Friday, January 28, 2005


Sneedling: Taegan D. Goddard, author of the blog Political Wire posted
"Rumble is former Republican U.S. Senate candidate/nightmare Alan Keyes is eyeing a bid for governor," the Chicago Sun Times' Michael Sneed reports.
Backshot: Rich Miller of discredited this rumor yesterday:
But everyone who might be afraid (or pleased) that Alan Keyes might run for governor should look at this section:
To be eligible to hold the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller or Treasurer, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 25 years old, and a resident of this State for the three years preceding his election.
He can't run for governor.
Upshot: The Political Wire soon added this update:
A Political Wire reader notes the Illinois Constitution states a governor must be "a resident of this State for the three years preceding his election." Keyes would not be eligible.
Moneyshot: We can all use this unfortunate incident to learn a valuable lesson:
One should only link to Sneed's column for the purpose of satire or parody. Sneed's column should never be linked to as though it were a news source.
Doing so will just make you look like a "Sneed."

(some minor editing of quotes)

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