Holy cow, I wrote a book!
reported on a startling discovery in Chicago:
That government jobs go not to those best qualified to
perform them, but rather to those with the best connections.
Who'd-a thunk it?
Shocked by this discovery, the Daley administration
vowed to end it.
The City of Chicago's top lawyer Mara Georges told
incredulous City Hall reporters yesterday
the hiring system will now be completely fair, objective,
and free of political influence.
"City hiring will be on the square, yes."
The Associated Press notes that
"City officials have long denied
that political favoritism or patronage
had anything to do with who got jobs."
The Chicago Sun-Times
captures the sentiment quite succinctly:
Who knew politics as usual in Chicago is against the law?