A man who came on the Tribune scene when longtime Chicagoan and Chicago Way critic original, Mike Royko passed on, and boy there are many days we wish he was still alive as he'd be all over Obama like Lewinsky on Slick's little Willie.
President Barack ObamaThe White House1600 Chicago WayDear President Obama:It's been such a long time since we talked, and I know you're extremely busy taking command at work, but I hope this letter finds you well.Chicago hasn't changed much. More Americans are shot in Chicago than in Iraq. The politicians keep getting rich. And you know about Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial.What's up with that subpoena thing anyway? What was Rod thinking?The mayor still runs things, but with all you folks in Washington, he gets lonely. He doesn't have anybody to talk to. Maybe you and Michelle should visit and give him some laughs, take him to Spiaggia for the gnocchi with the wild boar ragu.But I'm not writing about boar ragu. It's something else.It's a letter with your name on it in big capital letters, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.It's postmarked June 16, 2010, and was mailed from Richmond, Va., with a 44-cent stamp. And, it's printed in soy ink on recycled paper, so it's eco-friendly.But the fascinating part is whom the letter from PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA is addressed to:Tony Rezko.continue reading at: chicagotribune.com