City Hall reporter Fran Spielman, writing on death of School Board President Michael Scott, in this morning's S-T:
Daley values loyalty above all else and trusts just a precious few. Scott earned the mayor’s trust by taking enough heat for Daley over the last 30 years to earn an asbestos suit. Scott knew better than anyone that the mayor’s fixers operate best in the shadows outside public view. He also knew what former Chicago Schools CEO Paul Vallas obviously did not — that anybody who commanded more headlines than Daley would eventually be run out of town.