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The [Monday] Papers

Governor Gumby is now Governor Squeezy.

And a python is the official state joke.

In The Governor Goes Squeezy.

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On the other hand, if the goal was to get every reporter and politico in the state to watch a 3:44 video about pensions, mission accomplished.

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I sure hope someone is filing a FOIA as we speak asking for every document relating to Squeezy so we can see just who is responsible for this debacle. Did anyone try to stop this? Abdon?

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BREAKING: Rahm preparing response video: Smelly, The Dead Fish.

Plea Beat
"Joseph Moreno, ex-county commissioner, in plea talks in bribery case, lawyer says."

That's news? Tell me who isn't in plea talks around here.

The Poop On Groupon
"Groupon Inc. opened its first concept store in Hong Kong as the company continues its efforts to broaden beyond its daily deals website," Crain's reports.

Too easy.

Inspector Rejectors
"Chicago aldermen are accusing their handpicked inspector general of overstepping his limited authority - and going fishing - with a demand for time sheets for all full- and part-time City Council employees dating back to November 2010," the Sun-Times reports.

"The surprise request from Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan - whose annual budget was recently increased to $354,000 - stunned and infuriated aldermen, some of whom are talking about clipping Khan's wings or eliminating his position altogether."

The last thing we want our handpicked inspector general doing is inspecting things!

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"Some aldermen are so incensed about the time-sheet request that they've confronted Khan and demanded an explanation."

Geez, it's not like he asked for your TPS reports.

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"Others are going through the motions to comply with his request."

I thought going through the motions in Chicago meant not complying with such requests.

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"Even more have chosen to ignore it and dare Khan to use his subpoena powers if he thinks he has a case to justify a subpoena."

Ed Burke went so far as to double-dog dare him.

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"This is beyond the scope of his authority," Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) told the Sun-Times. "He's overstepping his bounds. He's going too far. This is not what he was placed there to do."

Whatever it is he's looking for, we didn't place him there to find it!

"A lot of aldermen are upset or at least confused about what he's trying to do."

They thought he understood he was a ghost payroller.

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"Sawyer noted that a $94,000 amendment to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2013 budget increased Khan's annual budget to $354,000 a year. That's $294,000 a year more than originally anticipated."

The last thing he's supposed to spend that money on is investigating aldermen!

CTA's Skinniest Escalator Ever
Racist to fat people.

On The 36th Day Before The 12 Days Of Christmas
In QT.

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Pretty good weekend.

Tony's Picks
We predict he takes the 49ers.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Squeezy.



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Posted on November 19, 2012


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