Michael Scott's Mystery

Michael Scott was a political operative wonder.  The ultimate dealmaker. He was well liked, connected and committed.  He was a prince of a guy and considered the go to guy.  He empowered and mentored people  and brought win-win type  resolve to issues and situations.  He worked all levels, form the brother on the the corner to the corporate president. 

Michael had many friends and we are all in disbelief as the official reports confirm that he committed suicide.  Not so.  Impossible for this extraordinary leader with the gift of bringing people together.  I am convinced that Michael was killed.  The question is why.  Did he know too much about something?  Did the mob issue a hit?  Did a deal go wrong?  His death reads like a gangster hit with a message.  To whom is the question?  
The Michael so many of us knew would not have shot himself in the head in the bowel  of the city down by the river.  He didn't like water.  He was a perfectionist and had too many resources to take his life.  He knew life was precious.  He loved his wife dearly and he adored his children and he wanted to be with them.   He indicated in no way that he was troubled.  He was being investigated and whereas I don't know the detail of the investigation  it seems pretty minor that the President of the Board of Education is investigated for getting  kids in school.  It seems absolutely trivial that for one who has given so much for free is investigated regarding an expense account conducting city business.    Certainly it is not enough to take your life.
Michael recognized life as precious.  He was too resourceful, too vivacious to take his own life.  His legacy is rich as a public servant who gave tireless to the city he loved, to his people and to his community.  He enjoyed challenges. He was beautiful.  He will be missed for his presence, his comfort, his laughter and his leadership.  And indeed at the end of the day if we are satisfied that he did kill himself, we his friends failed him by not being there, as he has been for us.   Michael never would have left us in this mysterious way.   I am thankful for his life and his friendship  as we approach this thanksgiving holiday.  

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  • Personally, he wouldn't have done it. But maybe he was more depressed than anyone realized about the recent illness of his wife & sister.

    But professionally as Daley's Go-To Guy, he was in deep. He knew things Daley would never want out ever. I think of him as a Fixer for Daley & the city of Chicago. He knew where the bodies were buried and with the Feds sniffing around, he didn't want to take any chances. Have you noticed when the Feds seem to get too close, someone always commits suicide??? He had too much information to live. He was at the top of his game, but no room to run, no place to hide . . .

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  • In reply to ApresSki:

    Thanks for your comments. You might be right. We will never really know the real deal because he took it with him.

  • In reply to ApresSki:

    If Micheal's death was a hit, it was directly across from two apartment buildings with a bird's eye view of the spot as well as the modern glass three story townhouses.

    How much debt was he in supporting daley and the olympics? Did he write a million dollar check only to discover that all the land in North Lawndale that was being taken by eminent domain is now not worth as much because the olympics won't be coming?????

    The truth will come out.

  • In reply to BlackSidePress:

    Thanks for writing. Indeed one day the truth will reveal itself. That's why his death is such a mystery.

  • In reply to BlackSidePress:

    Thanks for writing. Indeed one day the truth will reveal itself. That's why his death is such a mystery.

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