*** UPDATED x1 *** Rauner professes ignorance, shifts blame for one-day body man to staff
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
* WSIL TV…
He didn’t know his own body man’s role? He’s only had a body man since the campaign. Perhaps he just doesn’t want to admit that he has a taxpayer-financed valet. And, by the way, there’s nothing wrong with having a body man. They play an important role.
Also, reporters have claimed, including myself, that sources have said Rauner interviewed Tracy. A governor who doesn’t interview his own potential body man is a pretty darned stupid governor. After all, a governor will be with the guy (or woman) hours and hours every day, sometimes seven days a week. So, I find that claim truly difficult to believe.
Also, great move throwing the new staff under the bus on this topic. Same as it ever was. Nothing is ever this man’s fault.
…Adding… As noted by a commenter, the governor said this not long ago…
Apparently, that grade is no longer correct, unless Speaker Madigan somehow exerted control over hiring Rauner’s personal aide.
…Adding More… Let’s look at this aspect of the interview…
Um, dude, weren’t you in the car with him when the story broke?
*** UPDATE *** From the interview at the 1:59 mark…