September 7, 2006

Democratic Labor Day Picnic pictures, Part II

Jane A. Sharp, photographer extrordinaire (and campaign photographer for Judge Vicki Wright) has graciously sent along yet more shots from the Labor Day picnic at Illiniwek Park in Hampton, IL.

Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Lane Evans look on.

R.I. Sheriff candidate Mike Huff.

Congressional candidates Phil Hare, IL 17th, and Bruce Braley, Iowa 1st join hands.

Illinois Treasurer candidate Alexi Gianulias speaks.

Gianulis and Gianulias, or is that the other way around?

John G. at the podium.

Rep. Lane Evans is presented with an appreciation award from Rock Island County Democrats from chairman John Gianulis as Bob Carlson looks on.

Rep. Evans speaks while State Sen. Jacobs looks on.

Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Evans shake hands.


At 9/08/2006 5:11 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

For a guy who is 82, John looks great and seems to get around very well. For awhile I heard rumblings that John was "old" and "out of it" and "slipping" , but I don't believe that at all. Quite the contrary - he has a new lease on life and looks like he could go another 80+ years. Like him or not, we have to give him credit for his longevity and physical condition. What's his secret? It's not for lack of stress. (Heck, I remember when he smoked and had a body more like Phil Hare)
Another prime example is Gerald Ford, a man whom I greatly respect and admire who is 92 years old... the oldest living former president. For Jerry Ford to get a pacemaker and a stent at 92 is impressive because at that age, most patients (and doctors) wouldn't bother.

At 9/08/2006 9:21 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Very true Nico,

I think your question, "What's his secret?" gets asked by everyone who knows Gianulis at some point.

The guy is full of energy and at least the last time I had contact with him, was still sharp as a tack, and more on the ball and alert than most people literally a quarter his age.

At a time when most people his age spend their time sitting around watching Matlock and comparing aches and pains and discussing who's got what disease, John G. is running around like the Energizer bunny.

You can't be around him for long without inevitably asking just how he does it. I wish I knew. If I could bottle it, I'd be a multi-millionaire.

At 9/09/2006 10:10 AM, Blogger Milton said...

Hey don't knock Matlock and the Rockford files. 82 is young.

The man travels to Springfeild every week puts in a full days work for the State and drives home at the end of the week.


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At 9/09/2006 8:39 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

What's his official title in the Governor's office?
I mean we know John is on the payroll and that he oversees all Blago's patronage. But when I looked in the Illinois governmental phonebook (which is very comprehensive, everyone from the Governor on down to those who empty ashtrays) as well as other listings, John's name does not come up. Also, why hasn't his name come up in any of the stories about Blago's alleged patronage scandals? Call him "Teflon John"


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