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*** UPDATED x3 - Removed from YouTube *** Ketchup? Really, Bruce?

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

* There should be legal penalties for this…


/snark

*** UPDATE 1 *** The staffer takes the fall…


*** UPDATE 2 *** I think the Rauner folks may be a bit on edge about this. They sent over a link to this video from July which shows the candidate ordering a hot dog at Portillo’s with “everything.” It’s about 30 seconds in

* From Portillo’s menu

With everything includes: mustard, relish, freshly chopped onions, sliced red ripe tomatoes, kosher pickle and sport peppers piled onto a perfectly steamed poppy seed bun.

So, he appears to be clean.

But, still, somebody wants ketchup on a hot dog, make them order their own darned hot dog.

Also, check out the results for a Twitter search of Rauner and Ketchup. This thing went viral in a hurry. No wonder they had the rapid condiment response team cranked up to full pour.

What a world.

*** UPDATE 3 *** As you can see by clicking the YouTube link above, the video “has been removed.” But you can still watch it at the Daily Herald’s site by clicking here.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

184 Comments
  1. - LizPhairTax - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:50 pm:

    One with everything, one with nothing, one with mustard and ketchup? Is Goldilocks in the van?


  2. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:50 pm:

    Oof. You eat the Catsup (note I lived there and never spelled it like that) in Collinsville, Bruce, not in Chicago.


  3. - Lionel R - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:50 pm:

    I was at a Sox game and saw Fioretti do the same thing. It disqualified him from any future support from me, among other things.

    Lucky for Bruce I voted early, but this would have weighed heavily on my mind.


  4. - the koala - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:50 pm:

    I am adamantly, adamantly against people who order ketchup on hot dogs


  5. - The Muse - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:51 pm:

    Now that’s one negative ad I’ll actually be looking forward to!


  6. - Voice of Reason - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:52 pm:

    Rookie move. Ouch.


  7. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:54 pm:

    Also, this is up there with the recent faux pas of President Obama reaching over the sneeze guard at Chipotle. You just don’t do either one.


  8. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:54 pm:

    Rauner Tomato Campaign Ends As Ketchup.

    Try ordering ketchup at Gene’s and Jude’s… seen adults reduced to tears.


  9. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    Barbecue, yes. Ketchup? NEVER


  10. - lil enchilada - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    Only children eat ketchup on their hot dogs.


  11. - William j Kelly - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    I’ve been trying to tell you! Rauner belongs to an exclusive 100k ketchup hotdog club!


  12. - Bluefish - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:55 pm:

    Guess they were out of Grey Poupon.


  13. - Anonymoiis - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:57 pm:

    Dumbest “tradition” ever.


  14. - LincolnLounger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:59 pm:

    Of all things acquiring elitism, Chicago chooses snobbery over hot dog condiments.


  15. - Jake From Elwood - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 3:59 pm:

    Did Rauner ask for the finest of Dijon Ketchups? Not a move you would expect from such an elitist.
    He really is an outsider shaking up Portillo’s!


  16. - Living in Machiaville - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    I like my dogs with mustard too but who really gives a flying burrito what anyone else puts on a dog? Oh wait, Chicagoans do, cause they are the purveyors of fine hotdog cuisine, among other things. My bad..I forget sometimes.


  17. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:01 pm:

    Since Hot Dougs closed, there is no longer any etiquette or hard and fast rules to abide by in the Frankfurter category; only guidelines. Let’s hope there was a child in the car waiting for the hot dog with ketchup.
    This is tougher than any ad yet. :(


  18. - Just Observing - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:02 pm:

    Really, I could care less if someone puts ketchup on their hot dog, but it was really politically naive of Rauner to do so.


  19. - Confused - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:02 pm:

    Huh, I thought someone was going to accuse him of actually eating a dog.


  20. - Nony - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:03 pm:

    I dont understand? I only eat hot dogs with ketchup? Is this not allowed?


  21. - Bogey Golfer - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:03 pm:

    That does it. I’m switching over to Quinn!!!!


  22. - Illannoyed - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:04 pm:

    Ordering a hotdog with ketchup in Chicago might be an indication that one can think for themselves. Just because some fool once decided that “Chicagoans don’t put ketchup on their hotdogs” doesn’t mean that everyone has to blindly follow. :)


  23. - Belle - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    ick…kind of like drinking coffee with a cheeseburger?


  24. - Bogey Golfer - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    Anyone care to wager the odds the Quinn camp will run an ad on this in the Chicago market?


  25. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    In the words of Chuck Todd, I think he disqualified himself :)


  26. - Team Sleep - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:06 pm:

    I eat my hot dogs plain - unless I’m at Comiskey Park.


  27. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:10 pm:

    Rauner hates mustard! How can you vote for him! This is outrageous.


  28. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:11 pm:

    What next? He’ll go to Uno’s and proceed to tell everyone that New York pizza is better? Tell everyone he’s too good for Old Style?


