Mayor Minds Own Business?
- Mayor Richard M. Daley said he was staying out of Cook County's current budget crisis.
Well sure - when your enemy (or political rival or convenient fall guy) is busy cutting his own throat, you don't get in the way. You merely observe where to stand so as to avoid most of the splatters. And Devine's quotes from the article are highly amusing, too:
- Fifty-three of the 800 assistant state's attorneys, as well as 12 of the 160 investigators have received their two-week notice, NBC5's Natalie Martinez reported. Eventually, 65 of the 500 administrators will also be laid off."We are going to lose a lot of veteran prosecutors who would be the ones with the biggest and toughest cases," Devine said. "That's really going to undermine the criminal justice system."
6% of the ASA's - which is quite a bit less than the 17% demanded by Urkel - are all going to be First Chair veteran prosecutors? Hasn't Devine ever heard of seniority/reverse seniority? Shouldn't he be laying off the recent hires and political hacks of an overburdened bureaucracy? One would think that Devine is running interference for someone by keeping the spotlight focused on County mismanagement rather than another person whose administration is currently under a Federal microscope.