With former Governor George Ryan going to prison tomorrow up near the Wisconsin Dells, it somehow seems appropriate.
”Denny’s (Rostenkowski) problem was he played precisely under the rules of the city of Chicago. Now, those rules aren’t the same rules that any other place in the country lives by. But in Chicago they were totally legal, and Danny got a screwing, and I was pleased that Clinton granted him a pardon.”
Ford left one little thing out.
He could have more accurately said, “But in Chicago they were totally legal, until U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald came to town.”