Bill Daley attacks Quinn, Lisa Madigan on pension reform

Democratic candidate for governor says leadership lacking on issue

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley excoriated Gov. Pat Quinn for a lack of leadership over the state's pension crisis and criticized potential rival Lisa Madigan for not providing a legal opinion on the constitutionality of possible solutions.

At a downtown news conference, Daley said Quinn's vacillation in backing a variety of remedies is "not the way you lead."

Citing Quinn's failed effort to generate grassroots support for pension changes through an online cartoon character called "Squeezy the Pension Python," Daley said, "I guess he didn't squeeze too many people, much less impress" many people.