POLITICAL NOTES: Thank the Party

Beaming with pride, Chicago's silver-haired Democratic Mayor Martin Kennelly (rhymes with uh-nelly) had something to tell the reporters. He had just been elected to a second term as mayor and wanted it known that he wore no man's collar—not even the Democratic Party's. Said he: "I don't take it as an endorsement of any administration except my own."

The politicos thought differently, and bluntly told him so on election night. "The Democratic organization did it for you, Mr. Mayor," cried out beefy Al Horan, Cook County committeeman and bailiff of the municipal...

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