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Cook County Tue Dec 08 2009
From The Capitol Fax blog:
The elder Stroger stuck his neck out for Daley time and time again. I agree that there's a serious debt there that can never be fully repaid, but John Stroger was county board president for quite a while and the son was dragged across the finish line and given every chance to prove himself. He screwed up. Debts only last so long, particularly political debts to somebody who had nothing to do with the original debt and who has so thoroughly screwed up his family's formerly solid name.
Heh! This was in response to a recent Mary Mitchell column that was critical of Mayor Daley in not backing the incumbent Cook County board president.
Can I just say that if I was to ever write a novel, I would write one based on the story of the Stroger family. Both father and son.
The father will be portrayed as a great man, although I know there are many who may not have cared for him as Cook County board president. Then I write about the son with the idea that sometimes greatness can skip a generation.