Biting the Hand That Feeds
How could a mayor whose administration has been besieged by the Hired Truck, city hiring and minority contracting scandals claim with a straight face that a West Side alderman's guilty plea "broke the camel's back" on the corruption front?
How could Daley put aldermen on the hot seat without acknowledging his own pivotal role in elevating convicted Ald. Isaac Carothers (29th) to a position of power?
Trouble is, while the garbage is being picked up semi regularly, the buses aren't on time any more, the bills and fees are piling up, the jobs are disappearing along with the parking spaces and by golly, the police just aren't kicking the gangbangers' asses like they used to. Heck, we don't even see the police as much as we used to - it's almost like there aren't nearly as many of them around anymore.
Ald. Howard Brookins (21st) said Daley has used a bogus argument to try to "box us in on the P.R. side" with aldermanic elections fast approaching.
"It just seems weird to me that corruption with respect to jobs, contracts and influence happens on the executive side, yet the aldermen get blamed for it as though we're the ones who are corrupt,," Brookins said.
You abet the corruption. Stop whining when you get painted with the brush Daley is wielding - you gave it to him.
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