Sunday, April 17, 2016

Close to the Bone for Government Work

Get dressed. Get blessed. Try to be a suckcess. Q: What do these two jobs have in common?
  • Illinois Lieutenant Governor
  • Daily Herald headline writer
A: To make Governor Rauner look good?

Nope, that is incorrect. The correct answer, of course, is neither job is worth a warm bucket of spit.

Haha, David McSweeney (Lake County's disruptive innovator in the Illinois legislature) wants to abolish the office of Lieutenant Governor. And according to the Daily Herald ....
Republican Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti of Wheaton has been pushing for slimming down government, so what does she think about the idea of getting rid of her office? "All consolidation, from local townships to constitutional offices, like mine, should be considered," she said in a statement.
Lieutenant governor: Yeah, consider cutting my office
Sharpeyed operatives may note that the link above does not actually point to the Daily Herald. The link instead goes to a headline clipping service hosted by the Illinois Policy Institute. The actual Daily Herald story is at ...
Getting rid of the lieutenant governor's office could save $1.6 million a year, says state Rep. David McSweeney, who started the idea moving this week in the General Assembly.
Problem with cutting lt. governor's office: Cost of mailing
The Daily Herald story did not change, but the headline did. At some time after the story was first published (April 14), its headline morphed from a brassy ...
Lieutenant governor: Yeah, consider cutting my office
... into this fussbudgety replacement:
Problem with cutting lt. governor's office: Cost of mailing
Do not be surprised if the headline changes again, to ...
Headline Writer Wanted: No Impertinence Necessary
Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, who could become unemployed soon, might want to apply for that job. She may not have all of the qualifications, but your LakeCountyEye suspects that Sanguinetti knows who to call at the Daily Herald.

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