Rahm is a Bully?
- Spike Lee, director of the controversial movie ""Chi-Raq," said something so amazing about Mayor Rahm Emanuel that I just had to sit down, on the floor. The chair was too far away and I almost fainted.
"Spike Lee says the mayor is a bully," Old School announced.
That's Kass having some fun at Rahm's expense...and Spike Lee's for stating something everyone here already knew.
- But there it was in Chicago magazine's December issue, with Lee explaining in an interview how Rahm was angry about "Chi-Raq," "the movie about the slaughterhouse that is Chicago.
Rahm didn't like the title and neither did his minions among the aldermen, whom Lee called the mayor's "bootlickers."
We would have claimed a little higher than Rahm's boots, but we're crude that way:
- The mayor didn't like it because "Chi-Raq" suggests that Chicago is a violent place, like a war zone, like Iraq. Actually, Chicago is more violent than Iraq is now.
"OK, so that's where your mayor and I got off on the wrong foot, right away," Lee told Bryan Smith in an excellent interview. "What I didn't like was him trying to paint me as this villain. I'm not the bad guy, but that's how he was trying to portray it. Do I have the guns? Am I the one pulling the trigger? To be honest, he's a bully."
Rahm has national aspirations. Working for Hillary or something else in the Senate? Something bigger than Chicago though. It's a humorous read and Spike comes off okay.
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