Sunday, February 08, 2009

Translation: Go Cover Springfield, Not Me!

WSJ interviews Chicago Mayor Richard Daley:

Mr. Daley notes that Mr. Blagojevich's wounds were partly politically self-inflicted, because of his lack of political allies and his inability to get along with the state General Assembly. He also points out a structural problem, one Illinois has in common with other states. Springfield, like most capitals, is out of the state's major media market so the media never cover it. "You're in Springfield, you're in Albany. They never cover things like that... so there really aren't watchdogs anymore."