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Thursday, July 9, 2009


There Daley goes again. Defending another one of his city employees caught doing wrong. Following Homero Tristan's resignation, Daley reiterated his earlier comments on the matter, which were merely an echo of comments he previously made about the now convicted Al Sanchez and Robert Sorich. From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Daley said he accepted the resignation of Human Resources Commissioner Homero Tristan because the “honest, hard-working” attorney did not want to become a “distraction” to the city’s efforts to implement a hiring system free of politics.

“He doesn’t want to be in the headlines. . . . He’s a wonderful young lawyer. He has good judgement. And he doesn’t want to be the ping-pong ball,” the mayor said.

“He didn’t do anything illegal . . . It was a minor violation. But he is not a person to say he stymied anything in city government.”

And then, Daley threw in this gem for good measure:
“If I say something, then you say, ‘Mayor Daley is not the reformer. He’s fighting the reformer.’ I’m more of a reformer than anyone else in regards to the peoples’ money in the city of Chicago,” he said.
Yes. He really said that. And it's not the first time. Remember, he is "leading by example" when it comes to open, transparent government.

From now on, I'm going to call him Reformer Man.
Maybe we can get Neil Young to change up the lyrics on his song just a little:
Reformer Man, Reformer Man
You run the show
Remote control
Direct the action
with the push of a button
You're a Reformer Man
Power in your hand
Reformer Man, Reformer Man

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