LOPSIDED VICTORIES  9:38 am April 8, 2009

Mike Quigley Is Your New Rahm Emanuel

by Sara K. Smith

Not as sexy :(It was a nail-biter, folks! Illinois’ 5th District held a special election after Rahm Emanuel left his post to go whisper evil imprecations in the ear of our malleable and naive young king, Barack Obama. Two contenders emerged: Cook County Commissioner and known Democrat Mike Quigley, and the deranged Freeper Rosanna Pulido. Ms. Pulido put up a valiant fight, but without national Republican support could not prevail over the Democratic Machine, which decided to put Quigley over the top with oh like 70 percent of the vote. What is this, Russia? [Chicago Tribune]

 
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ManchuCandidate April 8, 2009 at 9:42 am

A Demrat overwhelmingly wins in a heavily Demrat district against a moran wingnut who hates herself. Only one solution…

RECOUNT, you betchya!

Tommy Says Soooo, Jugdish! April 8, 2009 at 9:42 am

The question is how long will it take the new congressman to realize it just wasn’t worth it to get a phone call in the middle of the night from some hypercaffeinated ballet dancer with a semi-Chicago accent screaming, “Quiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigley!!!!”

Canmon (the Inadequate) April 8, 2009 at 9:45 am

Recount!

magic titty April 8, 2009 at 9:46 am

Yes We Can?

Rush April 8, 2009 at 9:47 am

“Mike Quigley Is Your New Rahm Emanuel”

Quigley’s Jewish??

charlesdegoal April 8, 2009 at 9:48 am

Largely meaningless so-called by-election. Nothing to do with Britain, where Rahm E would have to run for his own seat, or to save his own ass, or something. Whatever.

ManchuCandidate April 8, 2009 at 9:51 am

Mike Quigley = Wayne Jarvis (Arrested Development) aka John Michael Higgins?

WadISay April 8, 2009 at 9:51 am

Quigley told supporters at a North Side tavern that he knows he will initially be recognized in Washington as “the guy taking Rahm Emanuel’s seat,”…

Rahm Emanuel always thought of it as his fucking seat.

Noodle Salad April 8, 2009 at 9:55 am

Waiting for Michael Steele to compare Illinois and Moldova in 5…4…3…

norbizness April 8, 2009 at 9:55 am

That is not the shape of a human head.

DoctorCulturae April 8, 2009 at 9:55 am

When will they have the ceremonial digit circumcision?

hobospacejunkie April 8, 2009 at 9:57 am

Mike Quigley Is Your New Rahm Emanuel

So he’s a 9½-fingered shouty Jew who’s helping give away trillions to undeserving failed banks & their failure managers? Or just another powerless freshman rep about to get pwned by Cantor’s beyond-silly youtube ambushes? And when I say pwned I mean slightly annoyed, then brushed off like so much lint off a cheap suit.

AngryBlakGuy April 8, 2009 at 9:59 am

…but since he didn’t get 110% of the vote in that district, it is obviously shows the failure of Barack Obama’s presidency!!!

Come here a minute April 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

Rahm’s coming back after his White House stint, so Quigley better enjoy it while he can (i.e, get a hold of Rahm’s bribe guy).

Tommy Says Soooo, Jugdish! April 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

Won’t Quigley have to go in the IDF for a few years if he wants Rahm’s seat?

AngryBlakGuy April 8, 2009 at 10:08 am

…they went from Rahm Emmanuel, a guy that looks like he should be a rival boss to Tony Soprano, to some guy named Quigley, who looks like he should be working in a “Bed Bath & Beyond”?! Chicago you FAIL!!!

McDuff April 8, 2009 at 10:13 am

Just keep’n the seat warm here boss.

Just keep’n the seat warm there Luke.

Min April 8, 2009 at 10:16 am

I see lots of profanity in his future.

Advocatus_Diaboli April 8, 2009 at 10:17 am

[re=283600]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: only 110%? This is Chicago, after all; he should have had 300% of the vote.

McDuff April 8, 2009 at 10:30 am

[re=283621]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: The Chicago Machine must be slipping — Rahm forgot to vote, the block captains forgot to give out the silver dollars outside the polls, and the ward bosses forgot to wake up the cemeteries. Come on Junior, get it together or pretty soon there’ll be a Republican on the Sanitary Commission!

gurukalehuru April 8, 2009 at 10:39 am

Fare Thee Well, Rosanna Putana…I’m sure we will meet again.

Keram2 April 8, 2009 at 10:42 am

He looks like a cleaned up Patton Oswalt.

tiny mexican April 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

Alt text win.

Come here a minute April 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

[re=283647]gurukalehuru[/re]: As my Granna Putana used to say, “It’s always something!”

Reed April 8, 2009 at 11:03 am

Rep. Quigley sort of looks like Mayor Quimby, no?

AliBabaInBA April 8, 2009 at 11:13 am

[re=283597]norbizness[/re]: Thank you.

PerhapsSo April 8, 2009 at 11:18 am

But can he dance?

donner_froh April 8, 2009 at 11:56 am

Rosanna Pulido getting 30% of the vote shows once again that Chicago is not ready for particpatory democracty.

Lascauxcaveman April 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I’m just pleased that the Dems are running a real Moran for the next gov of Virginia. Sez right there in the Wonkette sidebar ads.

TeddyS April 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Congressman Quigley, thank you for whipping the pee out of another crackpot Republican, and welcome to the House of Representives.

McDuff April 8, 2009 at 1:26 pm

What, no statement from the RNC and Hip-Hoppy Buns of Steele on the outcome of this referendum on Hopey’s first 10 weeks?

Will work for shoes April 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm

[re=283650]Keram2[/re]: I thought Pat Sajack with extra cheeks.

Bruno April 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

If Quigly doesn’t save at least 2 lives in DC in his first 100 days, he should resign.

Bruno April 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

[re=283598]DoctorCulturae[/re]: “When will they have the ceremonial digit circumcision?”

You mess up, you lose a finger.
You miss a payment, you lose a finger.
You cross me, you lose a finger.

Bruno April 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

[re=283740]donner_froh[/re]: “Rosanna Pulido getting 30% of the vote…”

Are we for certain that 30% wasn’t for Lizard People?

OzoneTom April 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

[re=283958]Will work for shoes[/re]: I guess the Pat Sajak part is the 30% Republican piece and the cheeks make up the 70% Democratic share.

DagNabbit April 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Mike Quigley = Steve Zahn – Hilarity

searanch April 8, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Why in the name of all that is holy is there an ad for SARAH (Palin) PAC here? I thought I was safe here, and that her name could only be mentioned here as part of ridicule and snark!

hobospacejunkie April 8, 2009 at 6:33 pm

[re=284467]searanch[/re]: Our esteemed Wonkette editors gotta eat, too, brah. The funny needs more fuel than hobo beans and brackish water.

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