Saturday, November 09, 2013

Vallas?

Quinn must be more scared than we thought if he's bringing back someone that the Machine banished for actually being successful:
  • Gov. Pat Quinn named former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas as his running mate Friday in a political stunner that mystified African-American politicians and angered union leaders who derided Vallas as the “wrong” choice for the job.

    Vallas, a $1,200-a-day state consultant until last summer who ran the city’s schools from 1995 to 2001 and narrowly lost the 2002 Democratic primary for governor, was a little-known finalist on Quinn’s short list of running-mate possibilities.
Interesting to say the least.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would definitely vote for Vallas if HE ran for governor.
I will NOT vote for clueless Pat Quinn, however.

11/09/2013 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And here was his chance to pick scott lee cohen...

hmm, so much for picking simon just to have her oversee the complete undoing of the position of lt. Governor seeing as how everyone agreed there was no need for the useless position.

quinn is the best example among many that proves why democrats run by sheer corruption and deception with a complicit media in tow.

remember his completely ridiculous claim that, though he ran twice with blagojevich, even calling rod a good and decent man, he had no knowledge of any wrongdoing. Then wanted to claim the process of running tied to a ticket with a gubernatorial candidate should be reformed by eliminating the position altogether. This, in spite of the fact that he touted having held the position as the reason he was best qualified to keep the spot at the top of the ticket. Second, he claimed he had no communication with blagojevich virtually the entire second term up to and including the very day rod was finally arrested.

man, illinois, you re-elect another democrat and you might as well relinquish your land of lincoln state nickname... oh, wait, according to northeastern illinois university, abraham lincoln was a democrat (seriously).
Illinois you are not the future of this country, you are every bit its present day reality, absurd, broke, and rendered the laughing stock of the world, caught up in feel good delusion and rhetoric.

11/09/2013 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Vallas next mayor of Chicago?

11/09/2013 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

political pandering at its best

11/09/2013 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous xcop7903 said...

Gov. Pumpkinhead was once a crusader. Darth Thompson, George Ryan's shyster, was a crusader. Jim "Brylcream" Edgar was squeaky clean, but punked for Bill Cellini during Cellini's sentencing. Vallas? Another one bites the dust.

11/09/2013 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat Quinn's running mate?

C'mon, already.
Anyone still claiming obamacare is anything but a government power grab, should be forced onto the exchange to find a new plan.
I see democrats on the debate shows referring to the 15 million uninsured Americans who this law was designed to help finally get coverage.

I hear them all speak in their talking points, they keep repeating that number as if to prod you with guilt in that we're all going to sacrifice some minor inconveniences so that these 15 million people will share in equal access to healthcare coverage.

Damn their lies! Ever since 2008 obama went around on the campaign trail talking about the near 20 per cent of our population uninsured.

Someone must have said, hey, bonehead, that would be 60 million people. So they toned it down and it suddenly became 46 million until analysts pointed out that number included the 16 million undocumented illegal aliens residing in the U.S.
Go back and see the speeches from his election victory all through the healthcare bill fiasco and convoluted passage in 2010. The number was revised and all you heard about was this bill should be passed for the 10 percent, or 30 million uninsured americans needing affordable healthcare.
We passed this massive, expansion of government and increase in spending even though their own estimates admittedly revealed that 90 per cent of americans had insurance and 80 percent were satisfied with their insurance.

And now? Democrats go around talking about 15 million americans who will now have healthcare coverage because of obamacare.

5 per cent?
You spent billions for this stupid mess for what could've been covered by an expansion of medicare and medicaid, as even many democrats had wanted?

2012 was a stolen election. I'm certain historians, as in revealing the 1960 election was wrought with 'chicago' irregularities, one day will disclose those deciding counties in a handful of swing states, had more than the occasional anomaly, such as the entire precincts in Ohio and Pennsylvania that counted 100 per cent vote tallies for obama, a statistical impossibility.

11/09/2013 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Successful" here being a relative term. Having suffered in CPS during the Vallas years, I can't say that he did all that much... Then again, that's the Chicago Way.

11/09/2013 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn just pissed off the minority vote. Although, I am not a big fan of his, I can only say he lost a good number of votes.

Quinn abviously, with no other democrat in the field, will when the primary, but I suspect now he will lose the general election.

