Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hizzoner, Rahm Emanuel

Rahm wins mayoral contest in Chicago.

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it, good and hard." - H.L. Mencken

Congratulations, Twinkle-Toes!


mojo said...

Anybody know what da ex-mare is gonna do now?

RebeccaH said...

Better to say "Congratulations, Chicago... you idiots."

Anonymous said...

Oh, big surprise. I'm shocked.

Does this mean dance classes and leotards for everyone? Free, of course.

Deborah Leigh

JeffS said...

Better to say "Congratulations, Chicago... you idiots."

Rebecca, that's what the Chicago suburbs have been saying for years.

Paco, on a slightly related note: I don't trust polls, but they do make you think.

cac said...

He sounds like a thoroughly unpleasant and foul mouthed individual but this is not always a bad thing in a crisis (see Kennett, Jeff, State of Victoria). It sounds as if Chicago is in a sufficiently bad state that this could be a good thing. But of course this assumes that he's prepared to go up against the traditional Democrat interests grounds such as teachers and public service unions. Am I being too sanguine here?

missred said...

jaysus what a bunch of eejits. i am so glad i didnt move to chicago 5 years ago

Paco said...

cac: Too sanguine? Probably. There's a name for Democratic officeholders who stand up to public employee unions: ex-officeholders.