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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Wrapped in the mantle of shame
More in sorrow ...
The current issue of The New Yorker has an article on Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago, in which one passage describes the mayor’s boyhood home as having “seven bronzed baby shoes on the mantle.”