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Pat, I kinda think they already know who you are

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016

* Our former governor is handing out his new business card at events…

I kid you not.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

99 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:28 pm:

    “I was put on this Earth to pass one (unconstitutional) bill.” Not exactly a reputation that will lead to a lot of clients for your legal services.


  2. - Honeybear - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:29 pm:

    It puts the lotion in the basket.


  3. - @MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:30 pm:

    https://youtu.be/6MYAGyZlBY0

    – MrJM


  4. - Homer J. Simpson - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:30 pm:

    Pat Quinn - Man beside Rod Blagojevich 2003-2009


  5. - Archiesmom - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:30 pm:

    Kind of looks like a tombstone…


  6. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:30 pm:

    I get it, there are a lot of Pat Quinn’s out there, and many of them are lawyers too.

    Rather than list his resume, he should instead have his card just say: “Yes, that Pat Quinn.”


  7. - conn smythe - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:31 pm:

    tomorrow’s qotd should be “guess the gmail address”


  8. - TominChicago - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:31 pm:

    I am kind of surprised he had new ones printed. I envisioned him just editing his old Governor business cards with a pen.


  9. - Dan V. - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:31 pm:

    Maybe it’s to assure you that he is in fact, THE Pat Quinn, not some other Pat Quinn. (A search for “Pat Quinn” on the ARDC lawyer lookup returns five different people, all in the Chicago area.)


  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:31 pm:

    Next thing yoh know Quinn will have a tomb built with all his accomplishments chiseled in the walls…

    To the Post,

    When you need to reinforce an obvious truth, who are you trying to convince it happened at all?

    You put a think on that… Mr. Quinn.


  11. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:33 pm:

    don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone


  12. - Belle - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:34 pm:

    Same location that he was in prior to his gig in Springfield.


  13. - lake county democrat - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:35 pm:

    Lawyers shouldn’t use gmail (for work at least): http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/does_using_gmail_put_attorney_client_privilege_at_risk


  14. - Century Club - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:37 pm:

    ==I get it, there are a lot of Pat Quinn’s out there, and many of them are lawyers too.

    Rather than list his resume, he should instead have his card just say: “Yes, that Pat Quinn.”==

    47th, if he was that creative, he’d still be Governor.


  15. - steward - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:37 pm:

    Should add, “Proud parent of Squeezy”


  16. - Elliott Ness - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:37 pm:

    Card should say “Nut”


  17. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:39 pm:

    Meh, you can’t swing a cat in my neighborhood (Gov. Quinn’s general neighborhood) without hitting a Pat Quinn that’s a lawyer.

    Seriously, it’s a necessity, for clarity’s sake.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:39 pm:

    I think Quinn should’ve added

    “Lead Singer, Driver of the Winnebago”

    But, that’s just me…


  19. - Lester Holt's Mustache - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:39 pm:

    He reeeeallllyy likes his business cards. During his term as governor, he had these really nice business cards embossed with the gold leaf foil. I remember wondering why a sitting governor would need business cards. Did he worry that people forget that he was governor? Or was he afraid someone would go “that nice white-haired fellow who was here last week, Paul? Or Pete? What did he say his job was again?”


  20. - proudstatetrooper - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:39 pm:

    will do clown shows for small fee.
    i mean will continue to do clown shows for small fee


  21. - Moist von Lipwig - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:40 pm:

    I completely fail to see the humor in him having his info on his business card. As people do. Move along, people.


  22. - Amalia - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:40 pm:

    well, there was Pat Quinn, appellate justice, but he died…..


  23. - Federalist - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:40 pm:

    WE need more lawyers!


  24. - Slippin' Jimmy - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:41 pm:

    Is that an Union label displayed prominently? Lol


  25. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:42 pm:

    For the past 18 months, Pat Quinn has hunkered down over a manual typewriter with a stack of old business cards and a gallon of white out.
    His administration always was about getting results.


