The Most Entertaining Thing You'll Read in the National Media About Our Backwater Mayoral Race

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Matt Yglesias, writing in the #slatepitches school of absurdist contrarianism:

With Richard Daley apparently ready to relinquish his long-held post of Mayor of Chicago, it’s worth reflecting on the slight oddness of the American idea that the next Mayor of Chicago should be some other politician who happens to be from Chicago rather than some other mayor who’s done a good job.

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