One of my favorite blogs these days is Truth About Keyes. Truth Girl has taken on the task of parsing the ridiculous rantings of Alan Keyes, the Maryland Republican candidate in the Illinois senate race. It's hard to believe that the Illinois GOP had to go out-of-state to bring in someone who doesn't even represent the views of the Illinois Republicans that I know. I suspect that they knew Barack Obama would be hard to beat and decided to sacrifice an outsider. Picking an extremist was a big mistake, though--a lot of people will remember what he said long after he has gone home, and they will associate those views with the entire party.
I'll write more about Keyes in the future. I'd sooner vote for SpongeBob SquarePants, but Keyes is almost as entertaining!