Ted Rall for August 15, 1998
All Politics is yokel Man 1: Everything hinges on charter reform. As long as the mayor autocratically appoints city commissioner and assigns staff to the city council, this city will remain a cesspool of graft and decay. I personally favor a board of estimate supervisory model of government. Everything from trash collection to dog catching would be subjected to voter-directed oversight. But the ward captains won't hear of it! They'll fight charter reform to their dying day, but with God as my witness, we will prevail! Man 2: How could that be Clinton's Schmutz on Monica's dress? I heard he's gay!