So I understand that our unwanted and tried to be run out of town U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois has indicted Old Man Beavers. The feds are usually pretty good about putting their case together and have a 85-90% conviction rate. So it’s safe to say that the Hog of Cook County is going to join the long list of Chicago (specifically and Illinois generally) politicians who in the end do time. Way to make us proud.
But has anyone asked where Lisa Madigan was when all this was going down? Isn’t this corrupt political number six or seven for the U.S. Attorney? How many politicians has Ms. Madigan prosecuted? Exactly NONE.
Well ain’t that something.
Talk about passing the buck:
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, an old-school Chicago politician who likes to call himself “The Hog With the Big Nuts,” has been indicted on federal tax charges. …
But Beavers, 77, called the indictment “horse s— I’m not worried about.”
He said the feds only indicted him because he refused to wear a wire on fellow Commissioner John Daley, the brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley and of former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley.
What?! Assuming this is true, isn’t this just about the last thing you want to say? How does this help Beavers or Daley? It doesn’t.
Can you imagine some knuckle-dragging bent nose Tony Soprano wanna’be getting indicted and walking out of booking shouting, “They wanted me to wear a wire on Tony.” Now what you’ve done is tie the two of you together and make both of you look guilty of somethin’.
Looks like Daley certainly took it that way:
John Daley said he was surprised at what he characterized Beavers’ attempt to change the story.
“I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Daley said.
He said Beavers never approached him to say that any federal agents had asked Beavers to wear a wire on him. Looking at the indictment against Beavers, Daley said: “It’s pretty obvious what this is about, and this has nothing to do with me.
via Chicago Sun-Times.
Yes, yes. Of course John. This has nothing to do with you.