The Daley machine
We live in a great American city, with the last of the great American bosses firmly holding reign. Don’t confuse the political hammerlock of the Democrats with democracy; this is a hereditary monarchy all the way. These malapropian monarchs are cuddly civic CEOs who love their wives, their country, and their city, but not agitators. But don’t let their simpleton personas or cute nicknames like hizzoner or da mare fool you: Boss, and now Son of Boss get things done, and get them done their way.
Best of Chicago 2002