Prepare for Governor Pat Quinn, at last. Quinn is the only member of the executive branch who has made any sense the last few years.
One of his first acts as governor will be the removal of Rod Blagojevich’s name from signs over state tollways.
“The signs will go down, and we’ll probably have a ceremony to do it,” Quinn told the Tribune. “I might even ask some toll payers to help us out.”
Speaking in his Chicago office with the Senate impeachment trial blaring in the background, Quinn said he would end a period of “imperial governorship” that began under Republican Gov. George Ryan and was continued by Democrat Blagojevich.
As he prepared to head to Springfield for a Senate vote that could oust Blagojevich this week, Quinn sounded more than ever like the governor-in-waiting. He has already tapped several potential top aides to join him in a new administration.
I’ll look forward to that ceremony.
Personally, I’m looking forward to Pat Quinn in the Executive Mansion in Springfield. Pat Quinn has been dependable the past several years, and I think he really wants to govern.
Welcome Governor Quinn.