All of your criticism is considered praise to Maxine's supporters. Diverting a $million to her family members and $12 million to her husband's bank are considered shrewed moves.
She will use your column as a campaign ad next time she runs.
Remember that Marion Barry was re-elected in the city of Washington, Charlie Rangel won 91% of the vote in New York, Jessie Jackson Jr. was re-elected in Chicago, Obama was re-elected with Nancy Pelosi. The Democratic brain trust all survived.