This week’s biggest gainers:
Republican elected to the Senate seat once held by Roland Burris as well as some other guy.
Even the antics of your once-running mate Rod Blagojevich haven’t made Illinoisans ready for a full-blown right-wing retrograde yet.
Took grace in defeat to a new level when he had beers the next day with Kirk the conquerer.
So how many votes for Tea Party extremism, and how many ‘cuz they think you’re the guitarist for The Eagles?
Won the election for mayor (of the coalition to elect a black mayor, that is).
This week’s biggest losers:
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?
Chris Hunter, Jeff Wright and Jaisen Freeman
Your Four Loko is becoming a national no-no.
Yeeaaaah. I wouldn’t hang around that Tony Rezko guy if I were you.
That New City Bank that’s suing you over taxes? We got nothing to do with them.
School Board prez asked for early dismissal.