Friday, August 28, 2009

Hot Comments About Ald. Helen Shiller

I received two excellent comments to "HOT! Helen Shiller Wallows in Lies, Self-Pity," posted last night as a no-punches-pulled analysis of the 46th Ward alderman's insulting "response" to constituents about crime and violence, posted on her own web site. What she wrote was a long and twisted set of lies, half-lies, excuses and an unintentional admission that she is very, very worried about her political future. (That anaylsis is now available free as a PDF. Click to view or download.) Here are those responses: Guy Smiley wrote: Great column and analysis...however I do have one fault:"the riot at Leland and Sheridan on August 13, 2009 did not look "truly diverse" at all - it was 100 percent African-American. That's not an indictment of Black people, it's just an accurate observation."There were guys of Hispanic/Latino descent there as well. Not that it makes it any less horrifying, just an "accurate observation". Take another look. Mike Doyle from Downtown Chicago wrote: That's a stunning analysis of Helen Shiller's blog post. Very well done. I hadn't seen this before I wrote my own line-by-line analysis of Shiller's suboptimal statement on my Chicagosphere blog. Any way you cut it, it's hard not to come away feeling this is one very (and very willfully) checked-out alderman. My own take is here: Note: Mike Doyle's analysis of Shiller's self-pity piece in Chicagosphere is excellent and is a must-read. Mike's own blog, Chicago Carless, is a great blog. Cool Hats & Shirts for Cool Conservatives LEAVE A COMMENT... Chicago News Bench RSS Feed We're on Twitter...