Congratulations to former reporting colleague Aaron Chambers, who managed a soft landing after the Rockford newspaper closed its Capitol bureau a few weeks ago. A news release arrived in my inbox this afternoon.
Serafin & Associates Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Chambers , a longtime Statehouse legislative and political correspondent, as a senior account executive.
Who said this?
“Doubledipping is a gigantic waste of taxpayer money and it’s a state scandal that doubledippers should be permittd to hog precious tax dollars in this age of budget cutbacks.”
If you said Gov. Rod Blagojevich, you’d be wrong.
That quote came from Pat Quinn in the late 1970s when, as spokesman for The Coalition for Political Honesty, he claimed lawmakers who held Chicago and Cook County jobs were blocking ethics reform and, later, tax reform. He claimed the “double dippers” were voting with their personal political interests rather than their constituents interests.