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"Council Wars" was hilarious

by Jack @, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 15:43 @ DEM
edited by Jack, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 15:53

Someone also once said Harold Washington would never use a one syllable word when a four syllable word would do.

His favorite adjective for Fast Eddie Vrdolyak was "scurrilous".

There was also Ald. Bernard Stone, who called then Ald. Luis Gutierrez "you little pipsqueak" on the council floor.

That engendered a cartoon in one of the Hispanic papers (supporting Gutierrez's opponent, Ald. Juan Soliz) where Stone yells at Gutierrez "You little pipsqueak, the only congressional seat you'll ever see is if Dan Rostenkowski sits on your face!"

Ah, Chicago politics back then. So much like the White House now.


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