During debates, news conferences and campaign stops, Gov. Pat Quinn is well known for using certain catchphrases to make a point. And Monday, as he was sworn in for his first full term, Quinn used the same expression to describe his political power as when he'd taken over for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich in early 2009: "one day a peacock, the next day a feather duster."
Here are a handful of Quinn-isms that have dotted recent speeches.
&bul; "The will of the people should be the law of the land."
&bul; "I have the fortitude to get into the arena."
&bul; "You know what I say about Asian carp: If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em."
&bul; "Service to others is the rent we pay for our place on God's earth."
&bul; "I'm the jobs governor. Jobs follow brainpower."
&bul; "Taxes should be based on one's ability to pay. It's a principle as old as the Bible."
&bul; "Land of Lincoln. The great state of Illinois."
&bul; "Monkey business"
&bul; "If the shoe fits"
&bul; "Usually when the governor of Illinois says something, people believe him."