Rahm's Memory Loss
So sad to see a man in the prime of his life cut down by early onset Alzheimer's:
- When a group of lawyers finally got Mayor Rahm Emanuel under oath this week, he said the words “no idea” 12 times.
Occasionally, he said “I don’t remember” or “I can’t recall.” And he referenced his last job — chief of staff to President Barack Obama — on at least four occasions during a rare deposition Wednesday afternoon at City Hall.
But Emanuel also explained to lawyers for 11 jilted Richard M. Daley bodyguards that he put then-interim Police Supt. Terry Hillard in charge of picking his security detail after he became mayor-elect in 2011. He said he told Hillard to simply “make it smaller, and make it as diverse as the City of Chicago.”
We'll have to see if the media tears him a new one for all his memory lapses the way they do when a cop doesn't have instant, total, perfect recall after undergoing the trauma of a shooting situation. They'll say the two incidents are roughly comparable - a near-death experience versus putting together a bodyguard detail from political campaign workers.
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