* The Tribune’s Mary Schmich…
Several political flyers have arrived in my mailbox recently that have been very effective in helping me decide how to vote for the next governor of Illinois.
According to the return address, they’re paid for by JB FOR GOVERNOR and they’ve almost convinced me — not to vote for J.B. Pritzker.
Until the flyers started arriving, I had an open mind. I don’t assume all billionaires are bad or that rich people can’t care about the poor, and in Pritzker’s ubiquitous Facebook ads — the man advertises more on Facebook than Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop — he talks the right talk, in the manner of an affable, feisty uncle.
But I believe the flyers. Not what they say, but what they reveal. And what they reveal is a man too ready to play nasty.
Unless you’re running a race on the North Shore, I always say that when you start seeing columns and editorials like this one, your message is getting through.
And if you think it’s harsh now, you’d better leave the state before October.