09/11/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Salon: Illinois Senate Race 'Between The Worst Candidates Ever'

In "Brewster's Millions," a forgettable comedy from 1985, Richard Pryor's eccentric Monty Brewster spends millions of dollars to drive "None of the Above" to victory in the New York City mayor's race, shocking everyone, including Monty himself, and necessitating a new election.

Something tells me that the same NOTA option would fare quite well in Illinois this year, where the two major U.S. Senate candidates, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk, continue to find new and ever-more-pitiful ways to distinguish themselves for all the wrong reasons.