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Mayor Daley Doesn't Do Irony

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 5, 2008 4:48PM

2008_01_Daley_Obama.jpgWe had a nice spit take while drinking our morning coffee and reading the front-page headline of the Sun-Times. The headline accompanying Fran Spielman's story about His Elective Majesty's advice to Senator Barack Obama in the wake of his win in the Iowa Caucuses was to "always be the underdog."

"He's the underdog. He has to be always the underdog. ... Even though he won this, he still is the underdog. That's a great position to be in. ... In your own eyes, you have to feel like you're always the underdog," Daley said.

That's right, readers. The onetime scion and current undisputed leader of a long-time local political dynasty told Obama (whose chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, also helped elect Daley) that he should campaign as though he still views himself as an underdog. It looks like today's term of the day at Chicagoist is shaping up to be "brazen chutzpah."

It's moments like this where we feel blessed to live in a city where our elected leaders have no internal editing between the sentences formed in their minds and what comes out of their mouths.

Image credit: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP.