Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Harold Meyerson - Chicago's Karma - washingtonpost.com


Harold Meyerson - Chicago's Karma - washingtonpost.com: "By Harold Meyerson
Wednesday, December 10, 2008; Page A25

At moments like this, it's worth remembering that Illinois gave us both Abraham Lincoln and Al Capone. Plainly, some sort of karmic balance controls the destiny of that heartland state. For every inspiring leader that Illinois produces, it must also turn out a scoundrel or two -- petty thieves in governmental office, egomaniacal monsters in corporate suites -- who share an indifference to the idea of a public trust.

So when Chicago experienced the rapture of election night in Grant Park last month, any Illinois-ologist could have told you that the state was headed for a fall. Over the past 48 hours came the collapse." Read more.