  29. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:11 pm:

    Quinn Ad?

    (Fade in to perfect Chicago style hotdog, slowly zoom out to see table)

    V.O. - if Bruce Rauner had his way, the Chicago Hot Dog would look like this…

    (Ketchup spread all over the hot dog, table, messily applied to leave a bad visual of hot dog, with one last ‘plop’ of ketchup way over-applied on the middle of the hot dog)

    Did Bruce Rauner really think ketchup is good on hot dogs? Did Bruce Rauner think…no one would find out?

    (Fade to black from hot dog)

    I shuddered after reading that back.


  30. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:13 pm:

    Willy, that’s the perfect TV ad.

    lol


  31. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:14 pm:

    @OW,

    Now that would be a closer. First he killed grandma, charged her grandson $1,500 for his lifesaving medicine, then finished up the afternoon with a hotdog with ketchup.


  32. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:15 pm:

    Lindsey Waters, nice retort.

    Lindsey Walters, I thought Bruce had no social ketchup agenda?

    @FakeLindseyWalters - when in Rome, do as Chicagoans don’t do, order hot dog with ketchup #PulseOnTheKiddieDogs


  33. - Regnad Kcin - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:16 pm:

    What’s next? Cats and dogs living together? White Sox fan married to Cub fan?


  34. - OneMan - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:17 pm:

    Come on, everyone know Bruce has his own stash of the foi gras dogs from Hot Dougs….

    Nice comment by the staffer btw…


  35. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:19 pm:

    Thanks Rich. Ketchup on a hot dog is the 3rd rail in Chicago cuisine.


  36. - Rick T - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:19 pm:

    So John Kass is supporting a pro-choice, combine-enabling (see Tim Novak’s Chicago tourism story,) ketchup-on-a-hot-dog-eating, blue blood from Winnetka. Man, Kass’s tough guy street cred is really taking a hit.


  37. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:20 pm:

    Count one of the impeachment


  38. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:20 pm:

    He probably likes ketchup on his gyro’s too.


  39. - uptown progressive - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:21 pm:

    Classic Rauner - a staff person has to take the blame of ketchupgate


  40. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:23 pm:

    Next thing you know they’ll be handing out condiments in public schools!


  41. - uptown progressive - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:23 pm:

    And note the campaign definition of a woman’s right to choose


  42. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:23 pm:

    Is Lindsey Waters 5 years old? Why should the staffer get a pass on this?


  43. - OneMan - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:25 pm:

    How Ironic,

    She is not from these parts…


  44. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:25 pm:

    Does he put pickle relish on his quesadillas?


  45. - Nearly Normal - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:25 pm:

    Yeah, and Reagan’s Dept of Ag wanted to label Ketchup (catsup for y’all) a vegetable for the School Lunch program!


  46. - William j Kelly - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:26 pm:

    Oh, and I really love that picture of Rahm and rauner eating ketchup hot dogs at Rauner’s ranch, what else do you need to know?


  47. - Nearly Normal - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:28 pm:

    Was that the Mrs. in the Jackie O hair cut, suit, and pearls? Shades of 1960!

    You sir, are no Jack Kennedy!!


  48. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:31 pm:

    Unless Lindsey Walters is ordering from the kiddie menu, she can order her own.

    Another signal out of towners don’t understand Chicago or Illinois!


  49. - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:33 pm:

    There are those who think ketchup-on-a-hot-dog cost John Fritchey a congressional election. Anyone else remember this: http://publicaffairs2point0.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/fritchey11.jpg


  50. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:34 pm:

    lol, “The Rauner Rapid Condiment Response Team cleared Rauner of any wrong Ketchup…ing.”


  51. - Name withheld - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:37 pm:

    Hate to admit it but I am consistently guilty if the same crime. I was forced to ring the bell of shame at a stand on 35th Street before the Sox opener a few years back.


  52. - lake county democrat - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:39 pm:

    I think there’s a silent ketchup majority (at least the right to have one without a bunch of jerks making fun of you) - Rauner missed an opportunity and does indeed look reflexively petty.


  53. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:39 pm:

    Rauner: “Just ketching up with the staff.”


  54. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:40 pm:

    @OW, as fast as the “The Rauner Rapid Condiment Response Team” acted, you think they can spit out Brucie’s budget proposal, a few firms that created jobs, and a realistic defense of his treatment of his female executive team?

    Funny how quick they can respond…and when they can’t.


  55. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:42 pm:

    ” I ordered the hot dog with ketchup”

    - How Ironic -,

    Style over substance.

    Rauner’s Crew is more worried about image more than anything.


  56. - Skeptic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:43 pm:

    Now give the guy a break, he’s not part of The Machine, remember? So he can have his hotdog in a non-Chicago way if he wants to! I mean, if he knew all the ins and outs of hotdog etiquette, that would mean he wasn’t an outsider.


