Aldermen allowed themselves to be cast as worried more about the feelings of silly geese than about the feelings of poor blacks and Latinos who need jobs and a decent place to shop. Daley hungrily capitalized on their mistake."After foie gras, this became the laughingstock of the nation," the mayor told reporters. "That is ridiculous. It is the funniest law they ever passed. Then of course they pass the [aldermanic] pay raise and then they did this ... and made us the laughingstock of the country."
He could have vetoed the foie gras and other ridiculousness. But he didn't. He used them for bait.
15 September 2006
Alderman Get Owned by Richard Daley
Another day in the big city. It's like the Meigs Field episode all over again.