one reason I’ll not likely run for public office

Anytime soon, anyway. I doubt I would have been able to handle certain questions as well as Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan:

Some Idiot Asks Illinois Attn. Gen. Lisa Madigan Three Times If She Can Be a Mom and Be Governor at the Same Time.

Jezebel’s Doug Barry has colorfully encapsulated my feelings on the idiocy of the reporter in question. And if I were a resident of Illinois, I’d be happy to have Madigan as my governor:

Reminded that being governor is a lot more demanding than attorney general, she said, “All of these jobs are very demanding. And people who, unfortunately, have to work three jobs and don’t necessarily have health-care coverage — they’re even in a worse situation. So nobody needs to give any pity on what elected officials have to endure.”