  57. - Dave Dahl - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:46 pm:

    I’m just glad someone mustard up the courage to admit it.


  58. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:48 pm:

    @Lindsey Walters, with your tweet, “what happened to a woman’s right to choose?” regarding a hot dog condiment, way to make light of reproductive choices, but, then, with Sanguinetti on the ticket, you’re already doing that, right?


  59. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:50 pm:

    I might in fact be guilty of a worse crime. I would prefer a hot dog with mustard and perhaps dill relish and sauerkraut to the “garden on a bun” as I don’t care for the tomatoes and sweet relish on it. But give me a Maxwell Street polish like at the Cell with grilled onions, mustard and sport peppers and I will destroy that thing.


  60. - Gooner - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:50 pm:

    Have those of you complaining ever tried ketchup on a hot dog?

    It tastes good, particularly if you add tomatoes, onions and mustard.

    Don’t fall for the “we hate it” thing before you try it.


  61. - Economic Justice - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:51 pm:

    Ketchup is to hot dogs as 401(k)s are to retirements. And both are ordered by Bruce (always the smartest man in the room? Not.)


  62. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:51 pm:

    “Woman’s right to choose”

    A Guy, was that your idea of a comeback over a stupid thing?


  63. - sal-says - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:52 pm:

    Ketchup. Hot dog. Clueless.

    But, Rauner’s just an average guy; like you and me. Just clueless.

    Clueless: like his ‘no plan’ to reduce taxes while increasing programs. And, all the rest ‘no plans’ he hasn’t got.

    It always amazes how someone who thinks he/she is a ’success’ in one field or endeavor thinks that will translate to some totally different area or endeavor.

    Clueless; just totally clueless.


  64. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:52 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalters - the last time I had a hot dog without ketchup, I think I was in Lincoln County #NotFromHereObviously


  65. - circular firing squad - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:53 pm:

    Looks like the concession speech a week early


  66. - Nony - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:54 pm:

    Amalia

    Well when the issue is whether a man’s hot dog choices make him fit for governor, can the response really be all that serious?


  67. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:57 pm:

    @Nony, silliness over hot dogs brings insensitivity over reproductive choices. I’ll be happy to win that fight any day.


  68. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:58 pm:

    Nony, when you want to demonstrate how unserious it is, maybe you don’t reference a serious subject.


  69. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:58 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalters - mocking a right to choose is funny. actually having no social agenda makes it sad #FunnyCanMeanIronic


  70. - mcb - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:58 pm:

    Why did Chicago get to decide the proper way to eat hot dogs when they were invented in New York, and popularized by Nathans, which puts a lot of ketchup on lot of dogs?


  71. - train111 - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:01 pm:

    So “ketchupgate” is going to sink Rauner?


  72. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:02 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalters - if Bruce put ketchup on any plan, budget, policy, or agenda, I will take the blame but still give zero answers. #KiddieGames


  73. - Economic Justice - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:02 pm:

    It is the fail that wags the dog.


  74. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:03 pm:

    Rauner spends more time worrying about hot dog gate than he does about reproductive choices with his “I want to criminalize abortion” running mate Sanguinetti and a staffer who mocks choices. very, very sad.


  75. - Anonymiss - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:04 pm:

    “Bloodtober,” a play in one act, scene 17

    Rauner: “Lyndsay, take the fall for this right now, or I will bury you. I hope you don’t have a family, because if you do, I would think twice about hesitating.”

    Staffer tweets joke about abortion. Exits stage right. Way right.


  76. - Gooner - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:04 pm:

    The joke about reproductive rights shows how terribly run the Rauner campaign has been.

    Only Rauner can get mocked for something silly and then have staff blunders turn into something relatively serious that will push away suburban women.


  77. - A guy... - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:08 pm:

    === Wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 4:51 pm:

    “Woman’s right to choose”

    A Guy, was that your idea of a comeback over a stupid thing?===

    Nope Sling, she was way ahead of me on that one. Can’t you just let it be cute? It’s a hot dog man. I’d bring up steamed buns, but you already called me a sexist once today. If you saw me, you’d know how much food means to me.


  78. - Louis G Atsaves - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:08 pm:

    Boy the anti-Rauner brigade was in full uproar over this one. Until we found out a staffer ordered the one with ketchup.

    But then again, I must admit. I would have pulled my support for Rauner if that dog was for him!


  79. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:13 pm:

    ===But then again, I must admit. I would have pulled my support for Rauner if that dog was for him!===

    Which is why I respect you - Louis G. Atsaves -

    ===Can’t you just let it be cute? It’s a hot dog man.===

    Um, - A Guy… -, I know you speak for everyone whenever you want, but Lyndsey job…job…is to speak for Bruce.

    “Let it be cute?”

    Mocking abortion rights to deflect…ketchup.

    Amateur. Hour.

