Top story: Last night's gubernatorial debate between Republican candidate Bill Brady and Democratic candidate Pat Quinn not only flew in the face of the same old, same old, boring debate, but it qualified as a laugh riot. Both candidates used their time to tell us through various platitudes why we should vote for them. But they also decided to yuk it up with one-liners and put-downs that made our moderator Steve Edwards become the stuffy headmaster, telling the audience on numerous occasions "Please, hold your applause til the end." It was fun to listen to. Is there any chance we could vote them both in? Think of the years of putdowns and hilarity!
I'm not sure we learned anything, but if you are voting on sense of humor and candor - you might want to bring this into the voting booth with you.
My favorite moment: Moderator Steve Edwards, after listening to both candidates avoid a panelists question, decided to have the panelist ask the same question over again. The candidates did an admirable job not answering the question again.