Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All is Forgiven We Guess

  • Mayor Daley apologized today for the rampant hiring fraud that culminated in the conviction of his former Streets and Sanitation commissioner, but refused to answer questions about politically damaging trial testimony.
  • Twelve times reporters fired specific questions at the mayor. Only once did Daley answer directly — to deny a federal monitor’s claim that hiring abuses continue, including some at Streets and San, and that City Hall continues to thwart her efforts to clean up the mess.
So a so-called "public servant" doesn't have to explain himself to the voters? The people who pay his salary? Evidently, we aren't the only ones unimpressed:
  • Attorney Michael Shakman filed the landmark lawsuit that was supposed to ban political hiring.

    On Tuesday, Shakman was unimpressed by the mayor’s apology. He was more concerned about the city’s tepid response to the specific allegations — about personnel problems uncorrected and violators who remain unpunished — in the monitor’s latest report.

    “The most valuable thing the mayor could do would be to direct his considerable influence and prestige toward dealing with those problems. Until he does, we’re gonna have a continued culture of reluctant foot-dragging instead of real reform,” Shakman said.

How about the most valuable thing Daley could do is resign? We can always dream.

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Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

Hmmmm... I would think if he was truly sorry, Mayor Daley would finally release the information about who exactly hired Al Sanchez?

I mean two years after his arrest and the Mayor still has no idea who hired him?

I am still waiting for a reporter to ask the Mayor this question.

3/25/2009 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone thinks that if you take a fall for the Shankster that the Daley Cavalry is going to come riding to the rescue after you do you time in the federal pen. Ask Tim McCarthy. Since he did the time no one from the Shankster's organization has lifter a finger for him. He is working in a drug halfway house. Where are you going on your next vacation, Shankster? And whose private jet are you flying on. Sorry, I mean a working trip to promote the City of Corruptville. Bullshit, Shankster.

3/25/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is sorry,but persists with the biggest criminal enterprise in United States history! This guy makes the family secrets trail look like a girl scouts jamboree! Will they ever get king richie? Fitzgerald is not done with the hiring shit at the criminal hall, so he stated,lets hope and pray that he finally close the book on the daley/50 sheep/stroger/madigan crime waves!

3/25/2009 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not like this would be too difficult to follow, just find that "Clout List" that was published. Hold THE Aldercreatures and Shortshanks accountable instead of the Heads of the Department.

Oh that would probably be just silly too!

3/25/2009 03:32:00 AM  
Anonymous gfy said...

why not rico?? is there a reason why it's not applicable here?

3/25/2009 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

DONT 4 GET TO PUT UR RESUME IN 4 SGT...

I WAS TOLD IT IS ALL LEGIT.

THEY NEED TO GET RID OF THAT COLLEGE REQUIREMENT! ALOT OF GOOD PEOPLE R BEING OVER LOOKED.

3/25/2009 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoever hired sanchez, hired one of your own. BRIAN MURPHY

BRIAN was made deputy commissioner for the bureau of electricity.

so...... SLC if you know Brian, ask him

3/25/2009 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Fitzgerald

From: Citizens of Chicago

Subject: Mayor Daley

Convict this asshole already,Please!

Signed,
Citizen Joe

3/25/2009 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, you may find this hard to believe, but these people are actually afraid of each other. I have been involved in several investigations involving city government and have found that people will not tell what is going on in fear of being fired. X won't tell the boss because he dosen't know how heavy Y is, and is afraid he/she will loose their job. The fact of the matter is if someone blows the whistle on someone who has clout he may get fired instead of the person who is wrong. I know this is hard to believe in this city but it is true. Would you tell the fed and trust them to protect you. I think not.

3/25/2009 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let the feds get the list of all chicago waed workers and see how many have city jobs .then bring them all in and have them give a sworn statement ill bet someone will sing.

3/25/2009 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he never actually apologizes. he says he's sorry for the actions of Sanchez. Daley never says he's sorry for anything he's done.

