Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Daley Being Nudged?

  • He has been equivocal on the subject in the past, but on Monday night White House chief of staff and native Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel made no bones about it: He wants to be the mayor of Chicago.

    "I hope Mayor [Richard] Daley seeks re-election. I will work and support him if he seeks re-election," Emanuel told Charlie Rose on the host's PBS talk show, in an interview broadcast Monday night. "But if Mayor Daley doesn't, one day I would like to run for mayor of the city of Chicago. That's always been an aspiration of mine, even when I was in the House of Representatives."

    In January, after The Washington Post reported that Emanuel, a one-time Daley aide and longtime supporter of the mayor, was mulling a mayoral run, Emanuel did not deny the report. He instead said in statement that he was "100 percent focused on the job at hand: serving President Obama as his chief of staff."

Perhaps Obama is having his chief put out "feelers" in an effort to throw some heat in the direction of Shortshanks?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same shit different day. We need someone totally unconnected with Daley, Obama, and any of the other IL pols.

4/20/2010 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This doesn't sound like 'feelers'. This sounds like someone's been given notice to vacate the throne.

4/20/2010 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel! WTF!

Unbelievable.

Why is it that there is not one decent, honest, person out there who can run for Mayor? I know the answer is that a good person would not want to be associated with a den of thieves, but c'mon already! I am tired of greedy, sly crooks running for office.

It is absolutely disheartening to be stuck in this city of corrupt politicians.

4/20/2010 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger sc911 said...

The time could be right. He lost alot of political capital with the Olympics fiasco. The budget problems and parking meter sale have brought his polling numbers way down. Police, firefighters and city workers despise him. Plus his wife is sick and his relatives keep getting in trouble.

Mayor Rahmbo?

4/20/2010 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good...his uncle was a Sgt.. Maybe we could get a decent contract?

4/20/2010 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD HELP US ALL!!!!!!!!
Time for the citizens of Chicago to wake up, stop drinking the proverbial Kool-Aid, & throw out the political machine that has been torturing this great city for too may years.....
It's time for people to step outside the box, quit voting for the familiar name because its safe. How about reading the paper, listening to the radio, reading a book, just get informed and vote with your conscience and for what you believe in, not what some schmuck precinct captain promises you. Look at their record, use the web, ask around, then form an informed decision. Too long, we the citizens of Chicago have voted based on history and Name recognition. It's time for this to stop and for us to start voting with a greater purpose, reviving this great city!!!!!!

4/20/2010 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That all we need, a young shortshanks.

4/20/2010 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to review the Book of Revelations and Nostradamus to see if there is any mention of 9 fingered assholes bringing the end to a major city.

Rahm Emmanuel?!!!

I'd rather have Tom Dart as Mayor even if he did drive all the hookers out of the city.

At least the undercover work might be interesting!

4/20/2010 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd vote for Rev. Meeks over Rahm ... and I am not kidding either

4/20/2010 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND THE MACHINE LIVES ON.

4/20/2010 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does my hri the army colonel po move up

4/20/2010 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RAHM WOULD HAVE NEVER GIVEN AWAY THE CITY TO THE PRIVATE COMPANIES LIKE THE PARKING METERS

4/20/2010 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He IS The Devil! Be very careful what you wish for.

4/20/2010 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wakeup sheep vote these bastards out now!

4/20/2010 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm Emanuel! WTF!

Unbelievable.

Why is it that there is not one decent, honest, person out there who can run for Mayor? I know the answer is that a good person would not want to be associated with a den of thieves, but c'mon already! I am tired of greedy, sly crooks running for office.

It is absolutely disheartening to be stuck in this city of corrupt politicians.

4/20/2010 12:50:00 AM


The mayoral election process here is stacked entirely against anyone other than machine candidates having a chance. They are real dirty players. Ask me how I know. I worked for an anti daley candidate and have been under confidential IAD investigation ever since. That is the kind of pressure they bring to bear. Who the fuck needs this shit? These people are outright criminals and nothing short of a massive purge will do any good.

