Much to my horror and surprise, I found that I am now in the 8th Congressional district in IL instead of the 6th Congressional district as I've been for the last 11 years. Now, normally, I vote Republican, even though they keep giving me less and less reason to, but the current congressman, Joe Walsh, is a jerkwad Tea Party type who seems to think that stiffing his wife for child support is "family values". Running against him is Tammy Duckworth. Now, lots about Duckworth that is admirable. She served in the Illinois National Guard and was injured in Iraq. But my complaint with her when she ran in the 6th district in 2006 (besides the fact she didn't even live in that district) was that I wasn't even sure what she stood for. The issues section on her website had a lot of platitudes like "We need to change course in Iraq" without going into any detail of HOW we should change course in Iraq. I really haven't seen anything that indicates that she's gained all that much depth on policy. So elect her, we'll get someone who will call Pelosi in the morning to see how she's voting that day.