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Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

* A reader took this photo of a piece of mail sticking up out of a mailbox while he was knocking on doors for Rep. Mike Smiddy…

- Posted by Rich Miller        

80 Comments
  1. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:38 am:

    That’s right. I’m everywhere, and I’ve got my eyes on you too!


  2. - TJ - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:38 am:

    He sees you when you’re sleeping…


  3. - OneMan - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:38 am:

    Soon


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:38 am:

    “Who sent you?”


  5. - VM - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:41 am:

    They do say that the Speaker knows everything that is going on.


  6. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:41 am:

    Why is that tiny leprechuan hiding in the mailbox?


  7. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:42 am:

    “Mommy, is that one of those ‘Speaker on a Shelf’ flyers? I want one!”


  8. - walker - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:43 am:

    Always three steps ahead.


  9. - Under Further Review - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:43 am:

    Inside the offices of the “Liberty for Illinois” independent political campaign committee a more familiar activist was briefly spotted looking through the transom.


  10. - Bluefish - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:43 am:

    “This is how I make sure my candidates follow the plan.”


  11. - LincolnLounger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:43 am:

    Hilarious. It’s like those damned elves that are everywhere at Christmas.


  12. - The End Is Near - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:43 am:

    Mike Madigan thinks outside the box.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:44 am:

    “Pssst. Ask about a yard sign.”


  14. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:45 am:

    “They have a kid who turned 18, and they take absentee ballots…”


  15. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:47 am:

    You vote the wrong way & I will be seeing you.


  16. - Mr Mojorisin - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:47 am:

    …only to learn it was an ad with pictures supplied from ‘Bruceee’, and the Gov is on there, too!


  17. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:49 am:

    Kilroy was here. Was.


  18. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:51 am:

    You know that I know that you know. We’re good?


  19. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:53 am:

    On the lookout for ebola….


  20. - Bogey Golfer - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:57 am:

    “Think they could afford a bigger mailbox.”


  21. - Casual Observer - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:58 am:

    Shhhh, I’m not wearing any pants.


  22. - Give Me A Break - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:59 am:

    Mapes is busy but I still know what you are doing.


  23. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:00 am:

    Madigan checks on the party’s direct mail fulfillment.


  24. - Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:00 am:

    From the old radio archives —

    “Chicken Man: He’s everywhere! He’s everywhere!”


  25. - siriusly - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:01 am:

    Great picture. But still do many voters really ID Madigan other than by name?


  26. - AFSCME Steward - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:02 am:

    An embarrassed Mike Madigan in hiding after Viewing Proft’s the “hippie” video of him.


  27. - BentheDem - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:04 am:

    *actual size*


  28. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:05 am:

    Sue Scher I am watching you!


  29. - Skeptic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:05 am:

    “We finally see the face of ‘Thing’ from the Addams Family”


  30. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:06 am:

    If this was in Silvis, this may have been my mailbox.


  31. - MrJM - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:08 am:

    Illinois’ Sauron!

    – MrJM


  32. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:09 am:

    This made me giggle out loud.


  33. - N'ville - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:11 am:

    Come out, come out, WHEREVER you are!


  34. - phocion - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:14 am:

    “Trick or Treat!”


  35. - Jake From Elwood - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:14 am:

    It always feels like somebody’s watchin’ me.
    Oh Oh Oh Oh.


  36. - Mouthy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    Junk male..


  37. - Empty Suit - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:16 am:

    “Mom what’s this in my Happy Meal?”


  38. - PolPal56 - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:19 am:

    “Hey there, sexy. Come on over and pull me out slowly…”


  39. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:20 am:

    If you put up another mail box, I can double your income!


  40. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:21 am:

    “Ill come out when I’m damn well ready.”


  41. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:22 am:

    Care to guess which party’s mail this is? It’s till 50/50 at this point.


  42. - I B Strapped - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:23 am:

    Homeland Security says, “No way Mike would invade your privacy!”


  43. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:23 am:

    Peek-a-boo-I-tax-you!


