Meanwhile, speaking of Illinois....

...the state of my birth has managed to rack up some $8.8 billion in unpaid bills.

The condition of the state is so bad that Chicago mayoral son and brother Bill Daley- like Mayor Emanuel, a former Obama chief-of-staff- has pulled out of a very winnable primary race against Gov. Pat Quinn because he's sensibly decided that he doesn't want the job after all, given the mess the state is in.

HT: Drudge