*** UPDATED x1 *** Follow the Rauner brick road
Sunday, May 31, 2015
* Forget about the stalled budget deal for a second and consider what Kurt Erickson wrote about a possible strike or lockout…
* And speaking of that topic…
He’s gonna veto it, for sure.
But check out the House roll call. Two Democrats, Jack Franks and Andre Thapedi, took a walk and didn’t vote.
If those two stay off the legislation on an override, it’s going to be really difficult to pass it. If one of them is forced back on, perhaps Springfield Republican Raymond Poe can be convinced to climb on board because he was the only Republican with the guts to buck Rauner on that “right to work” bill. Poe took a walk on AFSCME’s strike bill.
Several other House Republicans walked as well: Anthony, Bourne, Brown, Bryant, Cabello, Cavaletto, Davidsmeier, Hammond, Hays, McAuliffe, Bill Mitchell, Pritchard, Reis, Stewart and Unes. But Rauner is gonna make this override a point of honor.
Rauner’s brick is gonna be the heaviest thing on the planet.
* Today’s headline was the product of a sort of group think project at dinner last night with a bunch of pals. One of those pals even designed a quickie logo…
We were also wondering if y’all could match Statehouse names to that movie’s characters. Have at it.
* By the way, Senate President John Cullerton filed a motion to reconsider the vote after yesterday’s roll call, so he’s going to hold onto that one for a while.
*** UPDATE *** A quickly done variation of a commenter suggestion…