"It was a moment that would kill lesser political careers"

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Steve Rhodes and Angela Caputo discuss Mayor Daley's silence on the closing of city mental health centers:

"People who complained about potholes and flooded sidewalks got the royal treatment, as city officials pulled them aside to take attentive notes about their concerns. The mental health advocates — including patients clearly shaken by the ongoing uncertainty — got the cold shoulder."

Fortunately, the welter of bad press seems to have the city reconsidering.

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