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The [Wednesday] Papers

Taking a stroll through the news.

1. Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri joined the rest of Official Chicago on Tuesday in lowering the bar for police performance in these parts when police chief Garry McCarthy stopped by to be honored for leading a veritable battalion against a handful of scraggly, unarmed protestors who got a little pushy at the end of their anti-NATO march last month.

"Congratulations superintendent," Silvestri said. "I saw you on the mountain on, uh, I think it was Michigan Avenue at one point. There was a mound and you were standing there, and it kind of reminded me of George Washington. All you needed was a horse and a sword."

Um, under that scenario wouldn't Washington have been leading the, uh, revolutionaries angry about their imperial, war-making taxmasters?

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McCarthy undoubtedly will not be asked back to talk about this.

2. "A man exposed himself Monday at the Southwest Side ward office of Ald. Marty Quinn (13th), officials said," the Sun-Times reports.

"The man dropped his pants at the government building in the 6500 block of South Pulaski, police said."

Accepting punch lines all day.

3. Cheeseheads.

4. Barack Obama once promised to walk any picket line where the right to collectively bargain was threatened, but he didn't even set foot in Wisconsin during the recall campaign - though he had time to fundraise in nearby Chicago.

What else Obama was doing while Wisconsin was up for grabs:

* Sarah Jessica Parker Opens Home For Obama Fundraiser

* Obama Gives Bon Jovi A Ride On Air Force One

* President Obama, Bill Clinton Speak at 'Barack On Broadway' Fundraiser

And now he's off to Beverly Hills.

Maybe he'll read last week's jobs report on the plane.

5. "Morgan Stanley unlawfully executed, processed, and reported numerous off-exchange futures trades to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade," Here Is The City reports.

But pot smokers are the ones we send to prison.

Memo to McCarthy and Silvestri:

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See also: Obama's Pot Reform Goes Up In Smoke.

6. Just hours after her husband sorted through his baseball cards.

7. Dissecting Obama's Drone Death Standards.

8. Damn Right, We've Still Got The Blues.

9. Duck Trouble In Sky Blue Waters.

10. Call-Ups Maybe.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: We know it's crazy.



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Posted on June 6, 2012


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