Walter’s Perspective: Feds Should Come Clean If They’re After Daley Brother

CHICAGO (CBS) — Does the name Bill Beavers ring a bell, the Cook County commissioner indicted on charges of tax evasion?

Bill Beavers, who calls himself “The Hog” because he dines on the taxpayers’ money?

The reason he’s been indicted, he says, is that he refused to wear a wire to help the U.S. attorney catch a fellow commissioner. “No way,” honked the Hog. “I’m not a stool pigeon.”

That fellow commissioner is John Daley, former Mayor Daley’s brother. The U.S. attorney going after a Daley would be a very big story.

So I wonder if it’s true. I suspect it is, or has been, and I know for sure how the U.S. attorney gets information by threat: Help me catch someone big or I’ll catch you.

So maybe he DID ask the Hog to wire up on Daley. If not, Mr. U.S. Attorney, if you have no reason to go after a Daley, don’t you think the decent thing to do would be to say so?

  • Davidd

    I liked you better when you stumbled around the DePaul area drunk.

  • southside

    The Daleys have been looting the public coffers for years in secret; why should the government investigate them publicly? Maybe the mere thought that the feds were watching will slow those thieves down

  • tom sharp

    Maybe the Feds should investigate how a washed-up reporter can get a six-figure job spewing nonsense on the airwaves! The feds don’t own you or anyone else an explanation of whom they’re investigating; in fact that would no doubt interfere with their investigation.

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