Coffee is For Closers


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In the post below, I brought up Hynes’ response to the Governor and the Leaders:

He said the General Assembly could build in safeguards, as well as checks and balances, if that mistrust is the reason for the failure to approve a capital spending bill.
“Distrust can’t be used as an excuse,” he said.

He just walked back on what could have been a statewide story with him owning several newscycles with his tour.

As I’ve said before:

et me issue a challenge to Hynes on this. Dan is a good public servant, competent, steady, able. But he never takes that next step to lead and stand out. This is his chance. Connecting the dots on the state’s fiscal condition and the corruption and mismanagement of this administration is tailor made for him. This is a good start, but pound it and pound it and pound it.

There is no more need to pretend that anyone has to work with this guy, Blagojevich is on his way out whether he realizes it yet or not. Hynes has always been seen as too cautious which isn’t a bad characteristic in a public official dealing with the state’s fiscal condition, but it doesn’t move you up the ladder.

It was clear that in November the Lege could have impeached him for violating the Constitution and I urged them to do so then, but now we have boring corruption reasons to do so and it’s not a hard case to make to the public now.  Let’s get this over with….

Dan Hynes will never be Governor until he learns to throw a punch and not help the guy get up off the floor.  He’s a good public servant and a decent human being, but if he wants the Governor’s office, he has to take it for himself.

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