This is from late last week but still the strange inappropriateness of Mayor Daley having anything to say about Meeks calling some other African American officials "house n-s" -- and the papers' willingness to make that a story -- is pretty amazing.
Epithet fuels Daley,
Meeks war of words Tribune
State Sen. James Meeks,
viewed by some as a potential mayoral candidate, has been a persistent critic
of Mayor Richard Daley. But on Thursday, it was Daley's turn to criticize as he
angrily took Meeks to task for the senator's use of a racially offensive word.
Daley mocks Meeks
over n-word Sun Times
mocked state Sen. James Meeks, a minister and possible mayoral challenger, on
Thursday for swearing off use of the n-word after Meeks used it in a broadcast
If Daley weren't white, and wasn't in a political fight with Meeks, and if the slur didn't involve the Mayor's alleged control over alderman, then maybe he'd have some legitimacy on this issue that would warrant a story. But that's a lot of ifs.
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