The [Thursday] Papers
At first I was angry about the governor's proposal to raise revenue by putting speed cameras on interstates. Then I remembered that the governor's proposals tend to have a shelf life of one news cycle, so I don't think we have too much to worry about.
"The idea is in its infancy with no budget and no timetable."
At The Fair
And in case you missed it, While Daley's Away is pretty funny too.
"'Never,' declared Adam, fresh from his successful defense of singer R. Kelly. 'She's a stand-up woman with a stand-up counsel.'
"Meaning no disrespect to Adam, who is hardly alone in the usage, but is there another city in America where being a 'stand-up' person means they won't give information to law enforcement authorities concerning criminal activities about which they have personal knowledge?"
"Troutman's surprise guilty plea came just months after her reputed onetime boyfriend, Donnell 'Scandalous' Jehan, surrendered after four years on the lam," the Sun-Times reports. "Jehan reputedly is a high-ranking gang member charged in a drug conspiracy."
If the mayor was in town, I would ask him this:
1. Should Jehan cooperate with authorities or be a stand-up guy?
2. He should cooperate? Well, should Troutman cooperate then?
3. And what about Robert Sorich?
4. Who hired Angelo Torres?
Wouldn't it be interesting if Daley cooperated with authorities? Really, what if he told them - and us - everything he knows?
* Arenda Troutman: A Beachwood Primer.
* "Troutman actually had the gall to (allegedly) accept a bribe to develop a property that wasn't even in her ward."
"The higher price tags in the Boston event were reflected down the line: dinner and the 'photo line' were $28,000 per couple or $15,000 a seat."
Next time Wrigleyville signs a deal with Tribune Company, they should make sure there isn't cork in the pens.
Fills niche where city council used to exist.
The Wimp Factor
"Asbahi, an associate at Schiff Hardin, e-mailed the campaign Monday, before the story was published, saying he was quitting the volunteer position in order to not become a distraction.
"'In 2000, I agreed to serve as a member of the board of trustees of the Dow Jones Islamic Index Fund. I served on that board for only a few weeks before resigning as soon as I became aware of public allegations against another member of the board.'"
If that's really all there is to it, Obama should have been a man and stood by Asbahi while proclaiming that his vision of a higher form of politics in America means acting like adults. Maybe he was too busy looking for his flag pin.
The Soriano Spill
The Beachwood Tip Line: Power up.
Posted on August 7, 2008
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