4/20/2010 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the rat you know is sometomes better than the one you dont.

Im no fan of the mayor, but if you think hes a petulant, egotisitcal, self centered person.........Emmanuel is 10x more so.

4/20/2010 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would not vote for either of them

4/20/2010 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Anonymous said...
Good...his uncle was a Sgt.. Maybe we could get a decent contract?

4/20/2010 01:00:00 AM...

His uncle was a Sergeant, initials are L.S., and appeared in uniform in one of his mailed flyers. But blood is thicker than water and Rhambo is one ruthless S.O.B. and one the few people who could be worse for us than Shortshanks.

Jimmy Mauer for Mayor! That would be awesome.

4/20/2010 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mentioned this on an earlier post. Rahm Emmanuel ran interference on our contract. The guy wants to be Mayor and is tight with Daley. This contract will impact him if/when he becomes Mayor. Connect the dots guys.

4/20/2010 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this is wrong, or a bad joke. Rahm!? NOT IN A MILLION YEARS!

4/20/2010 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Obamao for america said...

Good...his uncle was a Sgt.. Maybe we could get a decent contract?

4/20/2010 01:00:00 AM


Are you really that naive? Did you know he is Democrat through adn through, an Obamao lackey? Think the revruns and race hustlers run the city now?

Get a freaking clue!!!

4/20/2010 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy would 10X's worse than Daley.....ARE YOU FUCKING JOKING?

4/20/2010 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could Lord Shortshanks be heading out of town shortly? (one of those convenient vacations during a scandal) All because his old buddy Luis Guiterrez is talking to the Feds...he already threw Billy Ocasio under the bus. Who else did Lil Luis the rat give up?

4/20/2010 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The midget better make sure that Rahm goes through the metal detector before he sees him again.

Et tu, Brute

Meaning

Supposedly the last words of Julius Caesar. Literally 'And you, Brutus?'.

Origin

In 44 BC, Julius Caesar was murdered by a group of senators. They were led by Marcus Brutus, who had previously been a close friend of Caesar. There's no substantiated evidence to show that Julius Caesar spoke those words. They come to us via Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar which, like many of his history plays, tends to massage historical record somewhat for dramatic effect. In the play Caesar begins to resist the attack but resigns himself to his fate when he sees that his friend is amongst the plotters:

Caesar: Doth not Brutus bootless kneel?
Casca: Speak, hands, for me! [They stab Caesar.]
Caesar: Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar! [Dies.]
Cinna: Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!

4/20/2010 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would rather have Daley over Emanuel. And I hate Daley.

4/20/2010 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is because he knows O'Bama is going to be a one term'r

4/20/2010 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a candidate that is not associated with the "Cabal of Evil" , better known as the daley crime family, which includes Obama, et al.

Chicago is really fucked !

This is like when the "Godfather" needs to be replaced, they take another crook from the family & make him boss.

Fuck daley and all his minions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/20/2010 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emmanuel = Napoleon Bonapart
This idiot can never be allowed to be mayor of anything.

4/20/2010 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree that Daley must go but I don't think we'd be better off if Rahm were to become mayor. He's hardcore,dirty machine politics through and through. We'd still be getting hosed just at the hands of different players!

4/20/2010 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help us if he gets elected...he is cut from the same cloth....he is an evil man.

4/20/2010 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley won't be able to put him in jail like he did when he felt threatened my Miriam Santos! Rahm has the whitehouse on his side!

4/20/2010 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Satan running for mayor? Maybe he'll get naked with the alderman in the showers and scream at them when he wants things done. God things are only getting worse, not better. If Rahm/Satan gets to be mayor, it will just be like Daley never left, except he'll just be younger and meaner. I almost hope Daley runs. Emmanuel scares the shit out of me.

4/20/2010 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

DAMN!

Does it ever stop in this city?

We swear we heard the theme from "Creature Feature" playing in our heads when we read this!

