* I kid you not. From a Belleville News Democrat editorial…
House Speaker Michael Madigan uses neither e-mail nor a planner.
Lack of a planner might that explain why we are 263 days into the 2016 budget year and still have no spending plan. No day planner, no calendar, Madigan simply doesn’t realize the budget is overdue.
Lack of a planner might explain why the House took off a month when there were so many issues left hanging. Without a planner, how is Madigan to realize that budget and pensions and overdue payments and college expenses all need attention.
Lack of e-mail might explain why there is no movement on reforms or the budget or anything else of substance. All those Google calendar invites from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office have been evaporating into cyberspace because email@example.com just doesn’t exist.
Only the Unabomber was farther off the grid than Madigan, and he, arguably, did less damage.
The hate is more than just palpable, folks. And it’s gonna crank up even higher by November.