    Very disappointing, and beyond, a complete lack of self awareness of her own role, and her words, represent Rauner too.


  80. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:13 pm:

    I just googled to find Lyndsey Walters’ title and see on her Twitter page that she is the Press Secretary for Bruce Rauner. is this her correct title? is it possible that the Press Secretary for Bruce Rauner, Republican Candidate for Governor of Illinois made a joke about reproductive choices? any staffer making such a joke is problematic, but if she is the press secretary, I’m truly shocked.


  81. - GetToTheChopper - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:13 pm:

    You say Rauner’s people are on edge on this but you printed this crap so maybe you are in edge in what to write. Yawn.


  82. - William j Kelly - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:17 pm:

    Is it too late to replace rauner? What’s next? Pictures of Rauner pushing Rahm on a swing?


  83. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:17 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalters - welp, we’re not talking about ketchup now, Boss. See, I’m good! #Oops #KiddieFunAdultBacklash


  84. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:20 pm:

    @FakeBruceRauner - welp @FakeLindseyWalters, next time get the chocolate cake. #CryingOverSpilledKetchup


  85. - Excessively rabid - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:22 pm:

    On various points:

    “Some fool” was probably Royko

    I don’t care either

    The Portillo’s menu seems to omit celery salt.


  86. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:23 pm:

    A Guy, I’m sure a “woman’s right to choose” is a laught riot in your chivalrous world.

    But it’s an unthinking response. So I thought of you.


  87. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:24 pm:

    I’m not on Twitter. has this turned into #Rauner press secretary mocks choice?


  88. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:26 pm:

    OMG the twitters is blowing up with ketchupgate.


  89. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:28 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalters - I didn’t know when I made a funny I was mocking choice, wait, who can I blame it on? #KiddieJokeNoJoke


  90. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:29 pm:

    It’s the kind of PR even $23 million can’t buy, Amalia.


  91. - Nony - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:30 pm:

    I’m a pro choice woman, but lets not make a mountain out of a molehill… 7 days can’t come soon enough


  92. - Gooner - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:30 pm:

    Oswego Willy has been mercilessly and often hilariously attacking Rauner’s team for over a year, but this line may be his best.

    Well done, Oswego. It is an instant classic. In one line, it brilliantly points out the ongoing failures of Rauer’s staff:

    “@FakeLindseyWalters - welp, we’re not talking about ketchup now, Boss. See, I’m good! #Oops #KiddieFunAdultBacklash”


  93. - Dave Dahl - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:32 pm:

    I never sausage a thing.


  94. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:34 pm:

    Rauner should ride the wave and not do anything stupid at this point because I have a feeling he’s about to do something really stupid….


  95. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:34 pm:

    @Cheswick, from my viewpoint, it’s PR that shows that the Rauner campaign is clueless about the serious policy issue of reproductive choices.


  96. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:35 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - looks like @FakeBruceRauner had a buffer call to take the video down? I can’t say without mocking another social issue #RaunerThinSkin


  97. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:38 pm:

    @Nony, Rauner’s press secretary made a joke about reproductive choices. it’s a serious topic if you are a serious public servant. apparently it’s not serious land in the Rauner campaign.


  98. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:38 pm:

    (Tips cap to - Gooner -)

    @FakeLindseyWalker - I’m glad they took it down, the mocking should stop #WannaBet


  99. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:39 pm:

    Well, assuming PR is PR, whether good or bad.


  100. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:41 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - it appears @FakeSlip&Sue will be helping me from now on, Slip & Sue is less Dopey #FootInMouthServedWithKetchup


  101. - VM - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:42 pm:

    Interesting, the clip has been removed by the user. I wonder if Dave McKinney could shed some light on this?


  102. - low level - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:43 pm:

    No ideas. No plan. No details. No clue…
    but obnoxious amounts of money.

    Couldn’t anyone of those overpaid “consultants” over there have consulted him about how to get a hot dog?!?


  103. - Voice of Reason - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:44 pm:

    This reaction tells me that they are panicked… But seriously, ordering ketchup on a hotdog is sacrilege in Chicago.


  104. - We need a new Ad - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:44 pm:

    Quinn needs to release a new ad…right now

    Ketchup on a hot dog?! Bruce also wants to put caviar on it!


  105. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:46 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - Now that the video is gone, no one will know what to talk about. @FakeSlip&Sue - now we’ve removed the ‘choice’ for people to see the video. #ILikeLimitingChoices


  106. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:49 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - I was told by @FakeSlip&Sue to use magic to fix this. No one looks at twitter anyway. #NotFromHere #NewToWordsHavingMeaning #BeingSpokepersonIsChildsPlay


  107. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:50 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - How does one order a $53 Million hotdog? With Ketchup. #BruceSunkTheBismark


  108. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:51 pm:

    You know what’s funny? Making a funny funny joke about abortion rights when you’re working on a Republican campaign while Republicans across the nation are trying to roll back abortion rights.

