Boland comment about lieutenant governorship gets his haters frothing
A curious piece in the D/A a couple days ago mentioned the fact that State Rep. Mike Boland has said he might consider a run for lieutenant governor should current LG Pat Quinn decide to move on to other things, which it's widely suspected he will.
For publically musing about such a scenario, Boland has given his legion of freakish haters another chance to froth at the mouth with typical misspellings, fractured grammar, use of ALL CAPS, and dripping with mean-spiritedness as usuual, as evidenced by the comments the piece attracted.
The Jacobs faction has been driven half mad by frustration at their inability to drive a stake through Boland's heart and his Rasputin-like refusal to simply die and go away despite having everything including the kitchen sink thrown at him.
This time around they're pinning hopes on Jerry Lack, and braying incessantly about how Lack has former boss Lane Evan's endorsement, as well as those of a few other local Dem honchos. Apparently they feel that this annointment is all that's needed, as if it's been decreed by God himself that the people of this land must therefore vote Lack.
It's admittedly baffling as to why in the world Boland would ever discuss even hypothetical ambitions for higher office when he's facing a tough primary.
As illustrious commenter "Yellow Dog Democrat" opined in comments on a post mentioning this matter at Capitol Fax, "Why, WHY would you launch rumors that you are planning on seeking statewide office when you are in the middle of a primary campaign and expected to face a stiff General Election challenge once again?
Madigan’s staff must’ve choked on their coffee when they read that one."