Much of the official meeting had to do with questions about
Earlier, Komorowski visited with Chicago-area Polish-Americans to talk about investing in Poland, and with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk to discuss pending legislation to lay a path for Polish participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.
My colleague Dahleen Glanton wrote about those stories. Locally, Komorowski's political affiliation makes him a controversial figure for many Polish immigrants of older generations -- though many younger American Poles are interested in Poland's economic dynamism. Dahleen's story dwells more on those elements.
What struck me -- despite the global stage on which Poland also was negotiating -- was how much Chicago and the Chicago area's Polish Americans meant to the Polish government.
Why did Komorowski extend his stay in Chicago? "It would be weird not to," he told the editorial board.
-- James Janega