Monday, December 18, 2006

"...Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days..."

So, as I was doing background research in preparation for the big casino announcement,* I came across this article in the Trib's "Whispers" .

Council President Doug Shields, O'Connor's top aide when the late mayor served on City Council, reportedly has all but decided to run for controller.

And if that happens, O'Connor's youngest son, Corey O'Connor, already has indicated he would seek the council seat his father once held.
Now, I had heard the Coery O'Connor rumor before, but this is the first time I've heard it from a reputable media source, or even the Tribune-Review.

Now I mean no offense... well... actually I mean a lot of offense, but seriously, does Corey really have any qualifications for the Fifth Council District seat other than being his father's son? I'm sure that you can learn a lot at your father's knee, but c'mon! Is the 5th district devoid of nebbish Jews, aging hippies, pretentious BoBos, or Public Works employees that could run for the seat? Is they really that desperate that they would merely elect the scion of a politician on name alone?

Or should I ask the Flahertys, the DeFazios, the Ravenstahls, and the Wagners?

* Official Motto: Worst Policy Decision since Napoleon thought Moscow would make a teriffic winter home.


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