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By Mike Royko

This is often the tale of the past due Richard J. Daley, baby-kisser and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious early life on Chicago's South part via his quick climb to the seat of strength as mayor and boss of the Democratic get together computing device. A bare-all account of Daley's cardinal sins in addition to his milestone achievements, this scathing paintings via Chicago journalist Mike Royko brings to existence the main strong political determine of his time: his laissez-faire coverage towards corruption, his special model of public family, and the common impression that earned him the epithet of "king maker." The baby-kisser, the desktop, the city—Royko finds all with witty perception and unwavering honesty, during this impressive portrait of the final of the backroom Caesars. This new version comprises an advent within which the writer displays on Daley's loss of life and the way forward for Chicago.

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Era un caballero en ese sentido, porque tenía experiencia, había observado y analizado los acontecimientos. No era que inven­ tara de pronto ese modo de proceder, sino que fue resultado de la reflexión acerca de lo vivido. Y, además, mucho de aque­ llo lo aprendí gradualmente. ¿Quién me enseñó cuando llegué a la Universidad? El tipo de política, cómo hacer, cómo ganar el apoyo de la gente, la voluntad de la gente; es una mezcla de factores políticos, psicológicos. A la gente le gusta que cuen­ ten con ella, a la gente le agrada que le pidan apoyo.

Mi carro estaba sin pagar todavía, la casa siempre endeu­ dada; le debía al dueño del inmueble, al de la carnicería, al de la bodega, al de la gasolinera, pero todo el mundo confiaba más o menos en que tendría posibilidad de pagar, y al mismo tiempo me veían luchando y con problemas y dificultades. También mis gastos aumentaron con motivo de la hora de radio que debía pagar mensualmente. No duró mucho tiempo, pero eran como 200 pesos mensuales. Cuando empecé había que pagar aquellos 15 minutos.

Estaban todos los periódicos, todas las estaciones de radio. Cubrían la noticia las 24 horas. ¿Qué ocurrió cuando las estaciones estaban en el aire todo aquel tiempo? Las grandes cadenas de radio buscaban gente para que hablaran, entonces, no había quién lo hiciera, y creo que ha­ blé 12 o 15 veces por las cadenas nacionales. Me di cuenta de la im­ portancia que tenían CMQ, CMKC y las demás estaciones de radio. No existían las de televisión. Pronuncié discursos diferentes, breves; arengas contra el go­ bierno, culpándolo de la muerte de Chibás, de la corrupción.

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