Skip to comments.Greene: Will Chicago ever be ready for reform?
Posted on 12/13/2008 4:52:19 PM PST by Thebaddog
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- These days, you have to wonder whether Barack Obama would like to retract those two words he ad-libbed at the very beginning of his victory speech in Grant Park -- the two words that didn't appear in his prepared text.
Those two words seemed so innocuous at the time:
This week it would be hard to blame him if he is counting down the seconds until he can say goodbye to Chicago. "Change We Can Believe In" was an inspiring and highly successful campaign slogan, but this is a city that, in the ways that really count, never changes, and a man can grow old and embittered waiting for it to.
The legal and political questions whirling around the governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, will play themselves out in time. The nation, most of whose citizens had never heard his name before this week, will eventually turn its attention to other news stories.
Don't Miss Greene: Scandal kills Chicago's Obama buzz Commentary: What was Blagojevich thinking? More Bob Greene There are those who are predicting that this time around, the city will undergo a profound transformation. That the old quotation attributed to the late Alderman Paddy Bauler -- "Chicago ain't rea
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Where can I apply for Greene’s old job?
I doubt it. No more cows left to kick the lantern over, which is about what it would take now...
No, they're not. They know that Patrick Fitzgerald waited until after the election, because if anything had blown up Obama's chances for election would have been adversely affected. And now Fitzgerald gets to "lose" all those other problems Gov Rod had, that could have gotten him arrested in June of this year, if the prosecutor was an honest person instead of another politician rehearsing for his own campaigns.
Nope. He screwed Scooter Libby on an underlying process crime, and by his inartful timing, let Barry off the hook (embarrassment prior to Nov 4). Any bets that NO ONE on Barry's team is tagged with a process crime? I could be wrong, but I think the odds are in my favor.
Bob was forced out of the Tribune because of some rather questionable behavior with a high school girl.
Then why did he relocate the DNC to Chicago.
And Fitz is in no way a knight in shining armor. He "gets" the people he is allowed to get.
Not as long the mafioso’s are still there running the city and the state and the unions.....Right , Barry?
More than one. He had a reputation for being a lizard. But it was about his wife that it was a most horrid scandal. She might have been ill back in Ohio while he was doing the tourist girls.
Hah, maybe that’s why he wants to move into the Blair House a couple of weeks early.
Ha ha. Loser.
You're not wrong.
The question is miserly in it’s scope. The problem isn’t limited to Chicago - it’s the whole state of Illinois.
In this case there is no Purvis to pick up the pieces.
Inasmuch as there's a cottage industry on Dillinger and Dillinger related people and events, I just now went looking to see if there was anything new, and lo and behold, in this mostly Chicago based drama, there's a Janice Jarrett who was going to be married to Purvis.
There's a Valerie Jarrett involved in the Obama/Blogo scandal. See: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/gangsters_outlaws/outlaws/dillinger/13.html
No, it isn’t. All of Illinois pays for Chicago’s crimes, though.