  44. - crazybleedingheart - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:27 am:

    …I’m not WEARING my leotard…


  45. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:30 am:

    “Hello in the box!” , “S’awright?”


  46. - Jose Abreu's next homer - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:36 am:

    I’ll be exempt from the millionaire’s tax, you betcha!


  47. - George Washington Plunket - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:46 am:

    Say what they will about me I’m still the best strategist in the State.
    Say what they will I brought the Party from the ashes of 1994 to the top.
    Say how do I get out of this mail box.


  48. - Anonymiss - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 11:49 am:

    “I’m everywhere, Focker.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dSvsp3dxvc


  49. - Bill White - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 12:11 pm:

    Ceiling Cat is an amateur


  50. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 12:17 pm:

    BOO!


  51. - Sunshine - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 12:20 pm:

    Boxed in by the Feds!


  52. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 12:34 pm:

    Look who’s snooping in our mailbox!


  53. - Mittuns - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 12:36 pm:

    They all float down here, Brucey. And you’ll float, too!


  54. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 12:39 pm:

    Honey, I shrunk the state.


  55. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 12:44 pm:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE5UktH4iYY


  56. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    “Expanding his reach, Speaker Madigan launched a mailbox cloning program to observe each voter in their home.”


  57. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 12:56 pm:

    Or better yet:

    http://www.funmole.com/videos/lol/rob-brydon-doing-live-the-small-man-in-the-box-voice/


  58. - ? of my day - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    “I can lower your property taxes!”


  59. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:05 pm:

    Fire Madigan? I’ll show you fire Madigan. I’ll come out of this box and kick your a**.


  60. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:06 pm:

    Anyone have an apple?


  61. - Dirty Red - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    What? It’s the only place I can go and not have ComEd bother me.


  62. - Dirty Red - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    If you think this is creepy, you should see the surprise waiting for Skippy in his mailbox. #voteWillis


  63. - Former Titan - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:22 pm:

    Alpha Mail


  64. - THEGUN - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:26 pm:

    I am Oz — the Great and Powerful. Who are you? Who are you?!

    If you please, I am the public — the small and meek. We’ve come to ask…

    Silence!

    The Great and Powerful Oz knows why you have come…. you want more entitlements…..


  65. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:43 pm:

    “I’m the King of Illinois! A very short king, but king nonetheless!”


  66. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:46 pm:

    “No, I don’t have 100 years in government in Springfield. It only SEEMS like it.”


  67. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:47 pm:

    “Oh no! Here comes a kid with a sack of dog doo-doo!”


  68. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:51 pm:

    “Security pass? Security pass? I don’t need no stinkin’ security pass!”


  69. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:53 pm:

    “I don’t have nine luxury homes, but I DO have the State of Illinois. Bwahahahahahaha!”


  70. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:55 pm:

    “They come and they go, but I stay and stay and stay and stay…”


  71. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:55 pm:

    You MUST take this campaign literature into the polling place with you!


  72. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:56 pm:

    “You! Yeah, you, with that Rauner sign and the hammer. You’re a person of interest. Yeah, you, elephant breath!”


  73. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    “Beady? Beady? Well, the better to see you with, pal!”


  74. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 2:00 pm:

    “Maybe I’ll finish out this next term then retire. Oh, what a wit! I kill myself!”


  75. - DuPage - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    I am the eye in the sky, looking at you, I can read your mind.
    I am the maker of rules, dealing with fools, I can cheat you blind.


  76. - PolPal56 - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 2:02 pm:

    The NSA unveils its new “anti-terrorism” spying program.


  77. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    “I’m here to ask you about your voting experience. Don’t disappoint me.”


  78. - the unknown poster - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:08 pm:

    Anybody have a cherry bomb handy?


  79. - Ginhouse Tommy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:32 pm:

    Now everyone else knows what it’s like to work at the State Capital.


  80. - Coffee Cup - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:16 pm:

    “Every breath you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you!”


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