    Because it’s not going to happen in Illinois, and stupid poor women in other states who can’t afford to fly here for safe, legal abortions shouldn’t be having sex in the first place.

    Amirite, ladies?


  109. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:52 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - Is it either take the ketchup hot dog flack, or show how a flack makes something simple be embarrassing #Both


  110. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:54 pm:

    You are right Soccer Mom. I was coming here to say that.


  111. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:56 pm:

    Hey, Lyndsey — You wear the jersey, you’re on the team.

    https://www.gop.com/rnc-joins-the-march-for-life/

    Ask your mom to explain the whole coat hanger thing. Maybe you’ll understand why some of us are not laughing.


  112. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 5:57 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - I dropped the “y” on this twitter because it seems lots of people are asking me “why” I tweeted about choice #SelfUnawareness #WittyIsDimWitted


  113. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:02 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalters - while @FakeBruceRauner has no social agenda, the hot dog menu includes mocking choice as edible #Awkward #TweetStillUp #NoApology


  114. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:05 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - I would apologize for being insensitive but I have to ask, “y”. I’m kool. #WhatsTheFuss


  115. - Walter Mitty - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:11 pm:

    I Am shocked that there is this much concern over a hot dog. I hope rauner wins now… Because there is nothing more important than a hot dog.


  116. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:11 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - I didn’t want to embarrass Bruce with the ketchup, if I’m going to really embarrass Bruce Rauner, I figured go for it #ZingerBackOnBruce #CanWeJustTalkAboutKetchup #TooLateKetchupGate


  117. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:16 pm:

    Soccermom, one thing you can say about those good old Democratic Irish Catholic school boys in Illinois is that they carry the load for choice.

    You don’t have the crazy like mandatory trans vaginal ultrasounds, shutting down clinics over hallway widths, admitting rights, etc., like you see In Wisconsin, Texas, Mississippi, etc.

    Can you believe how far you have to degrade the language to be a “conservative” requiring mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds?

    You ever out those three words together in front of my sisters and you’d be picking your teeth off the ground.


  118. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:18 pm:

    that’s right Rauner campaign, worry about the hot dog video and don’t address the tweet from Lindsey Walker, Press Secretary for Rauner, insensitive about reproductive choices. what’s the matter, Rauner Chicken got your tongue?


  119. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:20 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - apologizing for ketchup leads to silence on insulting choice. Read nothing into it. #TweetIsTelling #TweetTellsTheTale


  120. - Norseman - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:21 pm:

    Egads, I’m defending Rauner. There’s nothing wrong with ketchup on hot dogs. I was raised putting ketchup on hot dogs. Although I did have a couple Chicago Style dogs at the Dog House in Chicago on last St. Pats day and liked them. Since I don’t usually eat hot dogs out, I will have ketchup handy at home for my microwaved dogs.


  121. - Downstate Libertarian - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:24 pm:

    With all of the mailings, it looks like the LP is making fun of this event: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1EYOwQCQAE4Kjs.png:large


  122. - Dave Dahl - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:25 pm:

    I relish the debate here.


  123. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:25 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - the Cheese wiz kids can find a video to defend Bruce on Ketchup, but leave my insulting tweet out there #NoBackTweet #SnarkLeftAlone


  124. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:26 pm:

    Forget about overpriced medicine for premature babies, nursing home deaths, and the abuse of a former female CEO.

    Rauner’s campaign goes nuts over a hotdog misstep?

    LOL (Look out Daily Herald)


  125. - Downstate Libertarian - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:26 pm:

    @Walter Mitty, you are right there are more important things, like armed intimidation of petitioners and signers, or selective representations by the GOP in mailings.

    This gives a moment of levity in what has been an ugly campaign.


  126. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:29 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - I would ask to call off the dogs, but then that ketchup thing will lead to me mocking another social issue #RelishTheLimeLight


  127. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:29 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - Right on about “What happened to a woman’s right to choose?”. Could we get a statement about that from Bruce’s running mate?

    #ThatWouldBePriceless


  128. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:34 pm:

    Bruce’s running mate is in a secure location, away from the press. pay no attention to the anti choice Lt. Guv candidate Sanguinetti!


  129. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:38 pm:

    Heinz site is certainly 20/20 on this issue.


  130. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:45 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - what’s fun for me is that the real Bruce Rauner & Chip Englander retweeted the Dopey joke. They think mocking choice is fun too #NoLossForHumorOrTaste


  131. - Just Me - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:47 pm:

    John Fritchey is proof that people who put ketchup on their hot dogs will never win elections.


  132. - Bruce (no not him) - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:47 pm:

    My God, I’m gonna be glad when this election is over.


