We're sorry to see former alderman Toni Preckwinkle leave the 4th Ward, and we like her pick for a 4th Ward successor (Will Burns), but what gives with her heavy lifting for a South Side mediocrity like Leslie "used to success" Hairston? Sista' Hood? We'll call it the Carol Moseley "I don't want to" Braun Syndrome (CMBS), and note that it seems to be spreading on the South Side this year. Symptoms typically include a lack of recent accomplishments, and being in need of a job.
In extreme cases, candidates with CMBS have 4 mortgages of up to $1.85 million on their home, while running business losses of a quarter million dollars, but nonetheless receive the glowing support of the South Side Establishment.
In a post-Daley election in which everything else is up for grabs, it's hard to understand the backing Preckwinkle is giving to Hairston. So I have to ask her the same thing I would have asked Jessie Jackson about CMB: Is this really the best you've got to offer, or is this just a friend who needs a job?