Richard M. Daley’s Zoning Committee predictably followed Richard M. Daley’s Plan Commission in voting to support Richard M. Daley’s Children’s Museum’s proposed move to Richard M. Daley’s Grant Park, in a prelude to Richard M. Daley’s City Council giving full approval next Wednesday, which from now on will be referred to as Richard M. Daley’s Wednesday, according to a new ordinance issued from the office of Richard M. Daley.
Voting in favor of the museum’s move:
* Ed Burke (D-Daley), who must always live with the fact that he’ll never be anything more than Richard M. Daley’s Finance Commitee Chairman.
* Margaret Laurino (D-Daley), a legacy.
* Berny Stone (D-Daley), who also served the real Daley, became a Republican for a time, ran for mayor twice, and opposed his son’s run for alderman against primo hack Ted Matlak.
* Latasha Thomas (D-Daley), a Terry Peterson (D-Daley) protege.
And, natch . . .
Two committee members were present but conveniently missed the vote because they were, um, not in the council chambers (D-Daley) when the tally was taken:
* Ike Carothers (D-Daley), who might have been too tired to vote after all that heavy lifting he does for his boss.
* Tom Allen (D-Daley), yet another mayoral appointee who recently made a failed run to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (D-Daley), where he could fail to show up for his job in peace.
* Carrie Austin (D-Daley), who must have been out at the store buying new rubber stamps.
* Gene Schulter (D-Daley), who was too busy reading through constituent responses to his museum query to actually make the vote.
Voting against the museum:
* Rey Colon, Vi Daley and Ed Smith.
And let’s face it: Daley owns them too.