Journalist in Residence
As you no doubt know by now, Gov. Pat Quinn has inaugurated Squeezy the Python as the mascot for the state’s ongoing pension crisis.
Yes, the cartoon reptile is juvenile.
And yes, it bears a suspiciously similar appearance to the snake in Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”
And no, it doesn’t convey a single concrete solution for the state’s pension predicament.
But upon watching the python’s video debut, I could only think of something Ross Perot once said: “If you see a snake, just kill it – don't appoint a committee on snakes."