County Corruption Continues
The ever outspoken William Beavers says fellow Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool — in a shocker announcement this week — decided against running for County Board President because he’s a “born loser” who doesn’t have a shot at the top job.
Beavers admits ally and incumbent Todd Stroger has a bit of an uphill battle to retain his seat, but said today he thinks Claypool dropped out because he knew the odds were against him.
In any case, Claypool is rumored to be joining up with some health care consortium that stands to make millions in Obama money, so that means he's been bought off, leaving the field open for some Machine hack to bump off the Toddler.
Can someone remind us again what the purpose is of Cook County government? Their every function is performed somewhere else for less money and without half-a-dozen of Todd's relatives sucking up a six-figure salary.