* US Sen. Mark Kirk in the Trib…
Early in his first Senate term, Kirk spoke with concern about Illinois’ financial picture. He said that his companion, Dodie McCracken, had urged him to explore a 2014 run for governor. Kirk said he told her, “If I lose, I will commit suicide, and if I win, I will also commit suicide.”
But that’s pretty much why I automatically question the sanity of anyone who wants to run for governor these days.