Daley advises gov. to look to his family

December 20, 2008 5:03:27 PM PST
Mayor Daley says Governor Blagojevich should consider the people of Illinois as he considers his future.Daley made the comments Saturday at the Chicago Housing Authority's 24th annual "Senior Holiday Gala." More than 2,000 seniors from across the city were expected to attend.

After visiting with some of the guests and posing for pictures, the mayor spoke about the governor's legal troubles.

"You have to be 100 percent on board mentally and physically?when you're an executive. You have to be, that's all you have to pay attention to. You cannot ever be distracted. Once you're distracted, that hurts anyone in government," Daley said.

When asked what he would do if he were in Governor Blagojevich's shoes, the mayor responded: "I would not be in that position."

Friday, one of the governor's attorneys said Blagojevich may eventually resign if his legal problems hurt the people of Illinois.


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