Sunday, June 17, 2007

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

From the proponent of the 5-day Springfield workweek comes this tidbit:
According to a published report this morning, Governor Rod Blagojevich spent fewer than two hundred hours in Springfield from March First to June Eighth. The Springfield State Journal-Register says that according to state travel records, Blagojevich spent only five nights in Springfield during that three-month span.

The governor was in Springfield on parts of 25 days, but on 15 of those days, his airport-to-airport time was less than seven hours. And on one of those days, his Springfield presence was just a 15-minute stopover between Harrisburg and Moline. (emphasis added)

In all fairness though, I'm not sure if that has made things better or worse :)


At June 17, 2007 at 4:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boeing's corporate offices are in Chicago.

Most of Boeing's operations are in places other than Chicago. Most are in Seattle, some are in St. Louis. Yet Boeing is a very successful company. Thousands of employees & operations are scattered all over the world.

In the 21st century economy, I have learned the big cheese isn't always in front of the first line managers at successful companies.

The private sector is a global economy, with operations spreading tens of thousands of miles across continents, languages, information systems, and cultures.

Can the legislative leaders in the State of Illinois accomplish the same when Chicago is 3 hours away from Springfield?

Looks like no.

At June 17, 2007 at 6:33 PM, Anonymous South of I-80 said...


The issue may not be the distance but the CEO.

At June 18, 2007 at 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why hasn't someone made a resolution to make sure the Governor has to live in the Mansion in Springfield? Then he would be there atleast 5 days a week. Is this an option.


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