Answering charges that as mayor of Chicago from the retired personnel director for the citys Department of Streets and Sanitation that all tollbooths are fully staffed on the Chicago Skyway so as not to delay him as his chauffeur-driven car travels from his summer home in Grand Beach, Michigan to Chicago, the citys chief executive responded this way:
Its the silliest thing Ive ever heard in my life. It really is silly. Its silly, silly, silly. It is just silly. Silliness. It is silly. Completely silly Youve been on [the Skyway]. Come on. Its silly You know me. That is the silliest thing Ive ever heard.
Rather, when a mayor who is also a lawyer and former prosecutor is so inarticulate and mind-numbed that his vocabulary is mired in kid language without elucidation, it shows real poverty of thought. Pathetic. And to think that the late Dan Weil, one of Daleys all-time dedicated ego massagers, insisted at one time that this man is qualified to be presidentwell, that was silly, silly, silly.