But I'm sure he's probably innocent, it's all a big mistake, etc. etc. etc.
". . . a staunch ally of Mayor Daley," eh? Well, then it really must be a mistake. Daley wouldn't tolerate corruption in his close associates. Carothers has already been unfairly railroaded by The Man several times, most famously on the "Clout List."
Apparently the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago has a 2 p.m. press conference scheduled today, and according to the Chicago Tribune the scuttlebutt is that "an elected official" is going to be indicted.
That's not terribly specific in Chicago . . . whom do you think we're talking about here?
Yet Another Alderman?
Jesse Jackson, Jr.?
Someone none of us are expecting?