This morning when I descended my late-Victorian staircase and passed through the fin de siecle foyer into the kitchen where my breakfast of eggs benedict had just been set down. Upon glancing at the headlines of the morning paper, I almost choked on my bechamel sauce.
The embattled Governor of Illinois had said in fighting the corruption charges against him he drew inspiration from people such as Nelson Mandela, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi!
All those other guys were OK. But none of them ever had to fight defaming charges against their names. And worse yet, none of them committed baffling acts of moral degradation.
Did Martin Luther King Jr. ever piss on a pre-teen? I didn't think so.
I was going to write a song about him, but forget that. I guess us both being from Chicago means nothing.