Mayor Daley's patronage chief is convicted of rigging the city hiring process.
Yeah. In Chicago. Where you can't sell peanuts on the street unless you rent the peanut cart from the alderman's brother-in-law.
I used to tend bar in Chicago, and I saw a lot of it first-hand. We had to get rid of a very reliable and cheap vending machine vendor once when our alderman (city councilman) let us know that his cousin was in the vending machine business. To say nothing of the exhorbitant prices you have to pay for liquor because who you buy it from is not really up to you. And don't even get me started about the local cop on the beat who came in every week for his pay-out. And I won't even mention the linen supply mafia and their connections. So, shit yeah, that stuff still goes on.
It's Chicago, baby, come on. Remind me sometime to tell you about some of my adventures as a judge of election.
You know the best part about this conviction? It's all thanks to the dreamy US Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the fuckin untouchable new Elliot Ness of my heart.
Yeah, that Patrick Fitzgerald, the one prosecuting Scooter Libby in the Plame affair.
His prosecution of corrupt Dems in Daley's administration pretty much kills any charges of partisanship in the Plame affair, eh?
You bet your ass it does.
(thanks to JackJo for the tip)