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I was surprised to see a reference to Lebron’s schmeckel in a headline in this morning’s Sun-Times:
Not for me.
I got home from my birthday dinner at a new neighborhood seafood place in time for the fourth quarter, and Step Curry’s shooting was much more impressive to me. As was LeBron’s triple double.
But it made me start thinking of what should be in the spotlight and isn’t.
What will happen to Sarah Karp’s story on Rahm juking graduation rates? Karp is the great investigative journalist who just moved from Catalyst to the Better Government Association.
How long will the spotlight be on that?
Karp says, among other things, that CPS has been counting girls who drop out due to pregnancy not as drop outs but as “transfers to motherhood.”
Scandals involving Rahm seem to have short shelf-lives.
Like whatever happened to the FOIA request for emails between Rahm and Chicago billionaire Michael Sacks?
It came out that Rahm and Sacks were meeting almost daily and that there were 1500 emails between them discussing public policy.
Also prior to the election there was talk of an SEC investigation into kickbacks to the Emanuel campaign and Bruce Rauner’s campaign from those doing pension business with the city and state.
What happened to that?
Just prior to the election Rahm’s people promised that the email correspondence between Rahm and his closest financial advisor would be released in 77 hours.
Why 77? Because that would put it after the election.
They have never been released.
Oh. Here is something needing a spotlight:
Whatever happened to the federal investigation of corruption in UNO charter schools?
And how long will this grand jury be meeting on the Barbara Byrd-Bennett SUPES scandal?
Until we forget and the spotlight goes elsewhere.
So many things that need a spotlight.
Leave LeBron’s penis alone.