Blago's Multifront War
They're really getting along now in Illinois. Pat Quinn, the lieutenant governor, led picketing yesterday of a speech by his boss, Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The ...
They're really getting along now in Illinois. Pat Quinn, the lieutenant governor, led picketing yesterday of a speech by his boss, Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The issue was a pay raise that legislators want to give themselves, which Quinn opposes.
Blagojevich, who went in a separate door to the event, did not address Quinn's protest. But the governor's top ally, State Senate President Emil Jones (D-Chicago) said Quinn's move was filled with "stupidity" and called Quinn "misguided" before blowing past him and walking in.
Blagojevich is against the pay hike, but then, he hardly needs a new reason for legislators to be mad at him. One of the points he did make in his speech was to exhort people in attendance to pressure his enemy, House Speaker Mike Madigan, to work more collaboratively with him on a construction package.
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