  26. - FTA - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:42 pm:

    That’s not as bothersome as a business card that reads: “Pat Quinn, Candidate for Governor - 2018″


  27. - Robert the 1st - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:42 pm:

    In case he does run into someone who doesn’t know who is it, won’t it be really awkward when asked why/how he was governor for 6 years?


  28. - altoid - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:45 pm:

    look at that subtle off-beige coloring.


  29. - Moist von Lipwig - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:46 pm:

    Business cards aren’t to identify people, they’re used so people have contact information. Sigh.


  30. - Fusion - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:47 pm:

    We know who you are, Pat. You’re the one who gave us Bruce Rauner. Way to go.


  31. - Curious - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:48 pm:

    Not a bad business card. At least he’s not going around handing out campaign lit with a website and slogan yet…doesn’t his alma mater need a teacher or something?


  32. - OneMan - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:49 pm:

    Kind of surprised he didn’t end up at a firm someplace…

    lake county democrat is on the money with the gmail, also depending on what address he has, it is real easy to get someones e-mails besides your own and vice-versa due to fat fingers.

    I get gmail mail for at least 4 other people around the world on a semi-regular basis.


  33. - Curious - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:49 pm:

    Also, did he pay for the cards himself or did the campaign? Has anyone checked the D-2s?


  34. - Rhino Slider - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:50 pm:

    I generally hate all politicians, but I also respect they got in the ring.

    It’s a nasty business. Respect to the Quinnster.


  35. - OneMan - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:52 pm:

    altoid for the win…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cISYzA36-ZY


  36. - Soccermom - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:52 pm:

    It might have been more elegant to say “The Hon. Pat Quinn” — which also reminds people of how he should properly be addressed.


  37. - D.P.Gumby - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:53 pm:

    recycled paper?


  38. - steward - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:54 pm:

    “Is that an Union label displayed prominently? Lol”

    Good eye. Yup, that’s the union bug.

    Card should add, “I suck a lot less than the other guy.”


  39. - Dr X - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:56 pm:

    Is that bone or off white eggshell?


  40. - dixiechick - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:56 pm:

    At least it has a union ‘bug’


  41. - truthy2016 - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:59 pm:

    he forgot….

    Fired by the Illinois Electorate 2014


  42. - Give Me A Break - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 2:59 pm:

    For the Love of Pete, please tell me he is not also have nominating petitions printed too.


  43. - Illini Alum - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:00 pm:

    If there was ever any doubt that this blog will criticize or mock absolutely anything Pat Quinn does, this post removes it. The existence of the post, plus 40 or so comments mocking the fact that he has a business card, on a day when the former US House Speaker was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Unbelievable.


  44. - The Captain - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:00 pm:

    Probably just tired of being confused with the other Pat Quinn.


  45. - Keyser Soze - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:01 pm:

    This explains a lot.


  46. - Regular democrat - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:03 pm:

    He must be back with Griffin doing rax appeal work out of that disorganized office on LaSalle They are good at getting reductions i will say that


  47. - NIU Grad - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:04 pm:

    “I am kind of surprised he had new ones printed. I envisioned him just editing his old Governor business cards with a pen.”

    That’s what he reportedly did when he was suddenly promoted…

    To the address, drive by the building if you get a chance. The place is falling apart. Symbolic?


  48. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:05 pm:

    ===on a day when the former US House Speaker was sentenced to 15 months in prison===

    Another victim heard from.

    There are three (3) posts on this blog today about Hastert. Three. And you did not bother to even comment on a single one of them.

    Bite me.


  49. - Gooner - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:06 pm:

    So much of what Gov. Quinn did was vaguely embarrassing. He never carried himself like a governor should. He always sort of slumped when he walked and just never gave off a feeling of confidence.

    This is yet another example.

    He’s the former governor of a large state.

    He should have the confidence to put his name and a law firm name on it, and he should also spend a few dollars to get a website and a real e-mail.

    Clients want lawyers who seem like know what they are doing. They want to be given advice by somebody confidence.

    This is an absolutely terrible business card. I can’t imagine people would look at this and want to send him any business.


