Big news from the weekend is that White House chief of staff William Daley called in Roger Simon and ripped into Mayor Rahm big time!

That would be Roger Simon, columnist for Politico, who used to write a column for the Chicago Sun-Times.

In fact, back in the glory days of 1960s and 1970s journalism, Simon was right up there in the pantheon with Tom Fitzpatrick and Mike Royko, the greatest of them all.

Let me pause to mourn the good ol’ days of my long, past youth . . .

OK, now that I’m done with that—back to William Daley.