  133. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:47 pm:

    OK the whole hot dog thing was a light moment in an otherwise dreary campaign foodfight. But then it comes down. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate is going to look like small potatoes compared to what Bruce will be forking up if people cross him. He’ll make Christie look like a creampuff. (Sorry, couldn’t resist culinary references. Time for dinner.)


  134. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:49 pm:

    Hat Tip to Oswego Willy: Bruce Rauner thinks reproductive choice is a joke, retweets “joke” on choice tweeted by his press secretary.
    And has a joke of a Lt. Gov. candidate, Evelyn “let’s criminalize abortion” Sanguinetti. shameful.


  135. - Dave Dahl - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:52 pm:

    Sounds like a failure to lunch on somebody’s part.


  136. - 618662dem - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:58 pm:

    Just goes to prove rauner belongs at the kids table of politics.


  137. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 6:58 pm:

    @FakeLindseyWalker - Not being a local, I didn’t know mocking choice for women is bad. I’ll keep the tweet up & not apologize. #NotCuttingTheMustard #SeeWhatIDidThere KetchUpIfYouMissedIt


  138. - Bill White - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:24 pm:

    Wasting away again in Raunerville . . .

    Segue . . .

    I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    Heinz 57 and French fried potato
    Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer . . .

    Even cheeseburgers are better without ketchup


  139. - low level - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:26 pm:

    A guy..,

    You still don’t get it. Remember the Diana Rauner ad you said was so effective towards women voters? I told you to think about why you weren’t in a position to judge that. Now you’re back for more ridiculing the reproductive rights bad comeback.

    You still don’t get it. You wouldn’t know if you’re a guy. Hello? Earth to Rauner staff and supporters? Anyone home? Hello?


  140. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:32 pm:

    Dear Lyndsey Walters,

    In your rush to defend a Dopey, mockable, fun, culinary “error”, you neglected to understand, that as a flack, making a fun/funny story become about an insensitive tweet, inadvertently mocking a social issue, and an issue yiu Principle avoids, reminds me how Bush League your Press Shop is.

    While forwarding videos of the Principle offing a hot dog “correctly” is cranked out at the speed of the internet, your Dopey and ignorantly flippant tweet also was released as quick. If Rauner’s flacks can’t answer policy questions with that speed, or deny questions of the Principle at a rate of 3 a session, you deserve this mocking for the Press Shop too.

    Bruce Rauner must have instilled fear in the premise that image is everything, and perception is to be controlled at all costs. At. All. Costs. I mean, how quick was that retort video up? How fast was your tweet to take the heat for…ketchup…tweeted?

    So fast, that the perception and image of choice is now, again, being ridiculed.

    If you think it helped, it didn’t. You pointed out, once again, that the Rauner Crew is about protecting style, at the cost of substance, and positions and beliefs are just collateral damage.

    You are a Press Secretary. You are not a civilian. You are InIt, your words matter, carry weight, and speak to an impression of the Principle. “Tweets are my own” doesn’t absolve Dopiness, when “your own” tweet is defending your boss.

    I am embarrassed for you, that you felt the need to deflect, and you chose expediency over message, and sometimes humor, if you have to explain it, it doesn’t work.

    Either be a professional all the time, with a shop that has lightning responses for ketchup, or be the amateur, and tweet, than think, then choose what is trivial to respond to, and what is expected from a professional when having fun with a culinary “mistake”

    Decide which you want to be, as that Dopey tweet remains, with no apology in the offing. Pathetic.

    It’s up to you.

    OW


  141. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:37 pm:

    OW– damn. Perfect


  142. - Modest Proposal - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:38 pm:

    Portillos Italian Beef is so good, the real crime is that no one got a beef sandwich.


  143. - Original Rambler - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:41 pm:

    Geez Amalia, lighten up a little.


  144. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:41 pm:

    Thanks - Soccermom -, I appreciate that coming from you.


  145. - chi - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:44 pm:

    Forgive me but I’m trying to ketchup here…
    Rauner went to Portillo’s and didn’t order a beef? I mean, a hot dog is ok as a wingman, but that can’t be the complete order.


  146. - PoolGuy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:44 pm:

    Modest Proposal - the combo beef and sausage with sweet and hot peppers. and no ketchup :)


  147. - Gooner - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:45 pm:

    Why do I suspect the crew making light of the choice joke would be organizing protests if somebody from Team Quinn made a second amendment joke?

    What do you think Rambler? Would you be telling people to lighten up if things went the other way?


  148. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:47 pm:

    After a series of Ebola scare events how better to prove you’re serious about public health than to chow on some hotdogs.
    That ketchup dog might trump ebola flight ban for media attention proves the world will be alright, even if for the wrong reasons.


  149. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:47 pm:

    poor Original Rambler, trouble with the Bruce Rauner vanity project, aka, the governor’s race making you upset?


  150. - À guy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 7:59 pm:

    Here we go with who “gets it”. I guess it can’t be serious if you’re pro life. She doesn’t owe anyone an apology. If you’ve been following this election from the beginning and this is your Alamo, there should be a long line at the confessional. Oy.


