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Mulling Run For Governor, Bill Daley Calls Life In Politics ‘Brutal Job’

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Bill Daley, who is considering a run for governor, called life in politics 'brutal.' (CBS)

Bill Daley, who is considering a run for governor, called life in politics ‘brutal.’ (CBS)

CHICAGO (CBS) — Bill Daley, who’s considering a run for governor, talked politics Tuesday at a donor breakfast at Misericordia House on Chicago’s North Side.

Daley was not painting a very rosy picture of life in politics, especially with the current issues and challenges.

“I have spent my life around people who have been in politics and government,” Daley said. “It is a brutal job.”

He said it’s easy to throw stones if you are on the outside. He talked about a lack of civility in politics.

“Our society has gotten much less civil,” he said. “What’s popular on TV? Reality TV shows, where people act like total fools.

“But maybe our politics, which should always be better, is becoming reflective of our society.

“Maybe we need to think about that first before we just blame politicians for acting kinda goofy at times.”

Daley said people’s frustration ought to force change.