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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

* I’m pretty sure he said “barrow,” which is a castrated pig…



The context was his admission that JB Pritzker is outspending him three-to-one on TV ads, but that it won’t do Pritzker much good because he’s not an attractive candidate. “Once you’ve spent that for saturation, the rest of it’s wasted,” Rauner told the gathered Republicans. “We just gotta make sure we’ve got enough to get our message out.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

27 Comments
  1. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 9:44 am:

    == “Once you’ve spent that for saturation, the rest of it’s wasted,” Rauner told the gathered Republicans. “We just gotta make sure we’ve got enough to get our message out.”==

    Those are the exact same things Quinn-dergartners were saying in ‘14.

    Also, what a weird way to mangle a pretty common and usually effective line.


  2. - Spliff - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 9:47 am:

    The people sitting with him don’t look overly thrilled to be there. The one guy is looking for a new job on his phone.


  3. - Leigh John-Ella - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 9:47 am:

    When your head table is on their phones rather than listening to the Governor, you know you’ve got a dynamic leader


  4. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 9:50 am:

    BTIA(TM) might have informed those at the head table not to appear as if they were waiting to be called for their root canal.


  5. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 9:54 am:

    Man that’s an ugly shirt.


  6. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 9:55 am:

    –Also, what a weird way to mangle a pretty common and usually effective line.–

    Some other GOP statesman is already using “pig” in his schtick these days. Rauner likes to steer clear of him.

    I wonder if “barrow” was subbed at the last second and Rauner stumbled on it because he didn’t know what it was when he read it, so he paused and said “barrel.”

    Probably thought it was a typo. With good reason.


  7. - Skeptic - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 9:59 am:

    “You can’t put lipstick on a [pause while programming searches for a synonym for ‘pig’ that will make the robot sound like he knows something about rural life] … adult male Cheshire White. (D’oh)”


  8. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:01 am:

    Schneider: Hey, gang, come on. Look it, just `cause we’re losing doesn’t mean it’s all over.

    Shaw: Cut it, Tim. I mean, the Democrats have been out polling us the last two or three polls, they’re gonna beat us again.

    Rauner: That’s just the attitude we don’t need. Sure, the Dems have us on the ropes. Sure, they’re terrific organizers. They’ve got the best field organizers that money can buy. Heck, every crew they’re sending out in the precincts has their own personal masseuse, not masseur, masseuse.

    But it doesn’t matter.

    Do you know that every Dem candidate has an electrocardiogram, blood tests every 48 hours to see if there’s any change in their physical condition? Do you know that they use the most sophisticated GOTV methods from Nebraska, New Mexico, West Virginia, and the newest GOTV power Tennessee?

    But it doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t matter.

    (Cheers and applause)

    Rauner: And even, and even if we win, if we win, HAH… Even if we win… Even if we get every voter to vote our way and GOTV so far over our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days… Even if God in Heaven above comes down and points his hand at our side of the field. Even if every man, woman and child held hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn’t matter, because all the really smart organizers would still go and work with Pritzker in the end, cause he’s got all the money…

    It just doesn’t matter if we win or we lose. IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER


  9. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:08 am:

    Rich, thanks for the information in the post when I first saw that picture I thought he was introducing his “Auctioneer” look or maybe “Insurance Salesman” look. Would explain the demeanor of the other folks.


  10. - Norseman - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:12 am:

    The use of “barrow” (castrated pig) by a failed governor who loudly proclaims he’s not in charge is amusing, if not symbolic of his incompetent term.


  11. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:13 am:

    Rauner would know about saturation and wasted money. After all the millions he spent the ILGOP broke from him to pass revenue, budgets and the state worker back pay bill. Yet the dude is still spending millions on the ILGOP.


  12. - Don Gerard - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:13 am:

    L-R - Checking to Dave Matthews Band tour schedule; Praying for it to just end already; Guy Madigan controls; Working on IPI crossword (”…four letter word for ‘Republican In Name Only’…hmmmmm…”); Thinking about pie.


  13. - a drop in - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:15 am:

    The conversation on the right:

    That’s the reason he’s pullin’ our pants down.

    Gonna paddle a little behind.

    Ain’t gonna paddle it - gonna kick it, real hard.

    No, I believe he’s gonna paddle it.

    I don’t believe that’s a proper characterization.

    Well, that’s how I’d characterize it.

    I believe it’s more of a kickin’ sitcheyation.


  14. - Commonsense in Illinois - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:16 am:

    Well, to be fair, it’s probably just as much as waste to put lipstick on a barrel…


  15. - Leigh John-Ella - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:17 am:

    My guess is he visited the hog tent yesterday, learned a new word and wanted to show off his new word.

    Kinda like how Bill Brady kept calling Rauner “benevolent” on the Madonia show this morning. Over and over. Benevolent this and so benevolent that.

    I’m not sure leader Brady fully comprehends the meaning of that word.


  16. - The Most Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:23 am:

    Barrel, barrow, whatever. Good that he didn’t refer to JB Pritzker as a “pig.” That would’ve been the story or set the Cap fax comments section ablaze.


  17. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 10:24 am:

    ===Good that he didn’t refer to JB Pritzker as a “pig.”===

    Right. He merely called him a castrated pig.

    lol


  18. - Whatever - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 11:15 am:

    **===Good that he didn’t refer to JB Pritzker as a “pig.”===

    Right. He merely called him a castrated pig.**

    Speaker Madigan and the mohalim he controls.

    I’ll go sit in the corner now.


  19. - @misterjayem - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 11:34 am:

    “Man that’s an ugly shirt.”

    The shirt is innocent. Don’t blame the shirt.

    – MrJM


  20. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 11:48 am:

    The guy on the phone is in charge of graphics and publications for the Fair. He’s going back and forth between checking CapFax and updating his resume.


  21. - Matty - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 12:46 pm:

    Bruce should have inspected the StarGlow wig collection a lot closer before donning it seconds before his barn burner speech.


  22. - Precinct Captain - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 1:04 pm:

    Taking lessons from George W?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1adc0A


  23. - Rabid - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 1:38 pm:

    Boaring


  24. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 1:51 pm:

    He actually meant to say, “You can’t put lipstick on a sombrero. It smears and gets all over your hands when you touch it.”

    I know this because the Governor was wearing a sombrero with that shirt.


  25. - GA Watcher - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 2:11 pm:

    Nice to see the Governor finally talk about all the good programs and policies he’s going to put into place if re-elected. /s


  26. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 15, 18 @ 9:06 pm:

    Diana said my only flaw is my ugly shirt


  27. - truthteller - Thursday, Aug 16, 18 @ 6:25 am:

    LOL, get the gop and rauner’s message out? Keep dissing Illinois, destroying unions, running our debt up more, fighting with the legislature instead of working with them? Wheres your record rauner? I will tell you, its in the toilet. You have accomplished nothing in almost 4 years except run up debt and our debt payments. Iwonder who is making money off of Illinois debt? I bet your circle of friends might be.


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