From a press release on his Facebook by GOP candidate Neil Anderson wherein he…“questioned the motive of Governor Quinn for his stop in the Quad Cities to sign legislation that he didn’t need to waste taxpayer money by traveling to sign. The stunt is expected to help boost his ally Senator Mike Jacobs re-election effort in a campaign largely expected to be the most competitive in the State this year.”
A few comments:
1. Take a look at that first sentence. Who is writing his press releases—his kids? I read it three times, and it still didn’t make sense.
2. Quinn’s “motive” isn’t to pump up Jacobs, it is to pump up himself by playing Santa Claus Is Coming To Town in order to throw around taxpayer $$$$ for votes. I know this is true because this is what incumbents always do and because last I checked, Quinn’s approval rating was around 30 while I suspect Jacobs has much higher numbers.
3. Is it really true that the 36th is the “most competitive”? If so, amazing.
4. Casting further doubt that this is a “stunt” to “boost” Jacobs, take a look at the photo gallery in this QCOnline report about Quinn’s appearance. You’ll notice Jacobs is uncharacteristically lurking in the background rather than being up front and joined at Quinn’s hip where the action is. Surprisingly, it is John Thodos and Pat Verschoore who are hogging the camera. Is Thodos running for something? It has been said that the most dangerous spot in the world is between a Jacobs and a camera—it just didn’t happen this time, which makes me think Jacobs was trying to disassociate himself from the hapless governor.
5. And speaking of Governor Hapless, go to the QCO link to read this hootalicious quote from Quinn who is trying to justify spending taxpayer $$$$ on subsidizing Big Business Airline travel from DC to QC:
“Folks have lots of things to see here [in the QCs]…including eagles and the Mississippi River.”
Yeah, I’m sure the denizens of DC, Maryland and Virginia will be flocking to the QCs to see the Wonders Of The QCs now that they will have non-stop service.
Finally, Anderson needs to step up his game unless he wants this contest to be Bambi v. Godzilla. Jacobs has a long voting record and a habit of saying stupid stuff; claiming the unpopular Quinn came to town to promote Jacobs is just batpoop crazy.