Illinois Governor Pat Quinn asserted his, um, authority Monday afternoon when he introduced two of Chicago's biggest tough-guys.
Quinn, appearing with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, at a press conference to announce RICO laws in Illinois, heartily introduced Emanuel to the audience.
What appeared to be intended as a pat on the back turned into a little bit more than Emanuel bargained for.
"Thank you for the hit in the back," Emanuel said -- Quinn flashing a devilish grin next to him. "Thank god I was holding the podium when you did that."
The two men recently, reportedly got into a heated argument on the telephone over gambling legislation. Maybe this was Quinn's way of getting him back?
McCarthy, tough guy that he is, invited Quinn's masculine back-slap when it was his turn to be introduced.
"Did you hurt yourself," McCarthy quipped to the governor.
"You're a football player, right, "Quinn followed up, with a forearm to the Supt.'s side.
"Alright take it easy, governor," McCarthy said.