The Grand Old Partisan of Illinois

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Halvorson's spokesman (accidentally) admits that she is part of the problem in Springfield

Yesterday’s Politico story (ht to Rich Miller) about the race in the 11th District contains this stunning revelation:
“She hasn’t talked to [Governor Blagojevich] in at least a year. She’s been invited to meetings and just hasn’t gone,” said Halvorson spokesman Brian Doory. “They don’t really have anything to discuss.”
Really?!? The Senate Majority Leader doesn’t really have anything to discuss with the Governor? Maybe that explains why absolutely nothing constructive has been accomplished in Springfield lately.

Nice move, Doory. You’ve attempted to distance your boss from an unpopular figure by admitting that she’s shirking what is a fundamental component of her current position.

I don't know about you, but if I was trying to get a promotion, I wouldn't tell my boss that the reason I shouldn't be held responsible for the failures of my current work team is because I haven't even spoken to any of them in over a year.