  50. - Whatever - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:09 pm:

    The governor part sets him apart from the other Pat Quinns. How about “Still not indicted” to set him apart from the other former governors?


  51. - JoanP - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:10 pm:

    Pat Quinn
    Attorney-at-Law
    The guy you’re sorry you voted against.


  52. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:11 pm:

    Back probably doing tax appeal work at the old campaign committee address, home of the late Blue Frog Bar. It is Squeezy@gmail.com? I’m a little afraid to send anything to such an address…


  53. - downstate commissioner - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:23 pm:

    JoanP @3:10. Excellent!!


  54. - downstate commissioner - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:24 pm:

    Reckon he sent one of his cards to Speaker
    Madigan?


  55. - northernwatersports - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:25 pm:

    I voted for him, I’d vote for him again, and I’m happy to say I’d hire him if I had a job to offer.
    He ‘takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’. The last honest man to hold that thankless job of Gov of IL. Thank you sir.


  56. - Old Shepherd - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:26 pm:

    No soy ink?


  57. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:28 pm:

    maybe one needs to know how to reach him …. stop hating


  58. - Downstate commissioner - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:31 pm:

    Pat Quinn Political Dilettante and Attorney at Law.

    “Hey, I ended up the Governor of the great state of Illinois-Bite Me.”


  59. - Printer's kid - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:31 pm:

    Is it engraved or thermographed?


  60. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:36 pm:

    He hands these out to his Uber passengers.


  61. - Jake From Elwood - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:40 pm:

    Michelle Flaherty for the win.


  62. - downstate commissioner - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:40 pm:

    Northernwatersports: I voted for him against Rauner. While he may not have been the best governor, I never felt like he was dishonest or deliberately mean. I poked fun at him, but I believe that he can take a joke; he’s probably laughing at some of the stuff on here…


  63. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:41 pm:

    We were trying to forget.


  64. - Ducky LaMoore - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:46 pm:

    Pat Quinn; former Illinois governor, never convicted, not incarcerated and FOR HIRE! Better call Pat!


  65. - Another Dave - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:54 pm:

    I think you should cut him a little slack. I believe he is the first Governor of Illinois this century that will have to navigate the transition from Governor to work without the benefit of programs to prevent recidivism.


  66. - anon. - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:56 pm:

    Hey Miller enough of your attitude already


  67. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 3:57 pm:

    On the flip side: Available for Parties!


  68. - Illinoisian - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 4:08 pm:

    @altoid @DrX
    That’s “bone,” with something called “Cyllian Rail.”


  69. - Anonymiss - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 4:09 pm:

    “How can we miss you if you won’t go away?”


  70. - Not It - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 4:09 pm:

    TominChicago wins.


  71. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 4:13 pm:

    You should see Roland Burris’ 3×5 business card.


  72. - sal-says - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 4:15 pm:

    == governor of IL 2009-2015 ==

    FABULOUS reminder of what we ‘got’ now as sort-of-non-gov, eh?


  73. - Dirty Red - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 4:19 pm:

    “Hello?”
    “Hello, this is Pat Quinn.”
    “Aw, man…oh, hi, Mr. Quinn.”
    “I was the Governor.”
    “I know.”

    http://the-south-park.blogspot.com/2012/01/south-park-s10e06-man-bear-pig.html


  74. - Politix - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 4:37 pm:

    Elegant, yet subtle.


  75. - Mouthy - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 4:44 pm:

    How does he fit all that on a license plate?


  76. - State worker - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 5:06 pm:

    There’s nothing wrong with this card. And this governor did a lot of good in Illinois. He certainly paid his debts and his bills.


  77. - Grand Avenue - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 5:11 pm:

    He’s actually moved his office from 676 N LaSalle


  78. - Mama - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 5:27 pm:

    At least Quinn made payments into our pension funds & paid down the debt.


  79. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 5:53 pm:

    So, if you check the non-partisan scoreboard at the comptroller’s office, how does the Quinn administration compare to Rauner’s?

