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* An ongoing issue in the gubernatorial and Senate races: the horrifying spectacle of candidates following the tax code, which at least provides the grim amusement of a Republican going after a Democrat for not paying enough taxes
* "A former aide testified today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich worked in the office less than nine hours a week, and sometimes hid to avoid a staffer bearing bad budget news"
I cannot think of a period in my life when I have actively dreaded voting. Gonna be a long slow stumble to November. I fear pulling the lever in the election booth is going to feel like being in the Milgram experiment.