  151. - Jeepster - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:05 pm:

    In Bruce’s defense he’s in a $75,000 a year ketchup club. It was a good investment.


  152. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:08 pm:

    Telling me to lighten up….especially when you just got a tongue lashing(awesome) from OWilly…..just makes me put the foot on the gas. over at the Personal PAC twitter I learned that a mid Oct. campaign finance report of the Rauner campaign showed they spent cash at the Hobby Lobby in Decatur. (yep, anti reproductive choice Hobby Lobby) and that hundreds of thousands of dollars came from Rauner to the Koch bros. for anti choice activities. Open the door with a tweet, you get me to looking again Raunerbots.


  153. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:08 pm:

    A Guy, what can’t be serious if you’re pro-life? What was supposed to be serious?

    Read what you wrote (a first, I’m sure). It makes no sense.


  154. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:10 pm:

    - A Guy… -,

    Sometimes, saying nothing, is a good strategy.

    If the doubling-down, no retreat, no surrender ideal is going to be the mantra of a Governor Rauner Press Crew, goodwill from the press, the legislative 4 Tops flacks, the constitutional office flacks, even college press students, that goodwill, that press Crew started with, will be gone by May.

    Count on it.

    Governing is hard. Governing with a hostile press presence to all, even harder.

    But, she should listen to you. That’s a choice too .


  155. - Original Rambler - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:17 pm:

    Gooner, the same applies to you then. Ms. Walters tries to bring a little levity to this miserable campaign and the PC police come roaring out. And Amalia, I’m not a Raunerbot - I don’t post enough and am not a supporter. But I do enjoy the witticisms that come from many contributors (several in this post) and don’t like to see them stifled by self-appointed censors as yourself.


  156. - Amalia - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:25 pm:

    oh my poor Original Rambler! PC police cause reproductive choice is such a teeny tiny issue? I call it like I see it. and what I saw was an ill advised, insulting tweet by a person whom I discover to be the press secretary for the Republican Governor candidate in Illinois. You might take a look in the mirror when it comes to someone who is trying to stifle commenting.


  157. - Nony - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:27 pm:

    The fact that this has more comments than most posts on this otherwise incredibly informative blog says a lot

    Also Im seconding rambler


  158. - Dave Dahl - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:28 pm:

    Sounds like someone is getting their just desserts.


  159. - circularfiringsquad - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:31 pm:

    Wonder if Mitt gets cheese on the Italian beef?
    Nails with his horseshoe?


  160. - À guy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:38 pm:

    Yes Willie. Yes Amalia. Those Personal Pac guys are splendid honest dudes. This thread jumped from ketchup on hot dogs to coat hangers in minutes. The hair trigger to double down is yours. As you might say, own it while you wait for an apology for no offense. Don’t lighten up; wise up.


  161. - Lt. Guv - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:40 pm:

    Forgive me, there was a typo there. The msg. was addressed to “a guy.”


  162. - haverford - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:41 pm:

    I guess you can debate the merits of whether joking about reproductive rights is just a joke (as a voting lady member of the public - I don’t think it is, but your mileage may vary).

    However, as multiple folks have pointed out - these people are - in theory - attempting to run a statewide campaign. For the press sec for the republican candidate to make a flip joke that offends potential voters (again, hello!) is absurd.

    I mean, I would like if I thought that Brucie cared about the actual issues. But since he obviously doesn’t, is it too much to ask that he ACTS like a real candidate, rather than just dumping another 3 or so million into his campaign every so often?


  163. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:41 pm:

    Nony, I’m guessing it says if you’re going to freak out when your boss, Mr. No Social Agenda, makes a silly cultural faux pas about hot dogs, dont try to make it “better” by bringing up abortion.

    Don’t they have a GOP Flack 101 Primer by now on abortion and rape? Like dummy up?


  164. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:45 pm:

    ===Don’t lighten up; wise up.===

    There it is, the. “Old, White, Angry, Male” Ad…

    “Wise up.”

    I guess Lyndsey’s tweet wasn’t hers?

    You never make it easy on the Rauner Crew…so…

    @FakeLindseyWalker - I like double-meaning tweets. I can mock and embarrass myself and others quicker that way #WordsDoMatterWhoKnew #SociallyIgnoranceOnSocialMedia.

    (Tips cap to - Amalia -)


  165. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:46 pm:

    A Guy, who brought up abortion?

    You’re advising the campaign, I take it?


  166. - À guy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:51 pm:

    No Sling, I’m not. In case you missed it we have different positions on this issue.


  167. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:54 pm:

    Amalia, thank you. I completely agree with you.


