What's This Crap?
Aldercreatures, among the most crooked of being, are extorting promises from people NOT to run for political office?
- Inspector General Joe Ferguson has a strained relationship with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but the two men will apparently not be facing off against each other in the 2015 mayoral election.
Under questioning Thursday at City Council budget hearings, Ferguson promised not to run for any public office that includes the city of Chicago for at least two years after stepping down as inspector general.
Ferguson’s four-year term is due to expire in November 2013. That means if he serves out his term, he would not be eligible to run for mayor in February 2015.
Wasn't it just a few years ago a certain Illinois senator was vowing NOT to run for the presidency? How did that one work out we wonder?
And Fran Spielman says this means "he would not be eligible"? For a statement extorted under duress at a city council meeting? A city council that has declared itself above investigation by the Inspector General while nearly 30 of its members have gone to prison in the past 25 years.
We're pretty sure someone else has a say in the entire process - voters. If they want to hold Ferguson to a "promise" made under duress to a crooked legislative body, that's the voters' lookout. Besides, they voted in a convicted tax-cheat, more than enough thieves and quite a few Outfit-connected underlings. An Inspector General might actually be a step up.
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