Words Fail Us
Evidently, Rahm is taking a page out of Steve Martin's comedy routine - that he was born a poor black child:
- Rahm Emanuel is currently the mayor of one of the murder capitals of the world (Chicago) and his brother, Ari Emanuel, is one of the most powerful agents in the history of Hollywood. When not suntanned (see below), both are wealthy, both are powerful, and both grew up in Chicago, Illinois, in relative upper-middle class to upper-class comfort. With a doctor for a father, both boys were afforded opportunities to go to the best schools and enjoy summers in Israel.
Nothing wrong with any of that. Unless, of course, as a middle-aged adult with an eye on a more powerful office, you have your brother spin your biography into something a little more romantic than a childhood of relative privilege.
In the new edition of Vanity Fair we learn, courtesy of brother Ezekiel's upcoming autobiography, that Rahm (who is Jewish) used to be a poor, black child who faced the terrors of racism.
OK, these are Zeke's words, not Rahm's. But Zeke states that two white Jewish kids from the North Shore were able to tan so deeply within days that they were bullied by white kids who mistook them for black children. And Zeke uses the "n-word" to describe what the bullies called them.
Seriously? But don't worry, the Emanuel boys stood up for all that is right and proper in this world!
Breitbart.com has a lot of fun with this one.