Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who's mulling a bid for mayor, wants U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the high incidence of workers compensation claims filed by city workers whose names were on the clout list kept by Mayor Daley's former patronage director.
"It's hard for me to believe that city patronage workers face a greater risk of on-the-job injury than coal miners, steelworkers, and slaughterhouse butchers,'' Jackson wrote to Fitzgerald on Tuesday. "That tells me that either the city lacks the necessary safeguards to protect staff, or that workers are filing and collecting on false claims." <more>
JJ, what is today's appointees can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude, not political gratitude, that will determine their altitude. (I think I will start paraphrasing your dad's great quotes more often). You see I cast my bread on the waters long ago. Now it's time for you to send it back to me - toasted and buttered on both sides. ;)