“Yes. Yes. Like we all said to the each of the previous callers: ‘The Blackhawks looked great last night.’ Yes. Of course…. Go Hawks…. But, once again, this morning we’re discussing the long-term financial and budget problems facing Illinois. Okay? Today’s program is about the Illinois budget. All right? Is that clear? Now we’re all on the same page, right? Next up: Bill from Bellwood, you’re on the air with Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan… ”
“Hey guys, great show. I’ve got a question for Speaker Madigan: What do you think turned things around for Crawford? I mean, a month ago he was sitting on the bench after those two terrible performances against Nashville…”
Well, Rauner has managed to do one thing I thought impossible: Force the Speaker to address the press. In one week he has held a press conference, answered press questions, and now doing a live interview. Is this some parallel universe we’re living in?