11/09/2013 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have met Quinn. Einstein he ain't, dufus he is. Used to be for everyday people, like when he was with CUBS, or whatever it was called, the purpose of which was to lower peoples' utility bills. Now, not so much. The Guv's mansion (paid for at our expense) is pretty nice digs! He's a knucklehead, and knows good livin' when he sees it and can get it for free. I guess he's smarter than me. I ain't got no nice pension like him, and as far as those whom do go, he wants to screw them out of their pensions. Gov. Potato-Head is a turd.

11/09/2013 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to wonder about Vallas? Why would he run as second to numb nuts the governor? The governor is such a stand up guy. He said nothing as Blago's Lt. When Blago raided all the pension funds. Now he is blaming all the people that got robbed of there pension money for his problems! There has to be something more to this. Like a promise of making governor after next term? It's possible because the republicans either can't or won't put up a good campaign. The dems could get a ham sandwich elected to front for the real governor, Mr. Madigan.

11/09/2013 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous chiefjaybob said...

I'm kinda surprised Vallas would have anything to do with PotatoHead. Something else is afoot.

11/09/2013 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see anyone on the Republican side of the aisle who is going to unseat Quinn in the next election. Having said that, having Vallas in Springfield won't be a bad thing at all.

11/09/2013 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

No wonder Chicago, Cook, and Illinois are the laughing stocks of the USA.

Gov Potato-head picks a White guy as a Lt Gov running mate and the Black politicians start having hissy fits: 'WHAT?!? Quinn picked Vallas, a White guy? What the fuck! Who the hell does he think he is? It's *OUR TURN*, dammit. He was supposed to pick ________!'(fill in Black name)

Yep, no racism there. Nope, not one bit, it's all 'content of their character' and qualifications for Black pols in IL.

Losers.

11/09/2013 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I am going to miss the banjo playing icky girl.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

11/09/2013 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't Vallas run for Mayor? He maintained an address here. What if any unfinished School Supt business did he have elsewhere? Though now, he's under scrutiny in Connecticut, he willing to be on the Gov's ticket or be out of work next year. His power and responsiblty would be limited. why not just run for Governor?
Hmmmmmm.

11/09/2013 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous A SCC SUPPORTER FROM CT said...

You Guys Can Have Him Back

Google the connecticut post & You will see

Start With The Faux Classes That His Clout In The Bridgeport & State Government Tried To Sleeze him through To Get Certified as a superintendent in Ct.

He Got Sued over it & It's Due for a decision soon, Most Likely He Will Lose & He Would Be Outta A Job In Due Course If He Did Not Hear Govenor Potatohead Calling Him

There's Much More about Him & His Sleezy Ways Of Being A Faux Superintendant Here In Ct

Just Put His name into the ct post search function & You Will See What Havoc He has Inflicted In Bridgeport

11/09/2013 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke vallas doesn't even live in Illinois. Quinn is done he chose him for the children.

11/09/2013 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the unions and the revrunds are against this guy he must be doing something right.

11/09/2013 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12.19am......Vote for Vallas? You are a fucking moron.


I bet you voted for Obama three times ( for Senate and for President twice) also.

Did you vote for the Madigans also? Eddie Burke? Preckwinkle? Rahm?

I sure hope you aren't the police, you are totally clueless--we have enough clueless coppers already

11/09/2013 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to think that no matter who this imbecile picked for a running mate it wouldn't matter because there's no way after the four years of high unemployment and record tax increases there's no way people would reelect this dumb fuck. But if there are enough fucking morons to reelect the worst president this country has ever had there are definitely enough fuckheads in this backwards ass state to reelect this stooge. He will be promising the savage element anything and everything to secure their vote.

11/09/2013 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger pathickey said...

I love Paul Vallas. I have complete civic contempt for Pat Quinn and all of his real pals - nothing personal mind you. I would not vote, help or aid a Pat Quinn ticket, if my name was next to his, near his, insituated to be in close proximity, or sharing its zipcode.

11/09/2013 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will be re-elected just like Madigan & the rest of the trolls.

11/09/2013 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous jjthulis said...

Paul Vallas dealt very fairly with sgts,lts capts during negotiations whe he ws budget director...very fair, straightforward
he would be great mayor
His wife was policeofficer in suburbs years ago

11/09/2013 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's win-win for both. Vallas gives Quinn more credibility, and Vallas will finally (when they win, and they will) have his toe firmly inserted into the political waters of Chicago, something that Shortshanks and the Machine worked very hard to push/keep Vallas out of.

11/09/2013 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Vallas next mayor of Chicago?
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Better than the one we have

11/09/2013 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just made my mind up. I will be punching a R in the Governors Race.

