I have become comfortably numb to the insanity of Illinois politics. Yesterday, the democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor stepped down after information came out that he was living with a prostitute, held a knife to her throat while threatening to kill her, sexually assaulted his wife, and was a steroid user prone to violent mood swings. Is his backup plan to become a baseball player? Watching the local news is like watching a novela (spanish soap opera) minus the basketball sized breasts. We have one former governor sitting in jail. His successor Rod "I'm blacker than Obama" Blagojevich will be joining him in prison soon enough (but not before starring on celebrity apprentice where his and Trump's hair will battle to the death for the title of worst haircut ever). The guy who ran against Obama for the Senate back in 2004 had to drop out because allegations surfaced that he forced his wife, a former Star Trek actress, to join him at wild orgy parties in Paris. Seriously, what the fuck is going on here? You can't make this shit up, no one would believe it.