I've been seeing a lot of the new McCain ad about Obama's having been "raised" in Chicago's political scene and I've gotta say, they're pretty funny. Not funny ha-ha necessarily, but funny because, really - what the fuck do you expect?
It's Chicago politics. For Obama to come this far with only 'minor' political scandals attached to his name is pretty impressive. Being shocked by any of this is like having a crack baby and then being shocked when the kid grows up with a predilection towards addictive behavior. Personally, I'm impressed that there's no documented proof of Obama and numerous members of the Daley family tossing mob stoolies into the Chicago river on St. Patrick's Day.