Leave it to a Bears fan not to follow through …
Though my own personal politics are at polar opposites from those of Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker, the recent revelation that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to follow through on the bet he made with Walker sits about as well with us cheeseheads as a quarterback who feigns an injury in a championship game.
It seems that Walker tried to force the point to his neighboring counterpart by delivering Wisconsin brats, cherry pies, cranberries and honey to a Kenosha food pantry, but Quinn was nowhere in sight.
Part of the deal is that Quinn, because he lost the bet, was to don a Packers jersey and work at the Pantry.
In fact, he was to do so Feb. 21, but because of the controversy surrounding the Wisconsin governor’s budget repair bill, Quinn cancelled the trip.
He still hasn’t fulfilled his promise.
Instead, Quinn was recently seen flying to Israel on a trade and goodwill mission.
However, despite his failed promise to follow through on the bet, Quinn did have some harsh words … Some fighting words at that: “We’ll pay the bet, and this year the Bears will beat the Packers twice and go to the conference championship and win and then hopefully win the Super Bowl.”
Walker’s spokesman Cullen Werwie was conciliatory in tone in speaking for the governor: “We wanted to fulfill the bet on our end,” Werwie said. “Maybe it’s an issue that the press can revisit in the future.”
No, we feel it should be addressed now. Quinn certainly shouldn’t be allowed to issue statements like the one he did and then fly out of the country and get away with it.
We all know politicians make promises and never follow through … This is one instance where all Packers fans should unite to force the issue with this governor.
Pay up, Gov. Quinn … We won fair and square and it’s time.