We Can Only Hope
Mayor Daley's decision to blame the media for Oprah Winfrey's career-altering choice to pull the plug on her syndicated talk show after her 25th season is preposterous. But it's also incredibly revealing.
When the mayor said, "You keep kicking people, and people will leave," he just might have been talking about himself. Daley has been on the warpath about the media in recent months -- to the point of aggressively challenging reporters.
Now he's pissed because some people are finally noticing the emperor has no clothes and hasn't had any for twenty-plus years? Get over yourself Shortshanks. Has anyone seen the Tribune advertisements about how they're "keeping an eye" on the political class? If the Tribune and it's ilk had been keeping an eye on Daley for the past twenty years, we wouldn't be in this cesspool we're currently drowning in.
Any halfway decent politician can sweep into the 5th Floor next election. We only hope Shortshanks is giving serious thought to leaving. Maybe even in handcuffs.
Labels: city politics