The next selection would appropriately be "Funeral March of the Marionettes/The Alfred Hitchcock Theme."

What a fuckin' choice!

A short, shit flinging megalomaniac or a shorter, whirling dervish psychopath in a tutu?

Arsenic or Cyanide?

Stepping barefoot in fresh donkey dung with your right or left foot?

Either way, we're fucked as captive tax-payers.

4/20/2010 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a disaster that would be?

4/20/2010 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm....just another dangerous, treacherous, anti-American liberal...

4/20/2010 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to wrap-up Paul Vallas and drag him back here screaming and
kicking to run for mayor in 2011.

4/20/2010 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Rectums said...

So Ol' Rahm-ee wants to be mayor? Good! Because this will lead to a Republican getting into the Mayors office. Everybody I know hates Rahm-ee.

4/20/2010 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel! WTF! Who would want this guy as mayor. This ass wipe doesn't even pay property taxes for his mansion. Another scam!

4/20/2010 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

meet the new boss, same as the old boss!

4/20/2010 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for him he would be a great mayor, he love;s the police. his uncle was a sgt for CPD.

4/20/2010 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
GOD HELP US ALL!!!!!!!!
Time for the citizens of Chicago to wake up, stop drinking the proverbial Kool-Aid, & throw out the political machine that has been torturing this great city for too may years.....
It's time for people to step outside the box, quit voting for the familiar name because its safe. How about reading the paper, listening to the radio, reading a book, just get informed and vote with your conscience and for what you believe in, not what some schmuck precinct captain promises you. Look at their record, use the web, ask around, then form an informed decision. Too long, we the citizens of Chicago have voted based on history and Name recognition. It's time for this to stop and for us to start voting with a greater purpose, reviving this great city!!!!!!

4/20/2010 01:39:00 AM
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Ron is a precinct captain?

4/20/2010 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you realize what this means.

Obama now has a full blown God complex. He has gone from being the Messiah to being God the Father by sending us a redeemer.

He will tell the reverends to lay prostrate and worship the Rhambo and spread palm branches as he enters triumphant into the temple of City Hall astride an ass. Give me an AMEN somebody!

Rhambo is about the only white dude who could beat a single serious black candidate for mayor if one could ever be found.

God Help Us, I have Often Said That and Mean It Now More than Ever!

4/20/2010 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, THIS shithead's EXACTLY the kind of scumbag conniving ratfucks we DON'T need running this city for the next 20 years of even WORSE corruption and patronage than it's had for the last 20.

Fuck BOTH these criminal scumbag illinois weasels and slate ANYONE against this prick before he puts his own little rat in a dog and pony race he'll never win.

4/20/2010 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF, seriously WTF!!
Out of the frying pan and into the damned fire.

4/20/2010 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley nuts and so is E-Man! They both should be in jail.

4/20/2010 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful guys Rahm has relatives that are/were the police, he loves the police, one of the only politicians who use to take the time to come see CPD during the memorial ceremony on Capitol Hill when he was a House Rep. during police week..

4/20/2010 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a done deal. He would not even suggest this if it were not possible to get elected. I never heard of a President Chief of Staff running for Mayor. Not even Governor or Senate, but Mayor. Rahm will win by a landslide.

4/20/2010 04:53:00 PM  
Blogger Outspoken Detective said...

Fuck it all. Just everybody vote republican no matter who it is. Mayor, alderthives and everyone else running for city office. The democrats are all in the same theiving mob.

4/20/2010 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weiss said, Chicago has the most gang members and Guns than any other city...wait Chicago has gun control...how can that be???? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot????

4/20/2010 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG please, not him.

4/20/2010 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel (D-Tomczak)

4/20/2010 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham has Police Family, Really?

