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More Disturbing Goodbyes for Daley

By Chuck Sudo in News on May 6, 2011 6:20PM

The Smithe brothers from Walter E. Smithe Furniture released this farewell video to Mayor Daley. If you thought the members of City Council were tripping over themselves Wednesday to give MayDay Hosannas en route to life as a private citizen, get a load of this, featuring various Chicago Bears, George Wendt, butter porn queen Paula Deen and various journalists saying goodbye.

This video reminds us of three things:

  1. George W. Bush and Daley were pretty tight.
  2. Daley is probably being given some kudos he hasn't earned.
  3. The journalists who participated in this circle jerk should have erred on the side of objectivity and not done this. Time was when all the deference outgoing presidents received from White House Press pool reporters like Helen Thomas was a simple "Thank You." Now we have Bob Sirott saying "you'll be back," Allison Rosati congratulating Daley for traveling around the world and Bill Kurtis calling him "the best mayor in the best American city."

Only one more week, folks.