Yes ladies and gentlemen, the Democrat Machine tyranny of the Daley clan may soon be, at least temporarily, out of the Mayor’s office. After 44 years (over a 53 year span) of someone named Dick Daley running Chicago, the Windy City is now in horrific economic shape, drowning in over 560 million dollars in debt from this year alone. Combine that with empty Union pension funds, a massively understaffed (and protesting) police department, rampant gun violence and an organized gang problem to rival the heyday of the Outfit and we get a pretty good picture of the mess the Daley clan and their cronies have brought down on the city.
But hey, at least he made the parks pretty.
I’ll remember that the next time I get my car’s back window shot out in West Garfield Park.
So the obvious thing to do, now that King Daley II is graciously stepping down (having nothing to do with Pat Fitzgerald and the second Blago trial, I’m sure!), would be to cast out the Chicago Machine as well. That august body which has served the Daleys for half a century desperately needs to be ripped down piece by piece. How do we do that? Why, by electing an outsider to the office!
Enter Rahm Emmanuel.
Today it was announced he will be running for Mayor. Now the Windy City has as the front runner a man who symbolizes everything that is wrong with Chicago politics.