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Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

* Properly attired…



- Posted by Rich Miller        

94 Comments
  1. - MOON - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:25 am:

    I was not aware that Rauner earned all those boy scout badges


  2. - Norseman - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:26 am:

    Consul General Amused by IL Governors costume. Is this how elected officials dress in IL?


  3. - Al - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:28 am:

    I have more costumes than Jethro Bodine.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:29 am:

    “They gave Mr. Rauner an address where he could shower, get a warm meal, and asked if he had family he’d like to call and tell them he’s ok… “


  5. - Seats - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:31 am:

    Now, it’s up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Well, like Bruce, for example, has 37 pieces of flair.People can get a cheeseburger anywhere, ok? They come to Illinois for the atmosphere and the attitude. That’s what the flair’s about. It’s about fun.


  6. - A guy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:31 am:

    Oh…India. Got a little mixed up.


  7. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:33 am:

    Come on Bruce. You have the height for it–I want to see your Lincoln impersonation.


  8. - Linus - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:36 am:

    “Did I ever tell you about my grandpa who immigrated from India? Rode over on a Harley, an’ everything.”


  9. - Concerned Dem - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:38 am:

    At this point is there any option but to make Rauner’s Hall of Governors portrait one in which he is sporting one of his ridiculous costumes?


  10. - Earnest - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:38 am:

    Mom, I already have the Carhartt and Biker Rauner action figures. Can I please have an India Rauner for Christmas? You know, the one that says “I’m not in charge” when you pull the string.


  11. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:39 am:

    If he’s “not in charge” of his wardrobe/costumes, who is?


  12. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:40 am:

    The man is a walking international incident.


  13. - ira - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:43 am:

    It is clear the governor has completely checked out.


  14. - LilLebowskiUrbanAchiever - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:44 am:

    Hmmmmm… what costume do I wear to a Bi-Centennial? Bi-centennial sounds like by-cycle… Which sounds like motor-cycle… Okie dokie! Motorcycle Bruce it is!


  15. - Dave Dahl - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:45 am:

    Consul General (left) met with Hon. Governor Bruce Rauner at the Illinois Bicentennial Kick off Event held on December 3rd 2017.


  16. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:48 am:

    The next Bollywood Biker Boy

    http://tinyurl.com/y955wzd7


  17. - Don Gerard - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:49 am:

    I
    see what you did there…

    - Dave Dahl - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:45 am:

    Consul General (left) met with Hon. Governor Bruce Rauner at the Illinois Bicentennial Kick off Event held on December 3rd 2017.


  18. - Hyperbolic Chamber - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:56 am:

    “Exactly. Not only do I incessantly portray Illinois in a negative light, I like to make a bad impressions on foreign dignitaries like yourself. This is what we call in America, ‘putting your best foot forward’.”


  19. - Jocko - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:56 am:

    With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend…

    (cue Odd Couple theme song)


  20. - Thomas Paine - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:56 am:

    Nothing honors the history of Illinois and the legacy of Lincoln, Addams, Lovejoy, et al. like showing up in your Halloween costume for the Bicentennial kickoff.


  21. - Pieroge tirebiter - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:57 am:

    YMCA……YMCA


  22. - Lt Guv - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 11:59 am:

    “What’s he thinking?”


  23. - DeseDemDose - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:00 pm:

    Hi, Its Barbie dress up day again and here comes “Biker Ken”.


  24. - Hyperbolic Chamber - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:00 pm:

    “As you can see, I, too, am wearing the traditional attire of the highest officer in our state’s government.”


  25. - @misterjayem - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:01 pm:

    “Consul General met with H̶o̶n̶.̶ Governor Bruce Rauner”

    – MrJM


  26. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:03 pm:

    I’m Bruce and I’ll be your server here at tgifridays. Can I get you the endless apps platter?


  27. - Soothsayer - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:05 pm:

    “Can you tell me where the Sons of Anarchy fan club meeting will be held?”


  28. - @misterjayem - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:09 pm:

    “Act like a grown man and a grown adult.” — Susana Mendoza

    – MrJM


  29. - Law Dawg - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:13 pm:

    Governor Rauner expressin’ himself with more than the minimum amount of flair.