You know I just might vote for Rham, IF

When he stated his campaign to town he:

A. Had a Full Presidential Pardon for Bill Cozzi in one hand.

B. Indictments for Shortshanks, J-Fled, Masters, Brust, (maybe Donahue) and a few others in the his left.

C. Immediately agree to hire 2,000 more cops and put them in the Districts.

D. Immediate Fair, Non-Political, Non-Racially Biased Promotions. .

D. Fully Fund our Pensions

E. 2% Additional Raise for Us per year.

F. Our contract to be SETTLED BEFORE IT EXPIRED.

If he did that, I probably vote for him.

4/20/2010 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rhambo is about the only white dude who could beat a single serious black candidate for mayor if one could ever be found."


Have you looked at the census projections dumbass?

Have you noticed how large parts of the south and west sides are emptying out?

Wonder why so many suburbs are experiencing a rise in crime?

For 30 years the black middle class has been leaving the city just like the white middle class before. They were a loss to decent hoods like Chatham.

Now their less well behaved, drug dealing cousins are moving out too. Bringing their crime with them.

The black population is now likely less than 30 percent of the population of the city.

If there is going to be a black mayor elected in this city it's going to have to be a Toni Preckwinkle or Barack Obama type of mayor. Someone who can appeal to the larger white community also. Particularly the whites on the lakefront and adjoining areas.

If you think JJJ or Meeks is going to get elected your smoking something that will hopefully be legalized one day. That way, when Mayor Dart is in control, we can focus on real crimes like "rub and tugs" on Craigslist.

4/20/2010 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... not what some schmuck precinct captain promises you. Look at their record, use the web, ask around, then form an informed decision. Too long, we the citizens of Chicago have voted based on history and Name recognition. It's time for this to stop and for us to start voting with a greater purpose, reviving this great city!!!!!!"

4/20/2010 01:39:00 AM
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Ron is a precinct captain?

4/20/2010 01:43:00 PM
**
I caught it! Clever!

4/20/2010 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 4/20/2010 10:08:00 PM

I wrote"

.... "Anonymous said...
"Rhambo is about the only white dude who could beat a single serious black candidate for mayor if one could ever be found."

You wrote,
"Have you looked at the census projections dumbass?"

OBAMA WOULD COME IN AN SAY. 'VOTE FOR RHAMBO!"

And what do you think would happen.

So who's the dumbass?

4/20/2010 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody hear the fart that Rahm blasted in the middle of his interview with Charley Rose?

Roe and Roeper were having a field day with it this afternoon on their WLS afternoon show.

4/21/2010 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather have Tom Dart as Mayor even if he did drive all the hookers out of the city.

u must be from the 19th a
ward. why does everyone think he's such a great guy and leader?would you vote for jfed as mayor? he is the county's version of jfed. a selfserving j/o.

4/21/2010 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

so what would daley do?

DALEY WILL RUN AGAIN AND WIN.

THEN THE EVIL PART, TALK WILL BE HELD WITH THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE AND A DEAL WILL BE CUT.

WHAT COULD DA MAYOR WANT?
ALL THOSE OLD CASES CLOSED NEPHEW/ SON/ ETC ETC.

THE MAYOR WILL THEN HAVE 1 OF OBAMAS LOYAL SOLDIERS IMPLANTED ON THE 5TH FLOOR. MANY OF DALEYS CREW WILL REMAIN TO GUIDE THE NEW MAYOR.

WAIT AND SEE

4/21/2010 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone want to list names of some people who might be a good/least bad (and realistic) choice after the midge?

4/21/2010 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked for him he would be a great mayor, he love;s the police. his uncle was a sgt for CPD.

4/20/2010 01:35:00 PM

Careful guys Rahm has relatives that are/were the police, he loves the police, one of the only politicians who use to take the time to come see CPD during the memorial ceremony on Capitol Hill when he was a House Rep. during police week..

4/20/2010 04:07:00 PM

======================================================================

You two are just too stupid to be in control of your own vote.

So 9.5 fingers visited the Chicago delegation during Memorial Week and he is related to members of our organization. So what?!

