It has not even been two months since the last election ended. Brace yourself. The Michigan governor's race has begun. (SFX: Sounds of everyone running and screaming in fear.)Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is filing papers today to replace Rick Snyder, who is term limited out of office.

And Republicans wasted no time in attacking Whitmer, with MI Republican Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel saying “If we needed further evidence that career politician Gretchen Whitmer’s brief stint in the Ingham County Prosecutor’s office was anything more than an attempt to grab a headline, here it is."

They couldn't even give us two whole months to recover. Thanks a whole big fat pant load. Two years in the penalty box for the both of them, with fair warning. Anyone else tries this, they go, too.