The Chicago Sun-Times blasted the Governor in an editorial this morning.
Many of the items in their long list of Rauner failures hit the nail on the head.
But the subtext is this: You’re doing this all wrong.
I do take some satisfaction in this falling out among thieves.
I recall that the Sun-Times broke with its policy of not making political endorsements for the single purpose of endorsing Bruce Rauner.
The Sun-Times publisher even fired its Springfield reporter, Dave Mckinney, just prior to the endorsement for writing a story exposing Rauner’s shady business dealings.
Fine. If the rats are deserting a sinking ship, let ’em jump.
Says the Sun-Times editors:
The fair assumption is that Rauner’s real motivation is to push the schools into bankruptcy to break the teachers’ union. If so, he will fail. But he is driving folks not entirely sympathetic to unions — folks such as Madigan — further into their corner.
If you’re going to go after the teachers union, don’t do it with tactics that actually build support for the teachers, for chrisakes.
Rauner’s polling numbers are sinking to Blago levels in a race to the bottom with his wine drinking pal, Mayor Rahm.
Yet there remains no budget deal and people are hurting and we have three more years of the governor the Sun-Times wanted.
Sorry is not enough.