3/25/2009 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about asking his bro John, or the 5th shortshanks bro Mr. D?? they're the one's who organized a HDO and put Sanchez in charge. from being in charge, to being used. The Shortshanks way, The Chicago way. was was RICO at for this testimony that came out a his trial. Fitz it ain't looking right!!

3/25/2009 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Major Blockrounder said...

When is someone going to investigate the police "merit" system as another form of political corruption?

The city is getting three bites of the corrupt promotional apple.

First, the extreme insiders study for the test by looking at the actual test.

Best example: Late 70's Det test.

Second, there is always one, sometimes two, components of the test that can be manipulated to favor the test takers that the people in power want to promote.

Best example: Oral boards.

Third, if all else fails. Make the connected people that have the best phone calls a "merit" promotion.

Best example: Any promotional list.

3/25/2009 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I dislike Mayor Daley.

3/25/2009 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger deputy * DOG said...

Wide receivers hear the foot steps just before catching a pass.

Gee Richard The Lessor might be hearing those black wing tips that the G wear walking down the hallway towards his office.

KNOCK, KNOCK MOTHER-F*CKER!!!!!

3/25/2009 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Mayor did you take your ethics exam for 2009? That shit is to protect the Alderman and higher public officals. It's to screw with the real hard working city people. What about "gifts," and "flights" on small jets that your wife's org. belongs to does that count?

3/25/2009 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chuckie Daley !!

How does it feel to be Da mayer of a major US City, and watch yourself turning into a bigger & bigger CLOWN every day ???????? You're a laughingstock ! The Whole World is Watching as you toss another trusted "Compadre" under the steam roller ! Sooner or later someone will not take the heat for your GREED !!! You're getting close to the END !!!!

ADIOS PENDEJO !!!!!!

3/25/2009 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to comment about someone will sing.....bullshit....in this economy will anybody snitch wats going on with city shit govt..???
NOBODY......WE THE PEOPLE ARE FUCKED.......

3/25/2009 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do u think feds care??? u get wat u vote for....we are fucked...

3/25/2009 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaved: the mystery hire was Angelo Torres. Daley still doesn't know who hired him.

I'd love to know who hired midget HDO bitch from Bridgeport at the airport who tried to drive me out of my job?

3/25/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to pat fitsgerald...too bad you will get a great new job with lots more money with the great job u did with chicago under-lings

3/25/2009 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has no shame at all. Brian Murphy was a hack when he worked as a Deputy Commissioner, and he's an even bigger hack upon his triumphant return to the Dept. as a "Deputy Chief," with his main responsibility being to ensure that all supervisors have completed their required NIMS training.
We are so doomed as a City. It used to be that saying you were a member of CPD impressed other agencies. Now when you're introduced as a member of the CPD to outside agencies they look at you like you have no business in our used-to-be honorable profession.
We've looked unprofessional for the better part of two years now, and it doesn't help things when the public can plainly see that our leadership is about as unprofessional as you can get, and at the top of the payscale, no less!

3/25/2009 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just curious. If Cozzi apologizes, is all forgiven, too?

I suppose that pesky double standard comes into play again, huh?

3/26/2009 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside

No shit. We kind of figured that out. You're so understated today.

3/26/2009 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Shaved: the mystery hire was Angelo Torres. Daley still doesn't know who hired him.

I'd love to know who hired midget HDO bitch from Bridgeport at the airport who tried to drive me out of my job?

3/25/2009 08:31:00 PM

Is that andolino reyes former gofer?

3/26/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Daley can't talk, he has something to say about everything.. dump Daley in the next election.

3/27/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that andolino reyes former gofer?

3/26/2009 11:01:00 AM

Andolino is Mark Fary's wife. He was former Alderman of the 12th Ward. She's Italian ...... in fact the management is heavily Italian. A couple of managers with kraut names are mostly Sicilian.

3/27/2009 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what job from city hall is legit?

just asking.

3/28/2009 09:34:00 AM  

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