Hmmm, how ironic. I continually am "disappointed" that the Indianapolis Star employs "underperforming" political columnists who can't bring themselves to write about anything controversial that might put local politicians and powerful downtown players in a bad light. While the Star is relegated to the role of cheerleader for local power brokers, the Indianapolis Business Journal and local TV reporters do yeoman's work in detailing corruption and the pay-to-play politics that dominate Indianapolis.
Ironically, I was talking to a friend today who brought up the name of Dick Cady, the legendary Indianapolis Star investigative reporter and columnist who wasn't afraid to report on local politicians' wrongdoing. In the early 1970's, Cady helped the Star win a Pulitzer Prize with his work exposing corruption in the Indianapolis Police Department.
Matthew Tully is to Dick Cady as the 2012 Cubs are to the 1927 New York Yankees. I'm sorry ... that's not really fair to the Cubs. They are not that bad.