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  •  it is unfair to compare Quinn and Jindal. (2+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude, Stwriley

    Quinn was forced to step up at an impossible time, after our previous governor wet and crapped his pants in public, then used a state pension reform plan to wipe.

    Bloggo left a situation so fiscally bad, so out of control, and with every pol of every denomination ready to cut the throat of everyone else, that it is amazing that Quinn didn't quit out of frustration.

    The pension reform for state employees is a necessity. Double dipping of party faves, last minute promotions days before a retirement, and even criminals being hired and promoted, despite rules against their rehire, - this is but a taste. Mike Madigan, the current tsar of the legislature and father of Lisa (a highly overrated attorney general, who is in over her head on many issues), was trying to secure the governorship for her.   He deliberately sabotaged Quinn's efforts to reform the pension system and make it solvent. Then, because of the METRA scandal that began to unfold quite recently, Lisa withdrew from any contention Quinn's seat. METRA threatens Madigan, and by extension, can ruin his daughter's political future.  Clearly, she understood just how devastating the scandal can be and how it would stick to her should she run for governor.

    Actually, given his impossible situation, and the messes that Bloggo created and left when he was convicted, Quinn is doing a very plausible job, and with time, I think he would do some hard, but necessary things.

    Quinn has not created his own problems, while Jindal is the sole source of his troubles. Quinn has almost unsolvable problems while party leaders of his OWN PARTY are sabotaging his efforts. Jindal is the party leader, but his ideas are toxic and his pandering to the ultra-reich side are backfiring.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 04:04:55 PM PDT

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