[This story is perhaps outside the usual scope of this blog, but I fear it would be unintelligible if delivered via Twitter. So here we are.]
Last night, The Girlfriend and I went to Kuma’s Too, the spin-off of Kuma’s Corner, the metal bar legendary for its burgers. We were sitting at the corner of the bar, and hanging near us were letters from both Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn congratulating Kuma’s for being named the best burger place by some publication. We have been seeing a lot of campaign ads from Quinn’s Republican challenger, Bruce Rauner, and somehow we started free-associating negative campaign ads about Pat Quinn [please supply gravelly, accusatory tone]:
- PAT QUINN writes letters congratulating burger joints while Illinois faces a pension crisis.
- PAT QUINN appears unfamiliar with airport security procedures and he’s in line in front of you.
- PAT QUINN’s sprinkler sprays on the sidewalk.
- PAT QUINN replies-all.
- PAT QUINN isn’t sure how his car alarm works but he’s really sorry.
In the middle of this discussion, Pat Quinn’s letter spontaneously fell off the wall and nearly knocked over my beer. I fear Bruce Rauner doesn’t fully grasp what he’s up against!