Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he erred last month when he said tighter protest rules and higher fines for thwarting police would be temporary measures designed just for a pair of spring meetings of international leaders in Chicago."I misspoke, and I take responsibility for the confusion," Emanuel said at an unrelated news conference. The mayor meant to say that only the blanket spending authority for the G-8 and NATO conferences, which he is seeking along with the other measures, would be temporary.
The media gives Rahm a pass, sticking with the story that he "misspoke." Can anyone here remember a single instance of Rahm misspeaking? Or not saying exactly what was on his mind. Or saying exactly the opposite for a political advantage? Yeah, us either.