Sound bite of the day: Judy Baar Topinka 'Everyone has suffered with this guy, even the bad guys!'

December 7, 2011

We reached out to several Illinois politicians and public officials today to get their reaction to the sentencing of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.  Some worked directly with him, others against him.

One name that rises above the pack, however, is current Illinois Comptroller and former state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, who ran against Blagojevich as the Republican Party nominee for governor in 2006.

Topinka has always been good for a "What were you thinking?!" like sound bite.  And today, she doesn't disappoint. 

Yes, she went after Blagojevich one last time when the City Room called looking for reaction.

My favorite part?

Not only does she compare Blago's saga to Shakespeare, she gives a classic (and strangely energetic) quote: "Everyone has suffered with this guy, even the bad guys!"

Enjoy our Sound Bite of the Day: