John Kass' column today is a masterpiece--it discusses his long and complicated relationship with our soon-to-be outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley. Highly recommended.
I've met Mayor Daley a couple of times (I wrote about those meetings a few years ago), and I know people that have worked for him. I can tell you that my impression of him is very different than the impression of the people that have worked for him.
I always liked the guy.