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The perils of campaigning: Biss does the Chicken Dance

Monday, Apr 17, 2017

* From a pal…

So do you want footage of Schakowsky, Quigley and a reluctant Biss doing the Chicken Dance from the Tax Day Rally?

But of course, I replied. A dancing gubernatorial candidate is always a fun post, especially so when it’s attempted by a very, um, non-loose guy like Daniel Biss.

* Here you go

- Posted by Rich Miller        

17 Comments »
  1. - weltschmerz - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 12:56 pm:

    Did the “thousands” of protesters join in?


  2. - Boone's is back - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 12:57 pm:

    Is anyone not reluctant when they’re doing the chicken dance? If so I probably don’t want them as my Governor.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 12:58 pm:

    Never do gimmick-y dancing.

    Ever.

    Stand at the side and clap as others do

    Ugh.


  4. - Carhartt Union Negotiating Team - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 1:02 pm:

    If memory serves… Didn’t dancing contribute to Judy Baar Topinka’s defeat against Rauner…er, I mean, Blagojevich?


  5. - William j Kelly - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 1:11 pm:

    If the whole governor thing doesn’t work out the radio Disney street team is hiring.


  6. - Bill F. - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 1:13 pm:

    I’ve been exposed to a lot of polka in my day, and I’ve seen and participated in my share of Chicken Dances. I’ve never seen waving one’s hand in the air like one does not care as part of it. It seems only the dude in the gray cap is actually Chicken Dancing.


  7. - Just Observing - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 1:18 pm:

    Isn’t this the chicken dance???

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UV3kRV46Zs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xmV5uHWNag


  8. - Curl of the Burl - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 1:22 pm:

    I like Biss - and he is a super-nice guy one-on-one - but he is certainly a socially awkward dude.


  9. - Pothole - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 1:43 pm:

    As someone of Polish/German descent, I’m insulted if either you or Sen. Biss thinks that is the chicken dance.


  10. - A guy - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 1:52 pm:

    If he was awkward doing that part, the rest of it must have really killed him.


  11. - blue dog dem - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 2:43 pm:

    Duck dance. Chicken dance. Whatever. Looks like the only dance Biss knows is the one about raising taxes on the working poor and middle class. Wait. He’s got quite a bit of company.


  12. - ArchPundit - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 3:39 pm:

    === It seems only the dude in the gray cap is actually Chicken Dancing.

    AKA Mike Quigley


  13. - Amalia - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    well at least if it was a Biss only Dem Gub candidate invite we have this goofy video about him. Maybe Biss will request that the other candidates do the chicken dance so he can compare himself.


  14. - Oh, please... - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 5:00 pm:

    …at least he’s not droppin’ his g’s or breaking out a fresh, crisp plaid shirt!


  15. - City Zen - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 6:07 pm:

    I believe that is Naughty by Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray” dance.


  16. - Bowels of the Capitol - Monday, Apr 17, 17 @ 7:29 pm:

    Looks like a scene from that movie Awakenings with Bob DeNiro and Robin Williams.


  17. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Apr 18, 17 @ 8:51 am:

    This is neither here nor there. But for many years, the Soccerchildren have sung their own lyrics: “I don’t want to be chicken. I just want to be a duck. So I shake. My. Patoot.”

    Just felt that needed to be said.


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