"What we need right now is a leader," Michelle Obama says, citing Obama's eight years under the thumb of Emil Jones as leadership beyond that of anything - as Lynn Sweet points out - that, oh, Bill Richardson showed as U.S. Secretary of Energy, ambassador to the United Nations, a staffer on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 14 years in Congress, and governor of New Mexico.Obama video at Rogers Park Bench.
Backyard Conservative on the economic realities of 1976. The year I started looking for that first real job too.
It's My Mind links a story on Chicago's Black Political Families.
A Todd Stroger blog!
Finally, a comment by Third Generation Chicago Native over at Rogers Park Rake on why Todd Stroger (sadly) will be a gift to Illinois bloggers.