Am I the only one who really looks forward to seeing him in the Senate? From the accounts I'm reading, he seems like a relatively honest and competent (judging by Illinois standards at least) egomaniac with little to no verbal filter. Given what we usually get in the Senate, I'd say we could do a lot worse than a man who will probably pursue his job conscientiously, with minimal corruption, while spicing up Senate proceedings a little in the process.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.