Andy Shaw was a good enough local TV news political reporter for so many years in Chicago that some of us media watchers idly wondered: Why wouldn't this guy want to work for a newspaper? But then he retired in January and, as with all TV news people, we all forgot about him immediately.
Now, Shaw has been named as the new head of the Better Government Association—in Chicago, a busy job indeed. And today Shaw trumpets his own appointment, on the Huffington Post. And he does so with a series of clichés so thick that his prose parodies itself:
Well, at least we don't have to waste any more spare energy wondering why Andy's print career never went anywhere.