Over at Rep. Fritchey's Blog he has a post about the non-meeting meeting yesterday (go read it)...
Rep. John Fritchey's Open House...my view from the inside: Beyond Belief
I am starting to seriously think that the Governor has lost it. He had a situation where he could have ended up
At the worst from the Governors point of view, nothing gets done but you can say "The 'leaders' were unable to be there but I was able to get my view and thoughts across to those members who were in the meeting and am looking forward to them calling on their leaders to lead and come to a solution"
You make some progress or come up with a solution and perhaps take Madigan down a notch.Heck you make some progress with the GOP on the issue and start talking bi-partisanship.
At this point it seems the leaders are setting the pace and tone of the discussion this would have been a chance for the Governor to demonstrate how we wants to work with the members, something he talked about when this whole thing started. He had a chance and he blew it.