Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
-- Bob Dylan

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Griffin's divorce. Think of it as a stock split.

The Griffins

SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS (No, really) that right-wing billionaire power couple, Ken and Ann Griffin are splitting up. Whatever happened to "'til death do us part"?

The Griffins have been the money-bags behind both Bruce Rauner's and Rahm Emanuel's political ascendency. They have also bankrolled much of Chicago's union-busting and corporate-style school reform policies.

For this to happen right in the middle of the Illinois gov's race must be unsettling, especially to Rauner's people. Griffin was in the headlines last month because of his record-breaking $2.5 million contribution to Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial campaign.

But don't worry,  Rahm and Bruce. Think of it as a stock split. Remember, corporations are people too. Besides, there's a pre-nup. Just in case Ann goes the wrong way, politically speaking.

1 comment:

  1. I say WOW to this only because of the revelations of Rauner's own, failed first marriage (not so concerned w/Griffin--he's not the candidate, after all), & the circumstances surrounding his involvement with--& subsequent marriage to--his present ("although I'M a Democrat, I'M voting for Bruce!") wife. Kinda Newt Gingrich-ish (& people weren't all too happy with HIM over that!). Perhaps you can enlighten us w/regard to Bruce, Mike?