    Woof. What a mess. Billions of mess.

    This state could use a real Republican Party, not some old-man dilettante, surrounded by payroll-sycophants and their brain-dead-loser spin-meisters frat-boy party animals.


  80. - Not It - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 5:58 pm:

    It reminds me of a certain relative of the Speaker who actually introduces himself as, “Hello, I’m (insert name), I’m Speaker Madigan’s (insert relation).”

    I’ve seen him do it more than once and every time the other person is confused and has this expression like, “Did he really just say that? That is how he wants me to think of him?”


  81. - Newsclown - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 6:01 pm:

    It’s missing the chess knight…..

    Pat Quinn, Pat Quinn
    Where do you roam?
    Pat Quinn, Pat Quinn,
    Not too, far from home.

    Had Guv, Will Travel, reads the card of a man. 
A knight without armor in a savage land. 
His fast gun for hire heeds the calling wind.
 A soldier of fortune is the man called…. Pat… Quinnnn.

    He travels on to wherever he must.
 A chess knight of silver is his badge of trust.
 There are campaign legends that the party shamans spin.

    
Of the man with the petitions, of the man called:

    Paaaat Quinnnnn.


  82. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 6:02 pm:

    Lot of defensive comments here. Lighten up, people! Reality is depressing enough!


  83. - Stones - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 6:54 pm:

    Does he have a secretary or does he answer his own telephones too?


  84. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 7:02 pm:

    The card is ok, a little weird but ok. But what’s with that email address? Oh, right, Pat never did understand technology. Seriously dude - Pat@quinnlaw.com or pat@govquinnlaw.com or just pat@govquinn.com


  85. - PeoriaMac - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 7:28 pm:

    “Oh, THAT Pat Quinn…”


  86. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 7:35 pm:

    Please go away now and forever….


  87. - illini - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 8:23 pm:

    Yet for all the detractors on this post - Gov. Quinn did attend the funeral of every fallen hero, without any fanfare and without any preferential treatment being expected.

    He came to my small town of 450 and stood in line like everyone else to honor a fallen Marine.

    Enough said.


  88. - Levois - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 8:24 pm:

    Thanks for this wonderful piece of Illinois history as laughable to some as it may be.


  89. - Huh? - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 8:36 pm:

    Anybody check with Dept. Of Professional Regulation to see if he has a law license? Kind of against the law to call yourself a lawyer without the piece of paper being up to date.


  90. - Howard - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 8:37 pm:

    Squeezy who?


  91. - Last Bull Moose - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 9:19 pm:

    Pat Quinn was the best governor Illinois has had in this century. He had flaws, but he got better at the job over time.

    And Illini has it right on the military funerals. That was from the heart.


  92. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 9:32 pm:

    DPR doesn’t license lawyers. Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court does. And a quick search of their website shows he is licensed.


  93. - illini - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 9:44 pm:

    Moose - thanks for concurring. From the heart is exactly right and I will forever respect him for that fact.


  94. - anon - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 9:53 pm:

    am i the only one, or did it it seem a lot longer than 6 years..


  95. - Blue dog dem - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 10:15 pm:

    I wonder if Dr. QUINN WAS OFFERED a distinguished fellow position?


  96. - SPI SPY - Wednesday, Apr 27, 16 @ 11:56 pm:

    It’s not beige, it’s not egg shell, it’s not bone…it’s F£%#{~N’ GOLDEN!


  97. - DuPage Great Grandma - Thursday, Apr 28, 16 @ 7:53 am:

    Maybe it is a reminder that we once did have a governor. You know..someone who led our state to pass budgets so services were provided without court orders if provided at all.


  98. - Anonymous - Thursday, Apr 28, 16 @ 8:52 am:

    It doesn’t bother me at all. A word of advice though, why not also list a job you were good at. lol


  99. - Austin Blvd - Thursday, Apr 28, 16 @ 9:09 am:

    If I’m Pat Quinn, I wouldn’t want to take the chance of being confused for our current heartless train wreck of an administration.


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