  168. - ericthered - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:54 pm:

    These things are only a thing when they reinforce feelings folks already have about a candidate. Like Bush Sr. not knowing how much milk cost, this one does. But then Dirty Harry said it best, “Nobody, I mean nobody, gets ketchup on a hotdog.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JIpT4GkyM


  169. - À guy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 8:57 pm:

    Wilbur, white; guilty. Angry:almost never. Hopeful; eternally.


  170. - Waldi1 - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 9:22 pm:

    I hope Rauner finds himself playing ketchup on election night too.


  171. - PoolGuy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 9:37 pm:

    Miss Walters, you should have had a V-8


  172. - Me - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 9:42 pm:

    Hey forget you I put ketchup on my hotdogs all the time. It’s a southern thing.


  173. - Capitol View - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:05 pm:

    dumbest campaign issue ever.But we need all the levity we can get in Illinois.

    Can’t wait for FauxNews to discuss this…


  174. - Phenomynous - Tuesday, Oct 28, 14 @ 10:07 pm:

    Oh, the victims.


  175. - Been There - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 12:00 am:

    Agree that ketchup doesn’t belong on a dog. I don’t really care if someone does and I think most of those making lite of it really don’t care either. The best part it is those that are guilty get so uptight about a little levity.
    It’s late enough so nobody will notice this, but almost as bad was many years ago when I saw Durbin order an Italian beef……with mustard. Uck.


  176. - low level - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 6:53 am:

    I love how - A Guy - not only doubles down on his position but brings out more to oddly support the point he’s trying to make.

    Going all in on this one? Kinda like Buddy Billionaire Bruce bringing up Stephanie Neely.


  177. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 8:49 am:

    This “issue” exposes the absolute emotional insanity raging within the anti-Rauner folks.

    I don’t like ketchup. It is disgusting to put it on a hot dog. It is disgusting to put it on any meat, frankly. Mustard and onions, maybe a sport pepper - but don’t put ketchup on my hot dogs or hamburgers. I’ve traveled the world and lived in other lands. Outside Chicago, people put ketchup on hot dogs.

    However, if Rauner really does eat hot dogs with ketchup, that would not be a problem as most Americans do. Just as it is not vital that we have a charming governor, we don’t need a culinary one either. Our real problems are bigger.

    Its pretty pathetic to make this a big deal.


  178. - Gooner - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 8:59 am:

    Just as Oswego’s post perfectly captured everything wrong with Team Quinn, Vanilla’s last post perfectly captured the New and Even More Angry Vanilla Man.

    Vanilla? Most people are laughing at Rauner for the ketchup error. If you had a sense of humor, you would get it.

    In contrast, they are not laughing at his mouthpiece for her reproductive rights joke.

    Given Rauner’s vague comments and his choice of running mate, most people don’t find that too funny.


  179. - A guy... - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 9:44 am:

    So silly. She wasn’t joking about anyone’s reproductive rights. She was joking about her choice of condiments.


  180. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 9:48 am:

    ===So silly. She wasn’t joking about anyone’s reproductive rights. She was joking about her choice of condiments.===

    lol

    Only - A Guy… -, can speak…for the Rauner Spokesperson.

    Pathetic.

    I hear Lyndsey has a twitter, let her speak for herself.


  181. - Gooner - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 9:49 am:

    So “the right to choose” does not reference reproductive rights?

    A Guy, out of curiosity, do you care at all about your credibility? I mean, I know most of us post under assumed names, but still, for some of us there is a desire to viewed as existing in a reality based world. That’s not an issue for you, is it?


  182. - crazybleedingheart - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 10:01 am:

    Sometimes, with women’s issues, people get all backward and confused, accusing the people who aren’t laughing of having an impaired sense of humor, NOT the creators of tasteless and insensitive hack “jokes.”

    So maybe it would help Lyndsey (and her boss and the rest of the campaign) to imagine this kind of anti-ketchupgate tweet going out:

    “Hey, that hot dog was for me. I like it to hemorrage ketchup like it got Ebola!”


  183. - crazybleedingheart - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 10:09 am:

    It’s malpractice on malpractice.

    We all know that Portillo’s has 57 million delicious things. Why did Lyndsey order a hot dog with ketchup and not a char chicken? Because ordering at Portillo’s was about creating an image and chicken sandwiches aren’t it. OK…then don’t half-*** the image.

    Once the mistake is made, don’t make yourself the story and don’t send out some tasteless hack joke that highlights, of all things, the same completely disjointed plank on your platform that you’ve been trying to ignore for a year.


  184. - Amalia - Wednesday, Oct 29, 14 @ 12:40 pm:

    Good Morning Vietnam!!!!!! Looking forward to another day of Oswego Willy posts!!!!

    wow, I had no idea that reproductive choice, ” This “issue” exposes the absolute emotional insanity raging within the anti-Rauner folks,” was something to be avoided.

    and here I thought the topic was a right that I have and that I will defend it at every turn.

    what does Evelyn “I want to criminalize abortion” Sanguinetti have to tell us today?


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