I've been down hard with a relapse of the flu or flu-like thing that I was beset with over the weekend. I noticed while perusing the aftermath of the election that the Republicans did rather well.
Then I heard that they won the governorship in Illinois
Now having read that, I should have woken up immediately, but I didn't, and I can't.
I appear to be trapped in a coma or something and experiencing a bizarre hallucination...I'm kind of afraid.
And Maryland. And Massachusetts. And only MA was particularly close, at least as it currently stands. It's kinda wacky.
Posted by: ReallyBored at Wed Nov 5 14:41:02 2014 (n3V1X)
You need to really stress your current "reality" to make sure it's not just a nice dream. Quick, run out and check the condition of your car! Is it brand new, with no mechanical defects?
Posted by: Siergen at Wed Nov 5 20:11:16 2014 (r3+4f)
If this were anime, someone would pinch your cheek to prove to you that you aren't still dreaming.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Nov 5 22:11:35 2014 (+rSRq)
I hold absolutely no hope that Rauner will be much different than the
preceding Governors of Illinois... I just hope he won't be indicted or
arrested before his term in office is over.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Wed Nov 5 22:43:44 2014 (jGQR+)
"...I just hope he won't be indicted or arrested before his term in office is over."
Let's not get carried away. Isn't that against the Illinois Constitution?
Posted by: Ben at Thu Nov 6 10:19:56 2014 (S4UJw)
Pat Quinn was the first Illinois governor in 15 years who served out a term without being convicted (not just arrested or indicted). And voters booted him out. The incentives seem out of whack there.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Nov 6 11:28:43 2014 (RqRa5)
Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Nov 6 18:14:09 2014 (jGQR+)
I think that "staying out of jail" isn't a sufficient achievement to justify reelection. Voters were looking at the dismal financial shape of Illinois government, I suspect, and decided the Democrats couldn't cut it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Nov 6 20:33:06 2014 (+rSRq)
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