A Chicago Tribune article “Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan” [Friday 18 May] says “ the patriarch of the Chicago Cubs' ownership team had been offered a plan for using a super PAC to run racially tinged attack ads that linked PresidentBarack Obama to his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.” This is followed by [Obama's former White House chief of staff] Mayor Rahm Emanuel's reaction - furious. "I don't think that's fitting in a campaign of any nature... You can have disagreements without being disagreeable... America is too great a country with too great a future with the content they are talking about...And it's insulting to the president, it's insulting to the country."
If a Mormon lay priesthood leader had said the same things Rev Wright said [“America's chickens had come home to roots” etc.] and Mitt Romney had attended that leader's meetings for 20 years, and a prominent Democrat had come up with the same, religiously tinged scheme, would the Mayor have the same reaction?
I've lived in Detroit, St Louis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh PA, Marblehead MA. Worked as tech rep in Southern CA, Bay area, NYC, I've been to Europe a dozen times (Ireland, UK, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Belgium.
Favorite restaurants are Gene & Georgetti's in Chicago, Roma Cafe in Detroit, Frankie and Johnie's in NYC, Rigazzi's on the hill in St. Louis (Also Charlie Gitto's, was Angelo's when I went there.)
For about a year I had small offices in Clayton MO, in the Country Club Plaza in KC. I rode a ten-speed bike around Lake Michigan (The bottom half in one week in June 1978, another week for the top half in 1980, used the Badger both times.
Don't get to travel much anymore, but still try to rent a car and go around the Lake in March every year. Sure, there's still snow, and it's not warm, OTOH there are no bugs and no toursts. Greatest little tavern in the world is Sherry's Port Bar in Garden UP MI