With Lieutenant Governors Like These...
Pat Quinn is the lieutenant governor of Illinois, twice elected on a ticket with Gov. Rod Blagojevich. But Quinn also had a successful political career ...
Pat Quinn is the lieutenant governor of Illinois, twice elected on a ticket with Gov. Rod Blagojevich. But Quinn also had a successful political career before Blagojevich's tumultuous tenure in Springfield and, I'd imagine, hopes to have a career after "Public Official A" leaves. The result, as the Chicago Tribune reports, is very delicate dance:
When his own re-election was on the line 18 months ago, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn steadfastly defended Gov. Rod Blagojevich even as a federal investigation swirled around the governor's administration.
These days, Quinn has reversed course dramatically, heaping criticism on Blagojevich to help spearhead an effort to give voters the option of recalling a governor from office.
But Quinn, a longtime self-styled government watchdog, also refuses to say if he thinks voters should relieve Blagojevich of his duties or pick Quinn to replace him.
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