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January 9, 2012
September 30, 2011
Scott Walker’s chief of staff resigns at a somewhat suspect time
- what Scott Walker’s chief of staff, Keith Gilkes, just decided to resign from his post. The timing is suspect due to an investigation over Walker staffers possibly doing political activities on the taxpayer’s dime.
- why Gilkes, who says he’s not involved in the “John Doe” investigation, claims that he’s returning to his being a political consultant, but will come in from the bullpen if Walker gets recalled next year. source
15:26 // 2 years ago
January 3, 2011
Obama’s eyeing William Daley … possibly for Rahm’s old spot?: So Rahm’s probably gonna be mayor of Chicago, replacing Richard Daley. What does Obama do now? Well, he may be eyeing Richie’s brother William, a former commerce secretary. source
22:07 // 3 years ago
December 23, 2010
Will Rahm Emanuel be able to run for mayor of Chicago?
- YES which means he’s basically destined to win source
13:46 // 3 years ago
December 15, 2010
If Rahm Emanuel still lives in Chicago, he’ll probably be its next mayor. See, Emanuel is facing lots of questions over his residency, due to the fact that he lived in D.C. while he was Obama’s Chief of Staff. He never changed over his license, though, and owns a home in the city. Thing is, though, he had a guy renting his apartment while he lived elsewhere, and while he paid the bills, he wasn’t living in the home full-time (for obvious reasons). Around 30 residents are challenging his eligibility to run for mayor; the court has been hearing his case all week. Thing is, if Rahm can get through this roadbump, he’ll be the guy most likely to win. With two months to go, here’s how he’s doing in the polls:
- 32% of those polled would vote for Rahm “I still live here!” Emanuel
- 30% the share of undecideds in the Chicago mayoral race (understandable)
- 34% the combined polling of five non-Rahm mayoral candidates source
(Photo by Daniel X. O’Neil; our boy’s standing in front of a Chicago flag, BTW)
21:21 // 3 years ago
October 4, 2010
You are going to be asked some hardball questions and get your bat out. Welcome to Chicago.
Chicago resident Paul Johnson • Offering up some pretty necessary advice for our boy Rahm Emanuel, who’s working on his Chicago mayoral campaign as we speak. There are some residency issues that the Rahmster is currently trying to work out, and he’s in town as part of a campaign to shore up his lived-here-all-my-life credentials. ”The Board of Elections will decide this, that’s the proper place,” Emanuel said. “So in the next five, six weeks, let’s have a debate about these issues that the residents of Chicago care about, not my residency.” Should be fun to see if it actually plays out that way. source (via)
23:18 // 3 years ago
October 1, 2010
Obama: RAHM! NO! DON’T LEAVE ME! I NEED YOU! I’M ALONE: So yeah, this Economist illustration really says it all about the Rahm Emanuel departure. Sigh. We don’t know how we’ll make it without Rahm. source
12:10 // 3 years ago
It is fair to say we could not have accomplished what we accomplished without Rahm’s leadership.
President Barack Obama • Giving a toast to his boy Rahm Emanuel, who is leaving the Obama administration to become the next Richard Daley of Chicago. The lovably profane drunk will be replaced by Pete Rouse, an Obama campaign adviser, at least temporarily. We’ll miss you man. We had so many great times together – at that party that one time, when we called liberals (#&@(&@ retarded, when we disagreed with Obama but supported him anyway … Sigh. It’s so hard to say goodbye to yestersday-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. source
12:03 // 3 years ago