Monday, August 31, 2009

Quinn reversal criticism

Governor Pat Quinn is facing criticism after reversing himself on his second major decision in two days. Political experts question if the decision will factor into Quinn's re-election chances.

Quinn's meandering ways could become a thorny issue, said Charles Wheeler, a former statehouse reporter who teaches at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

"It's kind of inside baseball," Wheeler said, "but it becomes a liability when it allows people to present you as an ineffective leader."

Wheeler's comments were featured in an August 30, 2009, article in the Chicago Tribune.

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