Having a bad day at the Fair.
One-term Governor Pat Quinn has promised to lead a grassroots movement to gut public employee pensions.
But how can he lead a movement of people who he is afraid to meet?
Two weeks ago he was met by hundreds of union members who booed him of the stage and chased him out of the Springfield State Fair grounds.
Saturday he was a no-show at the State Fair in Du Quoin.
Governor Quinn ‘No Show’ For Democrat Day At DuQuion State Fair8/27/12 @ 9:12:24 am
(Du Quoin, IL) — The state’s highest ranking Democrat didn’t show up for Democrat Day at the Du Quoin State Fair on Saturday.
State Representative John Bradley tells WSIL-TV he’s not surprised that Governor Quinn didn’t come. He says Quinn has been pushing several policy issues that are unpopular with downstate people. Those issues include gun bans, facility closures, and a pension proposal that could put more of a financial burden on southern school districts.
More than one thousand union members showed up at the Illinois State Fair to express their concern over Quinn’s policies.