Oh Kate, if the American people were supposed to know this stuff, the New York Times and the Associated Press would have instructed them. This is just wave making.
Chicago Democrats and The Chicago Mob: Most of America thinks Mayor Daley runs Chicago. Those on the inside know that's not the case. The man who runs Chicago from behind the scenes, since the early 1990's, is Alderman Ed Burke, Chairman of Chicago's Finance Committee. Burke went from being an errand boy for Alderman Roti to the most powerful elected figure in the state of Illinois. In a corrupt state like Illinois, the guy with the most money in his campaign fund is the man at the top. In Illinois, it’s not Chicago's Mayor Daley or Governor Blagojevich but Alderman Burke.