Surely you have seen references to a recent interview with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on the Charlie Rose Show that opened speculation that Emanuel was interested in becoming Mayor of Chicago. When Rose pressed, “Is there any other job in government you’d like to have?” Emanuel said, “Again I want to repeat, because the mayor’s a dear friend of mine, and I support him, I hope he seeks re-election. But if he doesn’t, at some point that will be something I’ll do.”
As a native born Chicagoan I continue to have a special interest in the future of that once proud “City of Broad Shoulders” and “The Hog Butcher of the World.” The Daley family has ruled for literally generations and decades, but considering all the stresses and strains, the Daleys have done a pretty good job, especially making Chicago’s unique lake front both beautiful and desirable to the citizens and hordes of visitors. Chicago politics has always been contentious, and remains corrupt to this day.
I personally would be surprised if Richard Daley relinquished his lofty position, but the serious health issues confronting his wife could be a justification for him packing it in to spend more time with his beloved Maggie.
Emanuel, with his intimate relationship with Barack Hussein Obama, could deliver the much needed federal dollars to prop up the ailing school system, financially failing rapid transit system, and address the under-funded pension funds confronting the City of Chicago. Emanuel has strong ties to vast sums of money in the affluent Jewish community too, but would face a growing opposition from the exploding Muslim population of the City.
If Emanuel does become the Mayor of Chicago, that city would instantly become a big target for Muslim terrorists’ retaliation, and four-letter language will become a colloquialism. Were Emanuel to become Mayor of Chicago, he would then collect this fourth or fifth pension from the public’s treasure chest. Poor Rahm must need the money to quench his mega-ego and destroy his growing list of enemies.