Friday, June 25, 2004

Mr. 7-of-9 dropping out

Jack Ryan, the Republican candidate for US Senate in Illinois, is dropping out of the race. He's spent the past 4 days trying to ignore the growing sex scandal that was prompted by the release of court records from his divorce from actress Jeri Ryan (character '7-of-9' on Star Trek - Voyager).

Ryan's Democratic opponent Barack Obama was already so far in the lead that Ryan essentially had no chance, so it's a little dismaying that he'll now have to face someone else. On the other hand, Obama is a very compelling candidate regardless of who he's running against.

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