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Gov. Rauner drops the letter G in State of the State address

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first State of the State address on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Several Twitter users commented on his delivery, where he left off the letter G on several "-ing" words.


  1. Our own political writer Bernard Schoenburg tweeted one of the direct quotes, when Rauner talked about other states "kickin' our tails."
  2. Then, the Twitterverse weighed in. Leading off with the observations of a reporter who covered the Statehouse for many years ...
  3. And then, the inevitable jokes ...
  4. Some people liked it ...
  5. Others did not ...
  6. And, for the record, the written out version of Rauner's speech, included all of the Gs.
  7. The folksy sounding delivery was a staple of Rauner on the campaign trail. But in the esteemed confines of Capitol, was Rauner's G-droppin' out of place? Or does it make him seem more human?