Quinn wasn’t enough of the organization Democrat he goes fishing with in Canada, I guess.
So, it shouldn’t be a big surprise that Franks is not a political fan of Quinn.
But Quinn heads the Democrat ticket. A kick at Quinn doesn’t help the undercard of Dem candidates.
Franks is wildly trying to get any publicity to show he isn’t the liberal Democrat that he really is.
On Sunday morning’s Fox channel television show Franks decided to give Quinn a huge political kick to make himself sound unlike one of the Dems that drove Illinois broke.
Franks outright said Quinn wasn’t competent. To make sure no one can misunderstand Franks, he said:
“He’s frankly not been competent.”
This is after saying this about Quinn:
“He is an honest Governor.”
Franks later tries to pull the wool over viewers’ eyes with this one:
“What’s the difference with the parties in the State of Illinois. I can’t tell the difference.”
On difference is that Republican candidates for the legislature are not running away from their gubernatorial candidate.
Why denounce Quinn, but not Rod Blagojevich in 2002 ans 2006?
That’s a pregnant question, isn’t it?
If Quinn is so honest, then why did his chief of staff who just resign? Engaging in political activities while on the job may meet Franks’ interpretation of “honest.”
Franks is trying to position himself for the next election, possibly running for U.S. Congressman representing all of McHenry County in a newly-drawn district.
If he has to give Quinn a kick in the political not-competent groin, he couldn’t care.
He’s trying to build an image with voters as not being part of the last twelve years as a Dem State Rep driving Illinois broke.
He’s betting image will trump facts.
A lesson learned from Blago.
Franks is trying to win big in this election and somehow prove he is different than all of the other Dems across Illinois.
You can hear Franks’ not competent remark at about 4 minutes into playing this link.
Dems who stand near Jack Franks need to watch out for being thrown under the nearest moving bus.
Why do local Democrats need enemies when they can have a friend like Franks?
It’s possible if Democrats get severely trounced that Franks may make the argument he can do a better job of leading his party in Springfield.
Quinn, Madigan, does anybody think Franks cares about who he throws under the bus?
A real team Dem, oops, me kind of guy.
It says a lot about how much trust anybody beyond immediate family should put into Franks.
For anyone watching Franks’ attack on Quinn, Franks didn’t back up his opinion with any facts.
He went for the jugular with an immediate here’s your-throat-is-sliced conclusion.
Will Franks now follow the example of Democratic Party Sheriff Art Tyrell and become Chairman of Democrats for Bill Brady? Tyrell, elected in 1970, was Chairman of Democrats for Dick Ogilvie for Governor in 1972 when I first ran for state representative.