"I serve at the pleasure of the governor," Mr. Samuels acknowledges. "I'll do the job and, when it's time, get out of the way." Those steeley-eyed clauses dripped from the pages of one of Crain's Under 40 lists some time after Bryan Samuels helped kick dirt on a saint.
Mr. Samuels did his level best to smear a dedicated guardian of Illinois children and to dismantle the work of Father John Smyth at Maryville, in DesPlaines, Illinois.Now, Arne Duncan, Chicago CPS CEO has given this civic crumb a sinecure - well, hell, it seems that old Bryan ducked from one flame-out sinecure into a more thickly padded one - one padded with public bucks. Merry Christmas!
It sure seemed to me, in the endless news reports and Paul Meinke shill-work, that, with sanctimonious mouthings about concern for the children, Samuels effectively destroyed the one place in Illinois where children had a shepherd and a steward. Maryville and Father Smyth could not say no and the Department of Children and Family Services of Illinois exploited that option for decades until Samuels, following the lead of Jess McDonald and the lads at ACLU created a media smoke screen that allowed DCFC an open portals to 'privatization' and the death of 53 Illinois children on Bryan Samuels' watch. Couldn't get a comment from old Bryan
Now, Arne Duncan has created a sinecure for one of the real villains in Illinois political culture. Arne, when old Bryan 'gets out of the way' better duck, chump.