We’re only a day away from Bruce Rauner’s inauguration as Illinois’ next governor, where country music superstar Toby Keith — the man who brought us “Red Solo Cup” — will be headlining the inauguration concert.
If Keith is taking requests for his performance at Prairie Capital Convention Center, there are a few of his songs that definitely should be included in the play list.
1. Crash here tonight
Rauner has vowed to do something other governors haven’t — live in the Executive Mansion, which has fallen into disrepair.
But Rauner says in the short term, he and his wife Diana will be renting in Springfield until the mansion is fixed up.
Maybe more governors would have lived there if Heather Locklear was included?
2. Ain’t breakin’ nothin’
If it turns out Rauner can’t fix what ails the state, maybe taxpayers should just hope nothing else gets broken?
3. That don’t make me a bad guyIt doesn’t matter what decision is being made, but a governor won’t make everyone happy.Could be a theme song for any politician.
Rauner has talked about his family’s humble beginnings, and how his late grandfather Clarence Erickson “lived in a double-wide trailer.”
A tribute to those humble beginnings. Kind of.
5. Shut up and hold on
Rauner has fences to mend. He spent the year-long campaign ripping Gov. Pat Quinn and the powerful Democratic leaders of the House and Senate, calling them “career politicians” who drove the state into a “death spiral.”
It could be an interesting ride.