That “jewel” of course is Bill Daley who along with tax cheat Tom Daschle is under consideration to be Obama’s capo in the White House. John Kass who knows that ‘Rahm Emanuel is a Daley guy, not a Clinton guy’ (Bill and Hillary pushed Rahm into the basement when it was necessary and know to “keep your friends close, your enemies closer”), and that there are a lot of moving chess pieces in any political game. has some wry observations about Billy Daley:
“He’s a big-shot banker at JPMorgan Chase, and the bank is a major creditor in the Tribune Co. bankruptcy.
Once this newspaper emerges from bankruptcy, Daley’s bank will be a major stockholder. [snip]
Clearly, Bill needs another vocation, and I’m all for him running the White House. I’m almost as excited as I was a few years ago, when Obama selected another Daley machine guy, Rahm Emanuel, to become his first chief of staff.
Before the Rahmfather was tapped by Obama, there was far too much emotional oozing from the media. The media was so enraptured about Obama’s promise to “transcend the broken politics of the past,” that they forgot he was a Chicago politician. Instead, they wiggled like excited puppies and left many wet spots on the carpet.
The Emanuel appointment was the first honest indicator that the Obama White House had a new Washington address:
1600 Chicago Way. [snip]
To the Daleys, the political center is Chicago, their ancestral land.
So Billy goes out to Washington to run Barack’s government, and Rahm — the guy Billy’s been supporting for mayor — slides in to run Chicago for Billy’s brother, Mayor Richard Daley.
I asked a Chicago alderman about this when I bumped into him on Tuesday.
“I was talking to my wife about it, and we were saying, is this some kind of plan?” said the alderman. “Rahm runs the city. Billy runs the White House. I mean, really.”‘
“I mean really.” Birds of a feather and all that. No wonder there will be a crime show in February called “The Chicago Code“.
I really want to see the Cult of St. Barack take accountability but that's obviously not going to happen.
Look at the way Bill Fletcher and Tom Hayden freaked out when they were greeted with just the mildest of reproaches.
They'll never take accountability and, when Barack's out of office, they'll spend for ever justifying all the lousy things Barack has done.
We need a real movement and, I'm telling you, it can't start until there is accountability.
Those who won't take accountability will have to discover that accountability can be imposed -- can be and will be.
Until that takes place, there's not going to be any protesting or demonstrations of any great number.
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