Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Daley Makes Durbin Apologize

Michelle Malkin:

Add Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to the list of those who think Senator Dick Durbin should apologize for his comments comparing Gitmo interrogators to Nazis.

And so he did.

(Click on the title for the AP article.)

You see, there are kings and there are kingmakers. The kings are made and (if necessary) unmade by the kingmakers. When the kingmaker tells the king to do something, the king must comply or he will soon be unmade. (Read about the Papacy during the Middle Ages)

The Chicago mayor is following in his father's footsteps by being the most powerful Democratic kingmaker, in the state of Illinois. If you are a Democrat in Illinois and are seeking the governor's office or some national office, you must have Daley's endorsement to have any reasonable chance. This may not be true in House districts far away from Chicago but for the Senate and the House districts in and around Chicago, it is very true.

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