Wednesday Farming ... Softball and 1998 GOP flashbacks

Wednesday Farming ... Softball and 1998 GOP flashbacks

Posted by JP on Wed, 05/14/2008 - 13:10

Time is running short on lawmakers’ spring session. But don’t look for a late night tonight.

Tonight is the annual House-Senate softball game.

Here’s what state Sen. Rickey Hendon, a Chicago Democrat, had to say on the Senate floor about the game. To get an accurate feel, try screaming this at the top of your lungs.

“We have lost to the lower chamber the last few years. No fault of our own. The umpires were clearly paid off by the speaker of the House. Every call went against us.

This year my brothers and sisters in the Senate. … We’re going to show those minions in the lower chamber that we are the House of Lords, they are the House of Commons. We will be victorious tonight.

We will crush the House. We in the Senate will prove once and for all that we deserve the title of House of Lords, king of kings, rulers of the world!”

Two wings
Scrounging through a desk drawer, I came across this beauty from the 1998 campaign for Illinois Secretary of State.

http://www.dailyherald.com/multimedia/?category=4&type=audio&item=19

Let’s have some fun. If I get any comments, I’ll pick a winner and you can have the actual CASSETTE hard copy of the ad.

Headline of the Day
From my email inbox:
"Legislators, Educators Support Underage Drinking Campaign"

Now of course those involved oppose teen drinking. Just an example of Capitol speak.

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