All Daley's Fault
Remember, the Tribune isn't carry water for Rahm (paywall warning):
- Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll.
At the same time, a strong majority of those surveyed continue to believe the city is about the same or worse off under Mayor Rahm Emanuel than it was when Daley ran City Hall.
Daley remained a popular mayor for much of his record 22 years leading the city. But his popularity fell during his last term, in part because of dissatisfaction with a controversial lease of the city's parking meters. Since Daley left office, criticism of his financial stewardship has only grown.
The Trib and the Times were kind of quiet during Shortshanks' days of heavy spending. Seldom a discouraging word was spoken. But now that Rahm is in trouble, they can't wait to blame Daley for years of mismanagement. But if they had been doing that through the 1990's and 2000's, maybe Chicago wouldn't be on the verge of default.
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