Lenny Bruce once remarked, “Chicago is so corrupt it’s thrilling...”
After this week's events, there is a perverse sense of certitude that for the Windy City and the Illinois statehouse, the thrill is never gone.
In perusing the latest scandal to emanate from the Land of Lincoln – a moronic sociopath of a Democratic Governor was recently overheard on federal wiretaps chatting about selling President elect Obama’s soon-to-be vacant Senate seat for a million large - it occurred to me that the more things change, the more they stay the same ...particularly in Chicago.
In a region where reform equates to the redirecting of graft from one administration to the next, corruption in Illinois has evolved to being truly bipartisan.
Four of the last eight Illinois governors have gone to prison with the previous chief executive, Republican George Ryan, currently serving a seven year Federal sentence for corruption.
Ryan cut his...