O'Connor, is Rahm Emanuel's point person in the council. He's also and a long-time machine hack and north side ward heeler. For many years under Mayor Daley, he served as the chairman of the council's Education Committee.
How Sugrue could even be considered for a principal's job is mystifying to most. Her credentials are limited to stints consulting for school privatizers like Innovative Consultants International, Edison Learning and charter school management companies like Chicago International.
I suppose that answers the question.