- A fond farewell or a major mayor payback?
A longtime vocal critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) sharply raised eyebrows in the mayoral race when he endorsed the man he repeatedly warned the city not to support.
Fioretti did so after his failed bid in the first-round mayoral race.
Now, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned that the mayor will be featured as the “special guest” at a Thursday fundraiser for Fioretti at Manny’s Deli where tickets cost $200 to $10,000. Also listed as hosts: Ald. Ed Burke and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. The event at Manny’s Deli is billed as a retirement party of sorts.
We'll always remember Bob, first and last, as a tool. A guy who ran as a semi-legit critic of Rahm and could have ridden off into the sunset as just that. But then after weeks of saying he'd support a consensus candidate against Rahm and the Machine following the primary, he showed his true colors and endorsed the carpetbagger. We fully expect Bob to go back to his old lawyer-ly ways making a buck suing the city.