This is because they’re all in cahoots, all complicit in the corruption. All afraid he’s singing to save his own ass. If Ed Burke goes down, many of them are going down with him.
“No one represents Chicago’s old-school machine politics — or what’s left of it — more than City Hall’s longest-serving and most powerful alderman, Ed Burke.
But in the wake of federal agents raiding Burke’s City Hall and 14th Ward offices Thursday, the 21 candidates running for Chicago mayor — most of them on a proclaimed platform of reform — had very little to say about one of the most astonishing political developments in the city’s recent memory.
There were no news releases, few tweets and little professed outrage.
That’s because many of the race’s front-runners have some form of exposure, serving alongside Burke in the city’s political hierarchy, or counting him as a friend or mentor. “
This is not limited to Chicago… this can play out over and over and over again in Democrat strongholds from coast to coast. It’s wild… look at the condition of black communities after 50+ years of Democrat Party rule and no massive investigation. Not one black leader is calling for an investigation.
Political silence: Why the federal raid on powerful Ald. Ed Burke has left Chicago mayoral candidates quiet
In the wake of federal agents raiding Ald. Ed Burke’s City Hall and 14th Ward offices Thursday, the 21 candidates running for Chicago mayor had very little to say about one of the most astonishing political developments in the city’s recent memory.