I don't doubt ASBC has sold their card operation to make things cleaner in the event of an offer. In effect, M & I would indeed be a good fit, not necessarily for us stockholders in the near term, but there would definately be some synergies. With all the duplicate locations, just think all the cost savings in closing locations that overlap markets, consolidation of personal, management etc. Another thought, why doesn't some one like R.W. Baird buy them? It would be a natural extension of both business plans and saturate the market in the area. I guess I don't care who buys them as long as they get bought out!!