Deep Underground with Raul Groom

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

At the risk of tooting my own horn, let's hearken back for a moment to my quick rundown of the Illinois senate race:

Illinois - (D) Barack Obama vs. Jack Ryan (R)

This race is a pick 'em, maybe leaning Obama right now. Obama will need to make his money in Chicago, with Ryan hustling to catch up in the rest of the state. Ryan's big weakness is a high-profile divorce.

This was written just before the Tenet resignation, so I never followed up, and it turns out I'm glad I didn't waste the time.

It turns out that high-profile divorce is not a weakness but a mortal wound.

"Actress Jeri Ryan accused ex-husband Jack Ryan of insisting she go to 'explicit sex clubs' in New York, New Orleans and Paris during their marriage -- including 'a bizarre club with cages, whips and other apparatus hanging from the ceiling.'"

Would the last person to leave Ryan campaign headquarters please burn the place to the ground? Thanks a bunch.

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