  30. - Stumpy's bunker - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:17 pm:

    …makes you wonder what this guy would wear to a special event. Oh, wait…


  31. - Keyrock - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:17 pm:

    I’m convinced now. He’s a Macho Man.


  32. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:18 pm:

    “I have a Hero motorcycle in Montana…”


  33. - Sigh - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:25 pm:

    ==“As you can see, I, too, am wearing the traditional attire of the highest officer in our state’s government.”===

    Yep. He has a patch on the vest to prove it- Governor. {sigh} Does the employee handbook for the Governor’s office have a dress code section?


  34. - Flynn's Mom - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:31 pm:

    He gone…..


  35. - Langhorne - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:33 pm:

    Welcome to fridays, table or booth?


  36. - Stumpy's bunker - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:35 pm:

    Marlin Brando (”The Wild One”) meets Mr. Greenjeans.


  37. - OneMan - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:36 pm:

    Overall the kids were impressed with the chaperones for the school trip but wondered why Brad’s dad decided to wear his biker vest.


  38. - SportShoz - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:38 pm:

    “What Not to Wear - Illinois Governor Edition”


  39. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:39 pm:

    The actual Governor suit was outsourced but not yet delivered, due to a snag in the virtulization coding. Another million will fix it.


  40. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:42 pm:

    “This picture… it was a Wednesday”

    “How do you know?”

    “Wednesdays are phony biker day”


  41. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:50 pm:

    The problem with electing a Governor who views the job as a retirement hobby.


  42. - NobodysAccountable - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:51 pm:

    How can he expect to be taken seriously when dressing in this manner? If he had a top hat he’d make a good Dippy Bird.


  43. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 12:55 pm:

    I remember when an omnipresent purple tie seemed goofy for a governor.


  44. - Olivia Pope - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:02 pm:

    Consul General of India parcipated in a silent auction to assist social service agencies in Illinois. She placed the winning bid on a themed costume party with the Governor of Illinois.


  45. - S. Grobnik - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:03 pm:

    What’s with all the collars, Bannon?


  46. - Moe Berg - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:04 pm:

    While wearing his biker costume to such an event is ridiculous, what stands out most to me: why is he touching her (arm on his shoulder)?

    Do not find that all appropriate, and certainly not for someone of her rank. Seriously doubt that would be the approach to a male consul general. It’s dominance/superiority move disguised as a phony friendship pose - unless these two are dear old friends.


  47. - Moe Berg - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:06 pm:

    sorry: meant his hand is on her shoulder


  48. - Passive Agressive - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:08 pm:

    Two words as a citizen of Illinois….how embarrassing.


  49. - Wading in... - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:11 pm:

    Bruce: “Well, the words General Counsel and motorcycle kinda sound the same. My bad…”


  50. - Wading Out - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:11 pm:

    Dot and Feather.


  51. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:17 pm:

    In America, we supersize dorks.


  52. - Al - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:19 pm:

    Nothing says “mutual respect”, like wearing a gawdy, excessively festooned leather vest when meeting Hindu Consulate.


  53. - AC - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:22 pm:

    Consul General - A consul general is an official who heads a consulate general and is a consul of the highest rank serving at a particular location. (Source: Wikipedia)

    Illinois Governor - An Illinois Governor is someone who isn’t in charge unless Madigan retires and there is only one branch of government. (Source: Governor Rauner)


  54. - @misterjayem - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:27 pm:

    “I don’t get you. I don’t get your act at all — and I don’t think you do either. I don’t think you know what you’re trying to do or how to go about it. I think you’re stupid. Real stupid and real lucky.”
    –Sheriff Singer “The Wild One” (1953)

    – MrJM


  55. - Moe Berg - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:43 pm:

    MrJM FTW (exclamation point)


  56. - Swift - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 1:58 pm:

    “Why yes, my vest that is touching you is made from cow leather…why do you ask?” And that kids is why India launched a preemptive nuclear strike against the U.S. in early 2018.


  57. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 2:00 pm:

    We have a former governor, who dresses like a lawyer, a former governor who looks like a talk show host, two former governors wearing orange jump suits, and a former governor who dresses like he slept in his suit to save money on pajamas. Any of those guys would look classier than Bruce Rauner.

