Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Monday, January 24, 2011

Poor Rahm (Not Really!)

Nice analysis of the reaction to Rahm Emanuel's being thrown off the ballot in the Chicago mayor's race from Fred Klonsky:

It’s hard to find an average voter in Chicago who actually likes Emanuel. Even those who have told me they would have voted for him find him slimy and off-putting. But the millions of dollars given to him by the billionaire Chicago families of Crowns, Pritzkers and Zells created a sense of inevitability.

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Aside from a few acolytes, there’s not too many Chicagoans feeling sorry for Rahm tonight.


Yeah, I sure don't feel sorry for him.

Frankly, I'd like to see his face tonight.

Bet the smirk has been wiped off.

We'll see if he and his corporate overlords can buy off the Illinois Supreme Court.

Fred says Greg Hinz at Crain's Chicago Business thinks it may not be so easy for Emanuel to get back on the ballot.

Hope that's so.

But the "pros" at Politico seem to think he'll be reinstated.

Call me cynical, but I suspect he will too

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