"It would appear that this will be my last term," Stone said, cameras snapping around him. "It's been a good run. I will be satisfied with what I've done to help the people in the 50th Ward, and I feel sorry for them from this point on, but I wish them well."
That was 83-year-old Bernard Stone, a Chicago alderman since 1973, commenting on his landslide runoff loss yesterday to Debra Silverstein. This is just what I would have expected from Stone, a nasty, old-school, power-tripping, Chicago pol.
Stone, who considered himself the Northside "boss," has been graceless even in victory.
The demise of this political dinosaur was long overdue.