Monday, April 28, 2014
QUINN ON PRECKWINKLE VS. EMANUEL, TRIPLE J, JEB BUSH, AND THE PENSION BILL
I took a hiatus from writing last week; I was just too busy to write and was harboring a few doubts about the whole point of the exercise. But I was at a party last Saturday night and talked to several people whom I hadn’t seen in a while who told me how much they enjoyed my posts and asked me to assure them that I wouldn’t quit. No coincidences, as they say, but I digress.
At any rate, I found some time this week to write a few posts. Almost all my musings this week were on Chicago politics; I did that because it seems like my writing on the politics of my hometown for Rant Lifestyle, a site about which I still have my misgivings, seems to sell my books…if an uptick in sales since writing for Rant is any evidence.
MAYOR’S RACE: TONI, TONI, PLEASE BACK DOWN, YOU’LL NEVER
BEAT RAHM IN THIS TOWN
Some of Toni Preckwinkle’s fans are delusional, but I hope she isn’t. And I think I came up with a new expression for the political situation in
Rahmana. Pretty good, eh?
TAKE IT TO THE BANK:
MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL WILL GET HIS TAX
INCREASE… AND MAYBE HIS CASINO
Those who say that this whole pension bill is a stalking horse for a casino may be partially right, but property taxes are going up in
JEB BUSH IN 2016: MOTHER KNOWS BEST
Yes, I know the Wall Street Journal editorial page has gone into the tank for this guy, but the GOP can’t be that suicidal. Or can it?
JESSE JACKSON JR. GOES TO A NICER JAIL: “THAT’S (NOT) THE SOUND OF THE MEN WORKING ON THE…CHAIN GANG…”
Once the glare of publicity faded, Triple J got to go to the federal housing he wanted all along. So it goes. But couldn’t the
family have come up with a story that wasn’t quite so insulting to our
Have a great weekend, everybody. Blessed Holy Week and Passover.
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.