9.5 will be more of the same on steroids because he is younger and more ruthless than shortshanks, and, unlike shortshanks, he can smile and hide or disguise his arrogance, which makes him even more dangereous.

All of our hopes and dreams for a better city after shortshanks is gone will be right out the window should 9.5 become the mayor. Look at his track record. Do not get sucked into the idea that he likes us so he will not treat us as he treats everyone else. You will be the first casualty, then everyone else is stuck with him.

4/21/2010 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why even post this? One idiot for another. Daley will be in office until he dies.

4/21/2010 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

To: 4/20/2010 10:08:00 PM

I wrote"

.... "Anonymous said...
"Rhambo is about the only white dude who could beat a single serious black candidate for mayor if one could ever be found."

You wrote,
"Have you looked at the census projections dumbass?"

OBAMA WOULD COME IN AN SAY. 'VOTE FOR RHAMBO!"

And what do you think would happen.

So who's the dumbass?

4/20/2010 11:21:00 PM


How many merit promotions have you received, Tiger?

You are still a dumbass. Same as it ever was.

4/21/2010 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks is not getting any younger and with every passing day his popularity wanes.

Only he knows how dirty he truly is, and how close the Feds are to snagging him.

He's got a slew of potential opponents nipping at his heels and re-election might not be the piece of cake it's always been.

Maggie Daley's health is not optimal and whatever you want to say about Shortshanks, he's not a monster.

So, he decides not to run and gets to retire victorious and very powerful, as opposed to beaten.

And... he gets to hand-pick his successor, which he's obviously done. Bet that little transaction puts Blago selling Obama's seat to shame.

4/21/2010 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when you thought there couldn't be a worse candidate than Daley !! Emanuel is an even worse corrupt scumbag!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/21/2010 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Rahm used his political job - quit - then earned liked $9M in 18 months working for ComEd or something like that -- he was doing some negotiations for them - for which he had zero training - he used his political office to further his own snakey agenda - wait - maybe he'll fit in perfectly

4/21/2010 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel wold be even worse than Daley.

Tom Dart would be worse again.

Given the choice of Emanuel or Dart, pick Daley or you will be sorry....

4/21/2010 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How many merit promotions have you received, Tiger?

You are still a dumbass. Same as it ever was.

4/21/2010 12:47:00 PM"

How many merit promotions you ask?

None, and I have done very well.

Everything I got I earned and I was always held back by Affirmative Action, Prentiss Marshal, Racial Norming, Standardization and Quotas.

If Daley steps down, and Rhambo runs, all the Messiah has to do is say to the Rev-er-ands VOTE FOR RHAM and it's a done deal with the black vote.

Only a REAL dumbass would not see that happening.

If Daley does run again, Rhambo either stays as Chief of Staff and waits for the heart attack, OR maybe Obama puts him on the Supreme Court. Rham is an asshole and a bully, but he is a realist. All things considered for the Law Enforcement community, Rhambo might be better on SCOTUS for us than some other liberal idiot who is clueless about the real world.

Since you are the only person who does not see this coming, I am going to sign off now. I have more important things to do. Stay safe anyway.

4/21/2010 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/21/2010 09:33:00 PM

"If Daley does run again, Rhambo either stays as Chief of Staff and waits for the heart attack, OR maybe Obama puts him on the Supreme Court. Rham is an asshole and a bully, but he is a realist."


Tiger,

Rahmbo ain't a lawyer. So it's a little unlikely he'll end up on the Supreme Court.

You're going to go far in this department. I may have to call you "Superintendent" one day. The Peter Principle at work.

4/22/2010 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tiger,

Rahmbo ain't a lawyer. So it's a little unlikely he'll end up on the Supreme Court.

You're going to go far in this department. I may have to call you "Superintendent" one day. The Peter Principle at work.

4/22/2010 12:04:00 AM

Federal judges DO NOT have to be lawyers, but I can't see Emanuel or Daley being approved by the Senate for a judgeship.

4/22/2010 09:06:00 PM  

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