Bourne has nothing. She’s never passed anything or had any significant accomplishment. She occupies space and survives by feeding her constituents a steady diet of Downstate republican talking points. I had higher hopes for her when she was elected, sorry I mean appointed.
For me, Ms. Bourne has been the biggest disappointment of all the appointed Raunerites and here is why.
The constant and continued ignoring of factual information, be it coal or school funding, to attach herself to narratives and not be an honest leader to policy… as Lorenzo warned Calogero…
“Wasted talent. The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”
Ms. Bourne is too willing to be what others want her to be, instead of being a leader, someone who stands out. Right now, Ms. Bourne is no different than any other person Rauner chose for that seat… and Ms. Bourne is better than that, but won’t be that… and it’s a shame.
It’s a great shirt.
It shows Ms. Bourne’s surrendering her talent to be one, not unlike so many others.
I am a south of 64 man, myself, but a former co-worker who was originally from Evanston once said that her definition of southern Illinois was anything south of Oak Lawn. It wasn’t entirely clear to me if she was kidding at the time.
Southern Illinois is always south of wherever you are from
- Been there, done that - Thursday, Oct 11, 18 @ 1:32 pm:
This is the equivalent of watching two kids on the playground playing a round of “I know you are, but what am I”. With everything going on in this state, in this district, THIS is what these two kids decide to focus on? We are doomed.
== fighting over the job with the bloated state pension ==
All the newbies are in Tier II, and any of them in competitive districts face pressure to forego any pension. So as new legislators take their seats, they get smaller pensions with much smaller AAIs, or none at all.