11/09/2013 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure Vallas can even run. Have to be a resident of Illinois for the last three years. It is documented that he left Illinois around 12 years ago and since then has held jobs in other states

Qualifications[edit]The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois serves four-year terms. Inauguration takes place on the second Monday in January following a gubernatorial election. A lieutenant governor is

required to be at least twenty-five years old,
required to be a United States citizen,
required to have been a resident of Illinois for the three years previous to election,
barred from other government positions during the term.

11/09/2013 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF does a lieutenant governor actually do? Shelia Simon has been in hiding since being elected! Another do nothing $150,000 year job for the connected.

11/09/2013 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just made my mind up. I will be punching a R in the Governors Race.

11/09/2013 03:15:00 PM

You were on the fence before???

11/09/2013 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I would definitely vote for Vallas if HE ran for governor."

Well for starters He advocates eliminating Collective Bargaining, so if you want to piss away everything you have as contractual right by all means vote for the guy. Do some homework before you jump on his bandwagon.

11/10/2013 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Vallas had a high opinion of the CPD and its men and women who put their lives on the line on a daily basis. I think he would be ok.

Old Retired Guy

11/10/2013 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope you aren't the police, you are totally clueless--we have enough clueless coppers already
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Of course he/she is not the police. They wouldn't have voted at all if they were.

11/10/2013 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, Vallas was head of CPS from 1995-2001. That is smack in the middle of the time when Daley was passing out 21% raises over three years to the teachers to guarantee labor peace. And we were wondering how come the teachers got 7% yearly raises while we were getting 1% and 2% and similar piddling raises.

Turns out Daley got the teachers union to sign off on a pension holiday in a swap for those huge raises. Brilliant teachers gave themselves raises with their own pension money. The City stopped making contributions to the pension fund for years. And the teachers thought they were sitting pretty with those fat raises.

Their pension fund went from over 100% to under 30%, almost broke. Thanks to Daley.

And I wonder, how can teachers claim their entire pension when some of the pension money was already paid out in the form of raises on salary? How do they ever straighten that mess out?

I would like some reporter to ask Paul Vallas questions about that swap, pension contributions or raises. He was CEO after all.

11/10/2013 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read all these comments and I bet 30% of them aren't registered voters, AND are dumb enough to come in with handfuls of Parker's/ movers everyday.

11/10/2013 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What a joke vallas doesn't even live in Illinois. Quinn is done he chose him for the children.

11/09/2013 10:53:00 AM


You have to live in Illinois for the three years prior to an election for Lt Governor. How is Vallas going to get around that one?

The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois serves four-year terms. Inauguration takes place on the second Monday in January following a gubernatorial election. A lieutenant governor is

required to be at least twenty-five years old,

required to be a United States citizen,

required to have been a resident of Illinois for the three years previous to election,

barred from other government positions during the term.

11/10/2013 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
What a joke vallas doesn't even live in Illinois. Quinn is done he chose him for the children.

11/09/2013 10:53:00 AM


You have to live in Illinois for the three years prior to an election for Lt Governor. How is Vallas going to get around that one?

The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois serves four-year terms. Inauguration takes place on the second Monday in January following a gubernatorial election. A lieutenant governor is

required to be at least twenty-five years old,

required to be a United States citizen,

required to have been a resident of Illinois for the three years previous to election,

barred from other government positions during the term.

11/10/2013 06:56:00 PM

He has maintained his voting address in Illinois and claims it as his home address.

11/11/2013 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has maintained his voting address in Illinois and claims it as his home address.

11/11/2013 12:46:00 AM

OK, not like a condition of employment like us. We actually have to lay our head here. Did he have a box of junk stored in the basement like our jagoff mayor? You know, to qualify as a residence. This is one of those "depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is things."

A politicians phony baloney residence, not actual real residence.

11/11/2013 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has maintained his voting address in Illinois and claims it as his home address.

11/11/2013 12:46:00 AM


I have reliable information that Vallas' family still lives here and never moved. Vallas maintains the family house here in Illinois. That makes him more legit than Rahm.

11/11/2013 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paul vallas for mayor , billy kushner for police supt and greg vella for fop president i quess im dreaming again

11/11/2013 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paul vallas for mayor , billy kushner for police supt and greg vella for fop president i quess im dreaming again

11/11/2013 05:02:00 PM


Yes. You are Greg.

11/12/2013 05:44:00 AM  

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