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Ozzie Guillen on Chicago's next mayor: 'Why not me'

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It's been anything but a slow news day here in the Windy City as Richard M. Daley has announced that he won't be seeking re-election after 21 years as serving as da mare of the city as well as its chief Chicago White Sox fan. Bridgeport may never be the same.

The future conga line of aldermen jockeying to get in the good graces of the Democratic machine probably isn't of interest to many baseball fans (especially those not from Chicago), but at least one candidate with diamond ties threw his hat into the ring on Tuesday:

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OK, so maybe Guillen was joking. (At least I think that's what the 'lol' means when the kids use it these days.) But I say he should consider a candidacy.

After all, he'd already have support of the influential South Side politicians (plus GM Ken Williams), knows how to run an entertaining press conference (a must at Chicago's city hall) and knows how to rid the city of undesirable elements (see Mariotti, Jay). Plus, unlike Richie, even Ozzie would know better than to sell the city's parking meters for the next 75 years to a company that didn't even have the common sense to put a bill slot on its wretched machines.

So let Guillen consider this his first official endorsement to become the first Venezuelan mayor in Chicago history. I'll also suggest that his last name is a ready-made campaign sign.

Gui11en, anyone?

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