1. Why oh why does it look as though current Illinois governor Quinn will win re-election? The state is in terrible financial shape and each year more job providing companies leave the state. And yet Cook County and the Metro East, the two largest population areas, will have voters turn out and vote him back in. Why? Just because he's a democrat? I don't understand it at all. Voters who put him back in office certainly aren't going to be voting for competency.
2. And what is the deal with the horrible attacks on Supreme Court judge Lloyd Karmeier? The ads against him are some of the most vicicous I've seen. It looks like the trial/plaintiff lawyers are out in force against him and some of this may even hark back to the 2004 bitterly fought Supreme Court race against local democratic favorite, Gordon Maag. The 2004 race took place against a backdrop of Madison/St. Clair counties being named judicial hellholes.
Whatever the reason, these ads against Karmeier are unseemly.