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Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

* Best quote of the week

Three of the eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates met Saturday at Morello’s Restaurant in Harrisburg, to tell the party faithful why any of them would be a better leader than Gov. Bruce Rauner. […]

Kennedy, the eighth of Bobby and Ethel Kennedy’s 11 children, opened his speech with a joke, comparing his family to the Phelps family of Eldorado, a high-profile, political Democratic family.

“The Kennedys are the Phelpses of Massachusetts,” he said, to which the crowd laughed loudly.

* Not so sure about this

Part of Daiber’s focus is getting the endorsement from Madison County Democrats, who are scheduled to hold an Iowa-style caucus on Sept. 18 to determine who will they support.

“I think this county has got the votes and this endorsement could very well be the endorsement that’s going to make that decision,” Daiber said. “I said this all along, the person who wins this gubernatorial nomination is going to be decided in southwestern Illinois. They could nominate one of their own or they could nominate someone from another part of the state.”

* From Pawar’s campaign…

Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward Alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, and Tyrone Coleman, Mayor of Cairo and candidate for lieutenant governor, today will announce the Don’t Close Our Communities initiative to raise awareness of the problems that communities across Illinois face as a result of decades of disinvestment. Pawar and Coleman, joined by residents from Cairo and Chicago, will demand investments in our public institutions instead of more closures. […]

Pawar and Coleman will also be inviting other candidates for governor to sign onto the Don’t Close Our Communities Compact, which outlines concrete steps that Illinois must take to facilitate reinvestment in our communities. The Compact will create guidelines for public school closure decisions, safeguard public housing availability, and grow economic opportunity for everyone, regardless of ZIP code.

* Wishful thinking…


The body language is telling. And Drury still hasn’t posted a photo of his running mate.

* It’s not the AFL-CIO, but every little bit helps, I suppose

The Italian American Labor Council of Greater Chicago will honor gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy as Man of the Year on Oct. 14 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (312-339-1437)

“Chris is an extremely successful businessman with a heart as big as the state of Illinois,” says IALC President Anthony Guida. “We’re so proud to present this year’s Man of the Year Award to him.”

* ILGOP…

Coming Soon! Orange is the New Blago: Illinois’ Tragic New Sitcom
Critics are raving about the newest farce from the Democratic Party of Illinois

This fall’s hottest new series is just around the corner! Orange is the New Blago follows a misfit band of politicians all vying to outdo one another and win the affections of Mike Madigan, head of the yard.

With the return of star-turned-felon Rod Blagojevich, the series is shedding new light on what it takes to survive in the Democratic Party of Illinois.

Featuring old and new faces, Orange is the New Blago resonates with everyone (unless you believe in real reform and responsible government). From Blago Bankroller J.B. Pritzker to Machine Boss Mike Madigan, the series takes a firsthand look at the prison yard mentality it takes to make it in the dog eat dog world of Chicago politics.

Coming March 2018 to a ballot box near you.

And don’t forget the popcorn.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

21 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 2:45 pm:

    (Sigh)

    Great, another competitor for “Dad’s Home State”

    Welp, I hope their attempt is at least “amusing”…


  2. - @MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 2:47 pm:

    “Orange is the New Blago”?

    Ugh.

    I guess this is what happens when Oswego Willy makes it look so easy.

    – MrJM


  3. - Union Thug Gramma - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 2:48 pm:

    When I saw the title, I thought you were commenting on the orange man, Jabba the trump and his impending downfall.


  4. - I'mDone - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 2:49 pm:

    Aaron DeGroot needs to grow up.


  5. - Whatever - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 2:51 pm:

    ==Orange is the New Blago follows a misfit band of politicians all vying to outdo one another and win the affections of Mike Madigan, head of the yard.==

    Talk about a total fantasy. Everyone knows that no one can take Blago’s place in Madigan’s affections.


  6. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 2:53 pm:

    In one sentence Daiber shows two things: He’s doesn’t know where a majority of the votes in the State are, and he’s bad at math. Flashbacks to Brady in 2010.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 2:53 pm:

    HBO - “Dad’s Home State” - Season 3B, Episode 1

    Bruce prepares to go overseas, can’t find a single costume to wear. Diana frets about her branding and leaked emails, in an email. Diana’s State Employee sends Diana fun emoji faces like her close friend “Shirley”. Kristina updates her LinkedIn, the security guards at Bruce’s Office file for overtime citing “escorting out of the building duty”. Comedy, 58 minutes.


  8. - iggy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 2:56 pm:

    Everyday I wonder how Degroot will top himself with these juvenille attempts at awful political gamesmanship. Keep shooting for the starts super star you nailed it with this one.


  9. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:00 pm:

    The hard reboot to making Blago the Final Boss is quite something.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:01 pm:

    - @MisterJayEm -

    Thank you, sincerely.

    Still, it pales in comparison to your restaurant-quality Twitter.

    To the Post,

    ===The Kennedys are the Phelpses of Massachusetts,” he said, to which the crowd laughed loudly===

    Geez, if Kennedy could get remotely organized, and decide that good campaign work is an important fundamental, it’s lines like that that are just too delicious, and only a “Kennedy” could deliver.


  11. - Ducky LaMoore - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:13 pm:

    I can’t wait for the Orange is the new Cease and Desist Order.


  12. - cdog - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:15 pm:

    Ow, setting my DVR for that one. :) Not sure on that Orange show….you’ll be fine with advertisers and award shows.

    Pawar — “Don’t Close Our Communities initiative to raise awareness of the problems that communities across Illinois face as a result of decades of disinvestment”

    I think Illinois has chosen to “invest” in pensions/retiree healthcare, medicaid, K-12/Higher Ed, state payroll/healthcare, DCFS/DHS, debt service. I think we’re broke after all that…. /s

    Will this be more taxes to have some new resources to invest, or just smarter administration of the current revenue. It’s an important distinction.


  13. - Henry Francis - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:18 pm:

    OW - Diana lost her state employee when she was promoted to be Bruce’s senior advisor on education policy. Great possibility for Diana to have another story arc.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:21 pm:

    - Henry Francis -

    We’re keeping the storyline, and had those pages “filmed and in the can” if you will.

    Think “Spinal Tap” drummer… I may have said too much, lol


  15. - Henry Francis - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:29 pm:

    Think “Spinal Tap” drummer…

    I thought that role would have been filled by Bruce’s General Counsel


  16. - Highland IL - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:33 pm:

    ===In one sentence Daiber shows two things: He’s doesn’t know where a majority of the votes in the State are, and he’s bad at math. Flashbacks to Brady in 2010. ===

    He’s spending most of his time in Chicago & the suburbs looking for votes.


  17. - Winnin' - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 3:44 pm:

    Next, the GOP big thinkers will be passing out crayons so GOP members can use their favorite colors in the picture.


  18. - DeseDemDose - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    Where’s George Ryan?


  19. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 5:33 pm:

    ===I thought that role would have been filled by Bruce’s General Counsel===

    It’s a neck and neck race, but Diana’s State Employee as a role needs that special zing.


  20. - blue dog dem - Wednesday, Sep 13, 17 @ 10:42 pm:

    There are really only two real candidates.


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