Alexi Giannoulias is Gov. Pat Quinn's choice for Illinois Community College Board chairman.
All across Illinois this morning, defeated Democratic congressmen are phoning the governor’s office in Springfield, demanding “Where’s my job?”
That’s their reaction to the news that Gov. Pat Quinn appointed failed U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias as chairman of the Illinois Community College Board. The chairmanship doesn’t pay anything, but it will allow the 35-year-old Giannoulias to keep himself in the public eye until he decides to run for another office.
When you’re a Democratic politician in Illinois, it’s hard to fail, because Quinn is right there to catch you. Here are some other electoral retreads who’ve been rescued by the governor:
Governor, Phil Hare, Debbie Halvorson and David Miller are all holding for you.