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The Rodney Dangerfield of the Illinois Senate

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

* For whatever reason, people continue messing up Sen. Tom Cullerton’s name and title.

The Villa Park Democrat has been referred to as “State Sen. Tom Fullerton” and “Sen. Tom Fullerton (D-Marion).”

On several occasions, Tom has been mistakenly identified as Senate President John Cullerton. Once, John Cullerton was referred to as Tom Cullerton, the “majority speaker of the Senate.” Another time, John was called “Senate Majority Leader Tom Cullerton.”

* Today’s oops may be the best yet, however

The legislation now goes to the Illinois Senate, where Democratic state Sen. Tom Johnson, a relative of Senate President John Cullerton, is sponsoring the legislation.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

20 Comments
  1. - Grand Avenue - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:24 am:

    Sounds like the Ray Jay Johnson of the Senate.

    You can call me Tom or you can call me John, but don’t call me Mr. Fullerton!


  2. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:25 am:

    That’s a shame. Tim is a great guy.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:28 am:

    I thought Tom Johnson wasn’t the cousin of John Cullerton but the immediate 3rd cousin of Flack Extraordinaire John Patterson…

    … that’s on me, my bad.


  4. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:30 am:

    Johnson is way off.

    At least they got “Tom” right, and didn’t call him “Dick” or “Harry.”


  5. - Peter Torque - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:34 am:

    Fullerton is the auto-corrected version of Cullerton in some apps.


  6. - Anonymous - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:35 am:

    I’ll never forget him after seeing his kereoke performance good lord it was atrocious.


  7. - My New Handle - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:35 am:

    And we wonder about fake news. Fake reporters too, I guess. But when news outlets don’t put the time and money into doing their work this is what we get.


  8. - thunderspirit - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:40 am:

    The cynic in me isn’t entirely convinced this is an “oops”.


  9. - Come on Man! - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:47 am:

    I am sure TC will wear this superlative with pride.


  10. - Juice - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:48 am:

    I’m just going to start calling him Senator David Allan Coe and stay settled on that.


  11. - BuckinIrish - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 11:51 am:

    ===That’s a shame. Tim is a great guy.===
    I can’t tell if you did this on purpose?


  12. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 12:03 pm:

    Somewhere former Republican state Senator Tom Johnson is shocked to learn of all of this.


  13. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 12:07 pm:

    ===I can’t tell if you did this on purpose?===

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.


  14. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 12:14 pm:

    This is Illinois, so we automatically assume nepotism!


  15. - A guy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 12:15 pm:

    The more people confuse Tommy, the better it is for him. He’s got 3 others to blame for tough votes…and counting.


  16. - amalia - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 12:18 pm:

    purposefully done or weird coincidence, or auto correct to Fullerton, which happened to me as I typed this post, get to know the real State Senator Tom Cullerton. What a great guy!


  17. - Anonymous - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 1:01 pm:

    To much of an ask to get a budget AND get people’s name right


  18. - A guy - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 1:13 pm:

    amalia, you’ve been crushin’ on him for a long time. And for the record, I’ve never seen you call him by anything but his proper name. Also for the record, he’s a fun guy.


  19. - ArchPundit - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 1:41 pm:

    Reminds me of Emil talking about that guy from Rockford.


  20. - NorthsideNoMore - Tuesday, May 30, 17 @ 1:52 pm:

    Will the real Mr. Fullerton Cullerton Johnson please return to the Chamber your vote is requested.


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