Sunday, January 16, 2011

Quinn, former state rep. say job not traded for tax-hike vote - Chicago Sun-Times

Quinn, former state rep. say job not traded for tax-hike vote - Chicago Sun-Times
During her final days in office, former state Rep. Careen Gordon scored a lucrative state job after casting an important vote that helped pass Gov. Quinn’s controversial 67 percent income tax increase.

Gordon (D-Morris) and a spokeswoman for the governor said there wasn’t any deal to trade Gordon’s vote for the $85,886-a-year seat on the Illinois Prisoner Review Board.

“There was no quid pro quo,” Quinn spokeswoman Annie Thompson said Saturday. “Bottom line, she was appointed because of her extensive background in criminal justice. . . . She was just the ideal candidate.”
How stupid Democrats must think we are in Illinois. Was there even a list of candidates for the job? No Vet with preference to bump her on the list?

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