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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Mark Kirk
Republican elected to the Senate seat once held by Roland Burris as well as some other guy.

2
Pat Quinn
Even the antics of your once-running mate Rod Blagojevich haven’t made Illinoisans ready for a full-blown right-wing retrograde yet.

3
Alexi Giannoulias
Took grace in defeat to a new level when he had beers the next day with Kirk the conquerer.

4
Joe Walsh
So how many votes for Tea Party extremism, and how many ‘cuz  they think you’re the guitarist for The Eagles?

5
Danny Davis
Won the election for mayor (of the coalition to elect a black mayor, that is).

This week’s biggest losers:

1
Bill Brady
Couldn’t ride the Republican wave to the governorship, even with your competitor’s impeached and convicted former running mate on the air hawking nuts?

2
Chris Hunter, Jeff Wright and Jaisen Freeman
Your Four Loko is becoming a national no-no.

3
Luis Gutierrez
Yeeaaaah. I wouldn’t hang around that Tony Rezko guy if I were you.

4
Bobby Rush
That New City Bank that’s suing you over taxes? We got nothing to do with them.

5
Ron Huberman
School Board prez asked for early dismissal.

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