“He (J.B.) knows what he doesn’t know,” said Edgar, who had been critical of incumbent GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s leadership style.
“That’s quality is huge. It’s the trait or characteristic of someone who is a success at what he does . . . and is very savvy,” added Edgar, a popular governor who served two terms in the ’90s. […]
“I know we will have our differences, but J.B. knows how important it is to reach out to both sides and work on the art of compromise.
“This guy listens. Really listens. And is willing to compromise.”
* Herald & Review…
Pritzker also named Republican former Gov. Jim Edgar as one of the co-chairs of his transition team.
“Although I have some disagreements with him, I think he’s somebody who’s highly capable and had a lot to offer to a new governor,” Pritzker said.
* It’s also apparent that Pritzker is holding up Edgar as an example of his own bipartisan intentions…
In an interview scheduled for broadcast Thursday (Nov. 8) on The 21st, Pritzker said he hopes Edgar’s presence will demonstrate his bipartisan intentions.
“After all the rancor and the unwillingness to work together I think it’s time that we actually started talking across the aisle — Republicans and Democrats — because we’ve got some real challenges in this state and we can only get things done for working families if we work together,” he said.
This love fest is gonna drive the Raunerites up a wall.