    You want to be in charge Bruce?
    Then dress like the Skipper, not like Gilligan.


  58. - Anon - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 2:02 pm:

    “Hop on the back and I’ll give you a ride home to Indiana. Wait… what?”


  59. - tmfbitu - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 2:04 pm:

    The face of tolerance.


  60. - don the legend - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 2:20 pm:

    Consul General: “I’ll never get reimbursed for this trip. Who will believe I ever met with the Governor of Illinois?”


  61. - AC - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 2:41 pm:

    Official representative of India meets unofficial representative of Indiana.


  62. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 2:50 pm:

    If you want to know what the Kars for Kids kids will look like when they’re old and not in charge, just look at the guy on the right.


  63. - Gettysburgaddress - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 2:53 pm:

    https://www.halloweencostumes.com/the-village-people-biker-costume.html


  64. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 2:59 pm:

    Evidence that ‘the first 30 seconds makes a lasting image’ idea is real.


  65. - Truthseeker - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 3:36 pm:

    “A young Peter Fonda plays me in the movie. . . . .right?”


  66. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 3:42 pm:

    No way is this guy in charge.


  67. - atbat - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 3:45 pm:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRcJXGKW0AEk9Tz.jpg


  68. - Blue dog dem - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:12 pm:

    Jeanne Ives dresses like a professional. Not a joker. Run Jeanne. Run.


  69. - Keyrock - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:14 pm:

    I tried growing the mustache, too, but it didn’t go well with my other costumes.


  70. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:26 pm:

    BVR: “Why, no, I’m the Governor of Illinois, not.a cashier at Walmart. Why would you think that?”


  71. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:40 pm:

    The Consul General was mortified to learn that the man she gave her ticket to was not, in fact, the valet parking attendant.


  72. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:42 pm:

    “I had a General Counsel once… he was escorted from the building.”


  73. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:45 pm:

    “It’s not everyday you get your picture taken with someone of such high stature. Think about it, I took a picture with the worst Republican governor in America. That’s huge”


  74. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:46 pm:

    When Slip and Sue is unavailable to attend…


  75. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:47 pm:

    “We have to tweet it. Who’s gonna believe he actually DOES dress like this?”


  76. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:53 pm:

    “Gov. Rauner? He much phonier in person”


  77. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 4:58 pm:

    “No, the governor came out of a make-shift phone booth and looked like that… “


  78. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 5:11 pm:

    “No. The Governor said his job is ceremonial. He’s not in charge of anything.”


  79. - Huh? - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 5:33 pm:

    Our powerless governor is such an embarrassment.


  80. - 312 - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 5:58 pm:

    Too many of these made me LOL at work, thanks a lot. Having seen him in his ‘Chi-Rish’ get up on St. Pat’s Day (didn’t need to take a picture, the image is burned onto my Brian) I’d like to know what has has more of… costumes, or excuses why he can’t run this state?


  81. - Streator Curmudgeon - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 7:13 pm:

    He seems happiest when he’s in costume and unhappiest when he’s trying to govern. Maybe he should resign and get into community theater.


  82. - 47 Chief - Tuesday, Dec 19, 17 @ 7:47 pm:

    “Yeah, those Indian motorsickles you people used to build were okay, but real one-percenters ride Harleys.”


  83. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 3:09 am:

    Today I’m outsourcing the comptroller to India, real reform


  84. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 3:13 am:

    Leader madigans stand end


  85. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 3:20 am:

    My computer specialist, oh snap


  86. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 3:42 am:

    Dianna is keeping the seat warm, I’m in charge


  87. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 3:44 am:

    Grand opening of the hall of Rauner accomplishments


  88. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 4:00 am:

    india stands with us against madigan


  89. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 4:05 am:

    i sign my reforms into law with India ink


  90. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 4:10 am:

    consulting the financial guru


  91. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 4:23 am:

    Trump saves Illinois, India’s newest ambassador


  92. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 4:29 am:

    My immigrant grandmother


  93. - Rabid - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 7:02 am:

    general cousul meets general mayhem in full regalia


  94. - Stumpy's bunker - Wednesday, Dec 20, 17 @ 7:33 am:

    Total faux pas: BVR used his state fair just-hopped-off-the-combine face with his lone-wolf-biker power-vest.


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