: 2 children dead, 3 injured after South Side fire
* Dear Abby: Ailing widow won’t leave big house far from children
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Feb. 26, 2017
* Late foul dooms Northwestern against Indiana


* LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 2/26/17
* 1 dead, 7 wounded in Chicago shootings
* 2 children dead, 1 seriously injured in West Woodlawn house fire
* Malaysia says airport declared safe, autopsy shows 'serious paralysis' of Kim Jong Nam
* Dwyane Wade's attempt at history falls short as Bulls beat Cavaliers 117-99
* Northwestern lets one slip away in 63-62 loss to Indiana
* Crashing the net has Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov on pace for career season
* Private eye who worked on disappearance of Bradley sisters dies of cancer
* Tomas Jurco happy to join Blackhawks after 'tough' years with Red Wings
* 28 hurt as car plows into New Orleans Mardi Gras parade crowd; suspect in custody: police


» Chicagoans Rally To Support Trans Rights After Trump Rescinds Student Protections
» Rauner Has Plan To Keep Government Running In Case Of Strike
» Congressman Rush Declares His Offices As Sanctuaries
» Weekend Funerals For Young Victims Of Chicago Violence
» CPS Relents, Returns $15 Million to Poorest Chicago Schools
» Doctors Discuss Alternatives To Opioids For Pain
» State Week: Will AFSCME Strike?
» Illinois Lawmakers: NEIU Student Workers Can Only Keep Jobs If State Passes Budget
» Civil Rights Investigation Into Cicero Schools Not Its First
» Indivisible Illinois Activists Concerned About Bobby Rush's Absence From Congress


* Angie Muhs: It's time to name another Reader Advisory Board
* Bernard Schoenburg: Duckworth names 'thoughtful' former boss to downstate post
* Statehouse Insider: It's not the money, it's the appearance
* Our View: It's time for penance at the Capitol
* Sanctuary issue draws dueling demonstrations to Capitol
* Rauner's office: Gov spends 55% of Illinois nights at Mansion
* Community Foundation: Sister's legacy lives on through scholarship fund
* Report: State senator's law firm dealings under scrutiny
* Durbin wants open look at Russian involvement in election
* Charles Krauthammer: Trump and the ‘Madman Theory’


* Upcoming Services for Feb. 26
* Rend Lake College leader embraces lessons learned on the farm
* Pre-existing conditions complicate repeal
* Reader photo: Delivery service
* School district honored for development vision
* Firefighters work on survival skills
* State emergency officials say 1812 earthquake would devastate if it occurred today
* Commentary: Labor laws, taxes and today’s families
* Police Beat
* Slices of Life: Things you should never do. Ever. Really.


* Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul
* First-place Sydney FC returns to winning ways in A-League
* Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning
* GOP congressman: Special prosecutor needed for Russia probe
* Marleau, Jones lift Sharks over short-handed Canucks 4-1

* Protesters Demand Town Hall Meetings From ...
* Hultgren to join veterans' forum at Geneva...
* Hultgren criticizes immigration ban, Roska...
* Majority of IL Congressional Delegation Op...
* US Congressman tours new Aurora Specialty ...
* Group upset with Trump wants Town Hall mee...
* Protesters converge on US Rep. Randy Hultg...
* GOP congressman appears to distance himsel...
* US Representative Randy Hultgren visits ne...
* Illinois Congressmen Surprised At Speaker ...

* Durbin wants open look at Russian involvem......

* Bernard Schoenburg: Duckworth names 'thoug......

* The Bradley Sisters
* EXTRA: Who uninvited whom?
* CTA Progress & Closures: N/B Broadway Re-Opens, Work Begins On New Main Station
* Milo Trump.
* Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Now a podcast. Episode #4. You can download it to listen on the L or on those long trips to Springfield.
* The Week In Chicago Rock
* Data driving me crazy.
* The disaster plan. Illinois’ teacher evaluation.
* Apply For Small Business Improvement Funds In March
* You know who you are -- but do the bar associations know about you?


* Governor Bruce Rauner Honors Carnegie Hero From Buffalo Grove
* Governor Addresses State Board of Education to Emphasize Importance of Strong Accountability Standards
* Stars and Legends to Perform at 2017 Illinois State Fair - First Round of Grandstand Headliners Announced for Springfield Fair
* Earthquake Education Kiosk Unveiled at University Mall in Carbondale - IEMA, Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium project will help southern Illinois residents reduce damage, injuries from earthquakes
* Governor Takes Bill Action

  
* Watch LG unveil the G6 live right here
* Watch the LG G6 presentation at MWC 2017 right here!
* BlackBerry tries again
* See Samsung at MWC 2017 LIVE from 1pm Eastern
* Watch the Huawei P10 launch event at MWC 2017 LIVE
* Watch the LG G6 Day livestream from MWC 2017 right here
* Forget MWC 2017, how about Android Oreo in space? | #PNWeekly 241

* Collins, Moncada make Sox debuts in Cactus opener
* Fulmer looks to keep learning throughout spring
* Fulmer's strong start highlights Cactus opener
* Fulmer's strong start highlights Cactus opener
* White Sox trio nursing injuries as spring play begins
* Quintana eager to face USA, teammates in Classic
* Buehrle 'blown away' by having number retired


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
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

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




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