Monday, April 28, 2014
QUINN ON THE GOVERNOR’S RACE, GIANT PUPPETS, PUTIN, GM, AND HIS NAMESAKE’S HOUSING PLAN
The busyness, if you will, of my schedule combined with the events of the Triduum, ruled out sending you one of these heads-up announcements last week. But I did manage to find the time to write a few things since we last communicated. Most were on local and state politics for the simple reason that writing on these topics sells books. But I did touch on world politics and the car business.
MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL WANT TO BE ILLINOIS GOVERNOR?
I’m not one to complain about editing, but the editor of this piece dropped the “Who” at the beginning of the title, changing its meaning entirely. Be that as it may, the punch line is that Mr. Emanuel may be telling the truth in this instance, and it has little, but not nothing, to do with Mr. Rauner’s ill-advised robocalls.
AND THE GIANT
Yet another attempt by our yuppie mayor to make us a “world class” city. Such grotesqueries make one pine for the days of the old Stock Yards, the aroma of which my father would alternately call “fresh air” or the “smell of money.”
AGREEMENT ON UKRAINE: PUTIN HORNSWOGGLES THE WEST…AGAIN
I often wonder what Mr. Putin thinks, or thought, after meeting with the likes of Barack Obama and George Bush. It had to be something along the lines of “This guy is the leader of the free world? Maybe freedom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”
“PRODUCT INTEGRITY ORGANIZATION”?
NEW GM INDEED!
There is nothing new under the sun…especially in
ILLINOIS GOVERNOR PAT QUINN’S HOUSING PROPOSAL: PINING FOR ’08
Shows what a short memory and an utter lack of understanding of economics can do.
Have a great rest of the week and weekend, everybody.
See my two books, The Chairman, A Novel of Big City Politics and The Chairman’s Challenge, A Continuing Novel of Big City Politics, for further illumination on how things work in Chicago and Illinois politics.