Daley Named To Coca-Cola Board of Directors: A Good Reason For Me To Stop Buying Coke! Gimme A Shasta.

Daley Named To Coca-Cola Board of Directors: A Good Reason For Me To Stop Buying Coke! Gimme A Shasta.

Boy, I have to admit that I really do prefer the taste of Coca-Cola to some of those other colas, but, the mere thought of me paying a portion of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s compensation package for being named to the Coca-Cola Board of Directors, which is “effective immediately,” just makes me want to regurgitate a Coke all over the place. Oh well, Shasta and/or RC Cola has always been a good alternative, to Coca-Cola and they are er – even cheaper.

It is kind of curious, though, on how quickly the former mayor has parlayed his years of iron-fisted rule over a mostly deaf, dumb and mute city council into getting paid for what appear to be some juicy paying do nothing positions. Of course, no matter where Daley goes, he will have his hands in some deep pockets who can afford to pay him for whatever he will do for them. But it I suppose it will be worth it to see what other interesting gigs the former mayor will get along the way and how it will eventually benefit his business partner son, Patrick.

Still, there is no reason for me to support any of his new found financial endeavors, either directly or indirectly.

The way I see it – King Richie II has cost Illinoisans a pretty penny already. Especially when it come to that fine print Rahm Emanuel found buried in the parking meter fiasco paperwork.

In the meantime – I think I’ll take a swig of that Shasta I just opened.

Ahhhhhh – Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp!

Mmmmmmm tastes better already.


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  • As far as a directorship being a do nothing position, that is usually correct. At least he is paid here in stock rather than out of the taxpayers' till. I prefer 7-Up products, anyway.

    The thing in the article that stood out, regardless of pay, is that he supposedly has some urban sustainability consulting job, too. Ask people on the South Side, especially the Blacks who fled or were forced out, about that.

  • In reply to jack:

    Jack - good comment, especially on the urban sustainability part.

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