February 22, 2011

Chicago Got the Strongman It Wanted

John Kass, Chicago Tribune

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Rahm Emanuel has got a lot of things to do. Like a broken city to boss. And the Daleys to satisfy, and a president to re-elect. It won’t be easy. (José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / February 23, 2011)

February 23, 2011

Chicago, meet your new boss:

The Rahmfather.

You can call him by his formal title, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. You can call him the Rahminator.

Or you might join the Daley brothers in rhythmic clapping in the bowels of Chicago's political coliseum, as President Barack Obama beats syncopated time, shouting the chorus of hope and...

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Rahm Emanuel Woos Chicago
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Chicago, Say Hello to Your Next F#@*ing Mayor
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