I would have countered with something more to the effect of “At least Senator Kirk is known to show his independence from his party’s line. Rep. Duckworth should try it sometime.” rather than the standard tie her to Madigan and Blago.
“Nothing could be as bad as being on a ticket with Donald Trump.”
Don’t know about that. Finding yourself having to go back into court on a case you thought you had settled (in the middle of an election season) because you couldn’t resist gloating over your so-called ‘victory’ probably comes pretty close….