Thursday, August 25, 2005

Another political favor?

We love conspiracies. Conspiracies make the world go round. How about this one: Fran "my, you look handsome today, mayor" Spielman writes today about rahm emanuel attempting to raise the "political capital" of the embattled mayor. Why would rahm do that? Rahm spent a lot of time raising money for daley back in the day, then went to work for the clinton white house in the 90's, where he was also a successful fund raiser and leading strategist, then returned as head of the CHA before running for Blago's open house seat when Blago was governor. If we recall correctly, clinton campaigned here for him and daley actually endorsed him. We can count on one hand the number of times the mayor actually came out and endorsed what has usually been a "safe" democratic seat. So is rahm merely paying back a political favor by backing the mayor at this crucial junction? Throughout his career, rahm has only backed winners - he's no dummy. Losers can't do you favors. Barak Obama, whom the mayor pointedly didn't endorse, won't commit to the mayor either way. But rahm did. And rahm worked for the clintons. And the clintons campaigned for him. And there might be a clinton running again who needs a strong hand at the helm of the Illinois party to ensure that Illinois votes go to the right democrat. Hmmm.

THAT is why we like conspiracies. So much fodder to speculate on.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Emanuel has to thank Daley cause he did put his toy Huberman in the position he did.....He Shakman check that political move out.....

8/25/2005 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dummy - the post is Shakman exempt - meaning that the Chief of Staff is expected to be a political appointee. Duh!!!!!!!!!!!

8/26/2005 04:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political appointee, or not, rahm still appreciates what richie did for his toy.

8/27/2005 10:54:00 AM  

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