Daley in. Daley out. Not a pension friendly candidate among the bunch of them.
I was watching Chicago Tonight on WTTW last night and Carol Marin was freaking out over Bill Daley dropping out of the governor’s race.
She had the usual panelists of pundits pundisizing their punditry over the meaning of it all.
Who it helps and who it hurts.
Anne and I discussed it.
And based on our pundisizing, we figure it helps Quinn in the primary since he is the only one now running.
Among the Republicans? Who knows?
What we do know is that their is not a friend of retirees in the race.
And their wasn’t one before Daley dropped out.
Every last one of them is running on a promise to cut constitutionally guaranteed public employee pensions, blaming us for the pathetic Illinois economy.
I am not so narrow minded as to think my pension the only issue.
But if a candidate is willing to violate a contractual promise and a constitutional guarantee, what else are they willing to do?
Who else are they willing to screw?
Will the IEA endorse Quinn because he’s okay on some other social issues?
Or they may endorse Dillard or some other Republican to the Left of Brady. Which is not hard to find.
But here is what Anne and I know.
There will be no friend of state retirees in the governor’s office in Springfield next year.