What's odd is the reaction to this:
Gov. Pat Quinn said he's ready to take on Scott Lee Cohen in the general election if the embattled Chicago pawnbroker publicly announces he's making an independent run for the state's highest office.
"When all is said and done, there will be a robust contest of ideas," Quinn said.
I mean, you would think that the normal reaction to this - to wit, shaking Cohen violently while shouting "YOU TOOK STEROIDS AND THREATENED YOUR GIRLFRIEND WITH A KNIFE, YOU FOOL! GET OUT OF MY STATE BEFORE I SET THE WOLFHOUNDS UPON YOU!" - would have been the expected one from Quinn. I mean, let's review: Quinn already has to deal with a Senatorial candidate who's loaned money to convicted pimps and bookies, a Lt. Governor candidate who got selected (not elected) because she's white and has a useful last name, and, well, a gubernatorial candidate who's laboring under the burden of being Pat Quinn. The last thing the man needs is to have to run against a guy who somehow managed to win a Democratic primary despite being somebody who likes steroids for himself and knives for his partners.
And trust me: this will come up on a regular basis. The possibility of being able to use the slogan Vote Republican. We don't cut women and have it still be relevant to the race after all comes as most welcome news to those of us on the VRWC...
Crossposted to Moe Lane.