|(José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune photo / January 29, 2011)|
Not that she thinks she wouldn't be great, mind you. She does. But she says she's tired of waiting for a decision, and she's got other things to do.
It came down to a standoff between 47th Ward alderman Ameya Pawar, who didn't want a former alderman in the position, and 34th Ward alderman Carrie Austin, who was determined her former colleague should get the job.
Someone must have blinked, or someone *cough*Rahm*cough* threw some clout around.
In a statement, Ms. Shiller said:
“I felt (and frankly still feel) that I was the most qualified to work with all 50 aldermen on drilling down into this information and providing them the tools to make the tough decisions.She still has a lobbying firm and a healthy pension. She's a smart cookie, we'll give her that, and there are probably many opportunities available for someone with her talents, political passion, and background.
Now, I have moved on to other opportunities that interest me personally. ... Things change, and as time has gone by, my day-to-day priorities have changed. While I remain committed to the establishment of an office that is an effective resource for aldermen, I no longer wish to be considered for this position.”
You can read more of her statement in the Sun-Times.