The September issue of Washingtonian magazine contains a "Best & Worst" list that's catnip for political junkies.
The mag is out with their their bi-annual "Best & Worst of Congress" list. Every election season, the Washingtonian surveys staffers on Capitol Hill for their opinions about the various Reps and Senators. It's part fun, part dish, part real-insight into how various members of the House and Senate stand vis-a-vis their 534 colleagues in both chambers. And if you haven't seen this year's list, you'll appreciate just how much the Illinois delegation "represents" this year. To wit: Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin tops two distinguished categories - "Most Eloquent" and "Workhorse". We talked with Editor Garrett Graff about where the rest of the Illinois delegation stands in the 2010 list. He told us that Durbin's rankings stand in contrast to those of Illinois' junior senator: [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//washingtonian-bestworst.mp3|titles=washingtonian-bestworst]