Jack Franks – “Supreme Commander”

“Jack, the Supreme Commander; the ruler of all you survey here,” said Secretary of State Jesse White of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks on Thursday.

Jesse White speaking to the McHenry County Board.

Here is what Secretary of State Jesse White said about fishing buddy Jack Franks:

“Jack, the supreme commander; the ruler of all you survey here.”

Rumors have circulated that if JB Pritzker is elected Governor over Republican Bruce Rauner Jesse White will resign and Pritzker will appoint Jack Franks as his replacement.

One commenter has been adamant that Franks could not win a primary for the office.


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Jack Franks – “Supreme Commander” — 28 Comments

  1. I can’t imagine why Pritzker would do Franks such a huge favor.

    Secretary of State is a plum job that lots of people would want, and Franks really isn’t a very big fish at the state level of the party.

    Perhaps he would get the gig if he came out as LGBT, but I can’t see Pritzker angering all of the various grievance communities in his party by appointing a straight white male to a job like that.

  2. Jack D. Castro? Jack D. Stalin? I yield the floor. Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  3. Why didn’t County Board members walk out until legitimate county board business resumed?

    Instead,they gave the Chairman and his guest speaker an audience.

    The empty seats would have sent a message to Secretary Wbite to take back to Springfeld.

    Resolutions and more words, Words, words.

  4. Board members who read this blog and see Cal as their supreme commander need to realize this is not a winning campaign issue.

    Let’s briefly dissect how John Q taxpayer views this issue. First, John Q taxpayer cannot nor does not know how many county board members there are. John Q probably doesn’t even know who his board member is. John Q cares about his line item tax liability and how the board is fighting to decrease his overall contribution.

    John Q does not give a flying-falcon about staff, the IS committee or if Yvonne Barnes has a role in determining if a position is reclassified. In fact, John Q taxpayer doesn’t care if every single board member has staff or of just the chairman does or if the staff for all board members is reclassified.

    John Q wants to have a functioning government. John Q wants to see lower taxes. John Q wants to see McHenry County great again.

    The majority of Tax Payers do not care about a $100,000 line item in the county budget.

    The comments on this blog do not reflect the cordial nature of the meeting nor the admiration Secretary of State White was shown by many REPUBLICAN board members.

    Cal Skinner did not attend the meeting.

  5. **Rumors have circulated that if JB Pritzker is elected Governor over Republican Bruce Rauner Jesse White will resign and Pritzker will appoint Jack Franks as his replacement.**

    Is anyone hearing these “rumors” other than from commenters on this blog?

  6. I’m sorry – I was wrong. Cal was at the meeting.

    Concerning Questioning’s Question: Why did Diane Evertson and Orville Brettman not stand or applaud Secretary of State Jesse White?

  7. There really wasn’t any reason for Jesse White to address a Committee of the Whole meeting other than to give Jacko a chance to show the world that he has at least one influential friend.

    From the standpoint of conducting the Board’s business, it was a waste of everyone’s time.

  8. Jack used Jesse White as a Token . . . SHAME on Jack.

    Jesse has done a good job, better then when Ryan was there.

  9. Wow.

    Only in McHenry County do the citizens balk at access to their Statewide elected officials and denigrate elected officials based on race.

  10. Re: “Why did Diane Evertson and Orville Brettman not stand or applaud Secretary of State Jesse White?”

    Ask them.

    I have no idea.

  11. As to Fair Play’s comment, were there racially motivated actions taken against Jesse White at the meeting?

  12. Didn’t governor Rauner address the board last year to ask him to pass some resolution?

  13. A public official inviting people to hear him speak at the Opera House is a whole lot different than hijacking an official meeting.

  14. The whole purpose of Mr White’s appearance was to bring in a relatively popular politician to lecture and hopefully intimidate the Board prior to the special meeting.

    It had absolutely nothing to do with the normal purpose of a Committee of the Whole meeting which is to review the agenda for the next regular board meeting.

  15. SoS White was scheduled and publicly notified before the crazies called a special meeting.

    Billy Bob, how’s the view from that hole you are digging?

  16. IDK when Jesse committed to a date, but there had been talk about holding a special meeting for how many months?

    Everyone knew that another meeting was imminent after the no shows for the first one.

    Mr. White’s speech had absolutely nothing to do with the normal business of the Committee of the Whole.

  17. But it had everything to do with generating a newspaper article to draw attention to Franks.

  18. There have been ambassadors, other heads of county governments, a representative from the United Kingdom and our Secretary of State had a planned visit and that’s an issue….?

  19. It’s an issue when he anoints Jacko “Jack, the supreme commander; the ruler of all you survey here.” and lectures the Board on bipartisanship right before a special meeting was about to commence on patronage hires and lack of transparency.

  20. “Fair Play” who said anything about race??

    You are the racist.

  21. Is Fair Play a sock puppet for moderate?

    I notice a similarity in the writing style and lack of critical thinking ability.

  22. The sunshine character assassination secret police squad in action again; entertainment only available in our glorious sunshine blog…tic, tock, tic, tock…

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