Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Daley In Beijing: Let's Hope He Stays

Boss Tweed Mayor Daley is now in Beijing studying the $7.7 billion subway system in his quest to find out what makes an Olympic city tick.

I especially liked how the article described him as being in "the bowels of the city." He must have felt right at home there. Apparently, he's being treated like a "rock star." Sadly, that rock star doesn't appear to be Jim Morrison or Jimi Hendrix.

A month's salary says he'll come back here and start demanding expensive upgrades to the CTA system, which will naturally fall on our taxpaying backs.

The upside to all this is that if we go through all this trouble and expense and put ourselves in the poorhouse, and Chicago doesn't get the Olympics, he and his mottled, purple face will get bundled out of town faster than Baby Doc Duvalier.

It's too bad they can't decide BEFORE we throw ourselves into hock.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought all Chicagoans loved the Daley family. I remember his Dad how charasmatic he was and how he got elected year after year. How the Hell he got those people in the cemetary to vote I'll never understand. He seemed to have a lot of support. Just what is a political machine? Maybe while in Peking (up yours Chairman Mao) he'll pick up a new form of government: instead of by the people and for the people it will be to the people and at the people. ed

5:56 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

That's the image he likes to portray. But he's been Mayor for so long that he now thumbs his nose at the concerns of the citizens, or, at best, holds a press conference where he hems and haws, denies and makes ridiculous excuses that would insult the intelligence of Paris Hilton.

But he's a crook and a creep, and always gets his way by underhanded means.

11:53 PM  
Blogger American Girl said...

I'd kill for Daley to run Toronto. The mayor here has no power and has to ask the province for every effing nickel. Then the province declines because if they give too much to Toronto, the breadwinner of the fucking country, it wouldn't be fair to the rest of the province, eh.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

And I'd kill for you to have him. With our compliments.

9:54 AM  
Blogger American Girl said...

Send him on up. The provincial government could use some shaking down.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

As long as he doesn't shake you guys down in the process!! :-)

12:21 PM  

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