As Entertaining as it Gets

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Chicago Tonight is on a roll. It’s easy when it’s this time of the year. Alderman make for good local TV. Take for instance, the debate last night for the candidates of the 20th ward. That’s Alderman Troutman for those keeping score. Troutman was the one they just busted for taking a bribe from a developer. She said it was a set-up and that the white powdery substance they found was fiber powder cause she’s irregular. How can you go wrong putting this woman on TV? More after the jump.

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Chicago Tonight is on a roll. It’s easy when it’s this time of the year. Alderman make for good local TV. Take for instance, the debate last night for the candidates of the 20th ward. That’s Alderman Troutman for those keeping score. Troutman was the one they just busted for taking a bribe from a developer. She said it was a set-up and that the white powdery substance they found was fiber powder cause she’s irregular. How can you go wrong putting this woman on TV? More after the jump.


She debated her opponents on Chicago Tonight and poor Carol Marin had to moderate what became a spin-zone wrapped so tight that the nouns and verbs switched places. I will say though that as iit was easy to mock, the ward holds a bit of power. That’s Washington Park area, the same park where they want to build a huge intrusive Olympic Stadium for the 2016 Olympics. If the 20th ward wants to, it can cause a super headache for the mayor. Especially if the labor backed opponent to the federally investigated incumbent wins. They will not be friends with the Mayor and they will be looking to return the favor of embarrasment (that’s why Big Box is big news) that the Mayor gave labor.

How humiliating would it be for Mayor Daley to have the Olympics and the world watching and to have flair ups. Flair ups of the most segregated city in the world kind. Now this is waaaay speculation on the part of this comedy blogger with no authory, but that is a negotiation point if I ever heard one before, right? And then you throw in that the woman is crazy (I don’t need endorsements, I’m endorsed by the people), the challenger who is half-cracking under the lights of Chicago Tonight and some third candidate dentist who wastes time every minute he talks. It was great local TV.

One final note: Doesn’t Chicago Tonight’s set kind of look like a Sunday morning christian church talk show? Like Church Chat on SNL. Lose the stained glass guys. Keep the Sting, lose the stained glass.

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