(SPRINGFIELD) There's a fantasy drinking game making the rounds among political reporters. It involves Governor Pat Quinn and his penchant for using the same few phrases: "Land of Lincoln," "the Constitution," and "the People." He also has a knack for quoting Scripture.
It's a pretty easy game to learn, especially when you're forced to sit through a political speech. Every time Governor Quinn utters one of those phrases, you do a shot. If I didn't need my job to support my wife and two kids - and had I successfully smuggled alcohol into the state capitol - I would have been broadcasting live tonight after consuming more than 10 shots.
Here's the official tally during today's State of the State address:
Reference: # of mentions:
Scripture quotes 2
The People Too many to count
Democracy I give up
Lest we be too hard on - or appear to mock - our eager Governor, need I remind you of Governor Blagojevich's fondness for quoting Kipling and Elvis lyrics?