Petitioners at Woodstock’s Fair Diddly

Fair Diddly's crowd was quite respectable.

Fair Diddly’s crowd was quite respectable.

My wife and I went to Fair Diddly Sunday afternoon.

She looked at stuff, while I was on the lookout for people seeking petition signatures.

Two years ago, I found Jim Harrison supporters, complete with tee shirts, plus Libertarian candidate Julie Fox.

First I saw Jack Franks’ wife Debby and, I presume, their son Henry.

Two eager volunteers with Jack Franks for County Board Chairman petitions.

Two eager volunteers with Jack Franks for County Board Chairman petitions.

They were headed in the direction of where Ned Ryerrson repeatedly stepped in a puddle in the movie “Groundhog Day.”

A Jack Franks volunteer got a signature from the man in the photo.

A Jack Franks volunteer got a signature from the man in the photo.

Then I saw another volunteer actually collecting a signature on the east side of the Woodstock Square.

And, how do I know that the signatures were for Franks’ County Board campaign? ¬†You can see the petition below:

Jack Franks had petitions ready to go the day he announced he would accept McHenry County Democratic Party slating for County Board Chairman.

Jack Franks had petitions ready to go the day he announced he would accept McHenry County Democratic Party slating for County Board Chairman.

Later more Franks’ petitioners showed up.

A Friend of McHenry County Blog was asked to sign Jack Franks' petition by the solicitor in this picture.

A Friend of McHenry County Blog was asked to sign Jack Franks’ petition by the solicitor in this picture.

Libertarian Party members were the most obvious.

Libertarian candidates seeking to get on the ballot in support of their Presidential candidate Len Green.

Libertarian candidates seeking to get on the ballot in support of their Presidential candidate Lex Green.

There were at least three who were being pretty aggressive.

Aggressive Libertarian petition seeker.

Aggressive Libertarian petition seeker.

The next petitioner I saw was Lynn Gray, the woman the Democrats slated to run against Joe Tirio for Recorder of Deeds.

Democratic Party candidate for Recorder of Deeds Lynn Gray ready to get another petition signature at Fair Diddly.

Democratic Party candidate for Recorder of Deeds Lynn Gray ready to get another petition signature at Fair Diddly.

Unfortunately, I forgot to tell her I would be happy to publish any press release she wished to send to McHenry County Blog, as I would for any local candidate.

Asked to help put "a third party" on the ballot this fall, this woman signed the Libertarian petition.

Asked to help put “a third party” on the ballot this fall, this woman signed the Libertarian petition.

As we walked the inside of the Square one of the Libertarians was successful in convincing a woman to sign his petition to “put a third party on the ballot.”

D.B. Cobb's was packed.

D.C. Cobb’s was packed.

Couldn’t find any charcoal-broiled bratwurst, so we had a late lunch at D.C. Cobb’s across from the movie theater.

I didn’t mention that it was cold when the wind was blowing.

You can tell that from the full-length fur coat below:

One woman was wearing a full-length fur coat.

One woman was wearing a full-length fur coat.

Finally, my wife did find something she liked for our Florida home–a thunder gourd with a palm tree.

The gourds at this booth have drum heads stretched over them. When the wind blows a wire hanging below, one can hear the sound of rolling thunder.

The gourds at this booth have drum heads stretched over them. When the wind blows a wire hanging below, one can hear the sound of rolling thunder.


Comments

Petitioners at Woodstock’s Fair Diddly — 11 Comments

  1. I think it’s D.C. Cobb’s, Cal.

    My husband is mostly deaf so I’m used to B, C, D, E, all sound alike to him.

  2. Let’s hope someone compares the libertarian petitions with the democrats’ and invalidates many of the signatures collected at Fair Didley by Franks and crew.

  3. It is “DC Cobbs”.

    I wanted to be the first know it all to point it out to you Cal but Cindy beat me to it.

  4. I heard Andy Breen and Nick Chirikos voted against Franks’ coronation.

    Brave dudes by my book.

    I’ve also heard that Debby Franks attempted to strong arm Breen at Fair Diddly over it…

    Cal, is this true?

    Is the Democratic base upset over this?

    What’ll happen if Breen’s organization doesn’t pull for Franks?

  5. **Anyone circulating for the 63rd? Without a replacement, Franks will remain on the ballot.**

    Franks’s 63rd replacement won’t have to circulate petitions.

    The party gets to replace him without petitions because he won the primary.

  6. haven’t heard anything from my contacts about them slating anyone. maybe they’re thinking arne waltmire?

    … he was replaced as d4 chairman and still has some umph in his war chest.

  7. When are you leaving Illinois? Or maybe you can’t because of your pension?

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