The foolish voters have rejected your message and put Republicans in power. What's a good, left-wing, progressive lawmaker to do when you can't pass legislation favoring your special interest groups, or worse when there's pending legislation mandating that your friends in organized labor should pay their fair share for their own health care coverage and pensions?
Sometimes, you just have to get away from it all, especially if it shuts down government and at least temporarily blocks offending legislation. But where to go?
Ask no more.
Rockford, Illinois, is waiting for you!