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Can you drive over to Highland, IN, and get me a Miner-Dunn burger with some of that Obama money?

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 29, 2008 8:03 AM

Drive? If I had a car, Indiana is a place I go to only to get through to Michigan.

Posted by Chicago Fan | October 29, 2008 8:10 AM

Now, now...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 29, 2008 8:17 AM

Anyone who asks you to go to Indiana is NOT you friend!

Posted by UnCommonSense | October 29, 2008 8:17 AM

Perhaps Steinberg listens to NPR.

Posted by DOUG. | October 29, 2008 8:18 AM

HEY!!! Enough Hoosier bashing! We're awfully friendly, bake great pies and can squeeze your sorghum.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 29, 2008 8:18 AM

The invite to obtain tickets to the rally was sent out the other day... I'm still undecided about what to do, since there's also an election night party I want to attend. If there is not going to be TV coverage of the returns at the event (or if it's raining/snowing), that will make me less likely to want to go. But... History! Craziness! Potential riots!

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 29, 2008 8:19 AM


Email me: If you're inside the security zone, and have a cell phone, I'd like to use you as a source. I won't be getting a ticket.


Posted by Chicago Fan | October 29, 2008 8:28 AM

Maybe Illinois can build an Indiana bypass bridge to Michigan? Perhaps a tunnel?

Posted by AJ | October 29, 2008 8:41 AM

I used to live in Chicago, and there were lots of Indiana jokes--also jokes about anyone who lives south of I-80 (Springfield really does seem to be in another state). But my favorite Indiana joke was "every time you cross the border into Indiana from ANY OTHER STATE, your I.Q. goes down two points--and it NEVER GOES BACK UP".

Peace, Hoosiers--I am from Ohio, live in Columbus now, and my father is from West Virginia--so I'm used to abuse...

Posted by Nora | October 29, 2008 8:44 AM

Hey C. Fan,
Thanks for being there to blog it! Awesome. Wish I could be there. Things are going to be exciting there that night...
(hope hope hope)

Posted by onion | October 29, 2008 8:48 AM

The Indiana state slogan is something like "The Crossroads of America". They actually encourage you to keep on goin'. (Not that I ever needed any)

Posted by Chris | October 29, 2008 8:53 AM

according to NPR last night a number of WSG are actually making these arguments themselves, seriously

Posted by sara | October 29, 2008 9:12 AM

The "Democrats will riot!" scare-story is a Republican talking point.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 29, 2008 9:15 AM

I hate Illinois Nazis.

Posted by Mr. "Elwood" X | October 29, 2008 9:24 AM

Chicago Fan,

What are election night plans? The only one I heard of is in Wrigleyville area, the one WCPT is promoting. Are there any other election night parties?

Posted by P to the J | October 29, 2008 9:56 AM

@15 - nice!

Posted by Levislade | October 29, 2008 9:57 AM

I can smell Gary,Indiana from my house.

Posted by scott in Chi-town | October 29, 2008 10:00 AM


You got me. I hate election parties, or have since 2000 anyway. I plan to roam the streets, see what's up.

Posted by Chicago Fan | October 29, 2008 10:42 AM

@16. There are a bunch of events listed here.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 29, 2008 11:23 AM

Stop reminding me. There's two things I dislike about Obama. 1. His FISA vote. 2. He's from Chicago.

Posted by K | October 29, 2008 1:30 PM

My dad actually is a (selective) racist and is voting for Obama.

Posted by Blookby | October 29, 2008 3:29 PM

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