Boss Madigan told us not to worry, that it was all OK, and the message went out: Forget it. What's amazing is that he was obeyed. And Lisa, as the top law enforcement officer in the state, hasn't been pressured to investigate.
Has she investigated anything that smells like corruption? Or do we let her skip all that because it's so icky and her daddy is boss and he's going to make her governor anyway, so why bother?
Many of you know that I've been a critic of the politics of the Daley family. What went on at City Hall deserved criticism. Chicago can't afford to hire cops.
But what's fair is fair. So just for the sake of argument, let's say one Daley brother has been House speaker and Democratic political boss for three decades. And let's say another Daley brother was state attorney general, thinking of running for governor, just as the SEC declared fraud.
Do you think the Daleys would catch a break the way the Madigans are getting a media break?
Or is that Nah!
If the Daleys were in this, you'd hear a shrieking sound. And many of us taxpayers (also known as chumbolones or "the baboons with red behinds") would be shaking our fists in anger.
Instead, we wait for the inevitability of Lisa. And there's no outcry, or if there is, it's a tiny one, a faint sigh, the breeze of a false spring rattling in a dry tree.
This tells me that Illinois is Madiganistan. Truly.
While many fought mightily for the March Moutza, including the morons who feed wild coyotes and whom I didn't have room to mention, one man remains vigorously unrepentant:
The guy on the phone sex website, running for president of Villa Park.
"I did nothing unlawful or anything that diminishes my ability to serve the people of Villa Park," he said.
And there's nothing unlawful about a giving you quadruple Moutza, either, especially when you've just won the March Moutza of the Month.
Let's each take off our shoes and socks, and point our palms, and give Heidelmeier the proper salute.
Nah! and Nah! and Nah! and Nah!
Please, Candidate Special Purpose. Just don't run for statewide office. Please.
We taxpayers have gone through enough without having to "take a careful look at the real issues."