Thursday, September 16, 2010

Don't Throw Darts

"It has been our purpose all along to have a sort of a periodical potpourri to cover all of this flotsam and jetsam that flies through the media that can get nailed down on a regular, periodic track. So in a sense, that can be interpreted as open sesame, but don't throw darts."
-Chicago Mayor Harold Washington (1922-1987)

We lived in Chicagoland during the Harold Washington era 1983-87. As a spectator sport (from a safe distance) there is nothing more entertaining than Chicago politics. Harold held off a primary challenge from former Mayor Jane Byrne but died in office just into his second term. There are buildings named after Washington in Chicago. That can be interpreted as "open sesame, but don't throw darts."