HE’LL SHOOT HIS mouth off, without much thought to whether the resulting rhetoric makes any sense.
“Idiotic.” “Racist.” “Sexist.” Homophobic.” Those were the words used by Hendon to describe Brady, with his point being that people who attended the rally on Chicago’s West Side (a predominantly African-American neighborhood of the type that Republicans have suggested is likely to be the place where some sort of fraud depriving them of votes will occur) should vote for Brady’s opponent – meaning, Quinn.
Quinn immediately backpedaled from the rhetoric, which has Hendon backers thinking the governor is some sort of wimp. It also is giving the Brady people a playing field for trite trash. I fully expect they will find a way to demand an “apology” from Quinn during each of the eight days remaining in this campaign cycle.
Personally, I don’t think Quinn has to apologize. If anybody should, it is Hendon. He owes his fellow state senator some sort of public statement that shows regret for being publicly rude.
NOT THAT I expect Hendon to ever make such a statement. I’m sure on some level, he meant it. He probably thinks that for once, he spoke the truth about his Statehouse colleague – unlike the usual rhetoric by which legislators try to claim that they are all friends behind the scenes.