That “jewel” of course is Bill Daley who along with tax cheat Tom Daschle is under consideration to be Obama’s capo in the White House. John Kass who knows that ‘Rahm Emanuel is a Daley guy, not a Clinton guy’ (Bill and Hillary pushed Rahm into the basement when it was necessary and know to “keep your friends close, your enemies closer”), and that there are a lot of moving chess pieces in any political game. has some wry observations about Billy Daley:
“He’s a big-shot banker at JPMorgan Chase, and the bank is a major creditor in the Tribune Co. bankruptcy.
Once this newspaper emerges from bankruptcy, Daley’s bank will be a major stockholder. [snip]
Clearly, Bill needs another vocation, and I’m all for him running the White House. I’m almost as excited as I was a few years ago, when Obama selected another Daley machine guy, Rahm Emanuel, to become his first chief of staff.
Before the Rahmfather was tapped by Obama, there was far too much emotional oozing from the media. The media was so enraptured about Obama’s promise to “transcend the broken politics of the past,” that they forgot he was a Chicago politician. Instead, they wiggled like excited puppies and left many wet spots on the carpet.
The Emanuel appointment was the first honest indicator that the Obama White House had a new Washington address:
1600 Chicago Way. [snip]
To the Daleys, the political center is Chicago, their ancestral land.
So Billy goes out to Washington to run Barack’s government, and Rahm — the guy Billy’s been supporting for mayor — slides in to run Chicago for Billy’s brother, Mayor Richard Daley.
I asked a Chicago alderman about this when I bumped into him on Tuesday.
“I was talking to my wife about it, and we were saying, is this some kind of plan?” said the alderman. “Rahm runs the city. Billy runs the White House. I mean, really.”‘
“I mean really.” Birds of a feather and all that. No wonder there will be a crime show in February called “The Chicago Code“.
"V"? Didn't watch it. I watch online. And ABC's back to screwing people over. So I won't talk about the show. If ABC wants to get off their fat ass and put it up for streaming at their site or HULU, I'll write about it.
"No Ordinary Family" was also last night. Thankfully, the daughter -- who had her memories wiped -- got them all back except the wiping and why she was wiped.
The parents met a couple and wanted to be friends with them. The woman was on 24 last year and she was great there. She was good here as well. She was married to Rick Schroeder who looks like my grandfather. He's so far from "Silver Spoons" these days. I couldn't believe how old he looked.
So there was an art thief in town and Jim was convinced that Ricky was the bad guy. He encountered the bad guy early on and said he was "like an evil James Bond." All these gadgets. But it turns out that Jim was wrong. It was Rick's wife. And Stephanie almost got killed trying to get the woman to do the right thing.
The couple has two kids. I'm not sure if we've seen the last of the family or not. I could take them some more (especially the wife who is handcuffed in the hospital -- she got shot and she's under arrest for being an art thief). But I really felt like it was Katie's episode.
We found out Katie was a virgin.
So you know what happens, right?
She sleeps with "Will" and, right after, finds Stephanie's journal (which Stephanie asked her about in their first scene together this episode so she knew it had been stolen).
So the episode ended with Katie freaking out in her darkened bedroom.
It was a good episode and you can got ABC or Hulu to stream it.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"