"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 Capitolfax.com discredited this rumor yesterday:
But everyone who might be afraid (or pleased) that Alan Keyes might run for governor should look at this section:Upshot: The Political Wire soon added this update:SECTION 3. ELIGIBILITYHe can't run for governor.
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.
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)