Lynn Sweet:

But let’s not forget who got the ball rolling to get the Illinois Democrats in this pickle in the first place: former Gov. Rod Blagojevich…

Sweet isn’t wrong, per se. Obviously the sins of Blagojevich hurt the party a lot: his legacy tainted Quinn, his appointment of Burris forced a competitive primary, his incompetence worsened the state of the state, and getting the boot left Quinn is running with just enough time as governor to look responsible for the mess but without enough time to really do anything about it.

But consider: