I’m mourning the loss of my beloved New York Jets to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game. I thought nothing could possibly pull me out of my Jets doldrums today when I spied this delicious headline: “Rahm Emanuel booted off mayoral ballot.”
It seems that while the corruptocrats in Chicago were perfectly fine with Rahm skating the residency requirements to run for mayor, the judges on the appellate court were not. They just ruled, 2-1, that Rahm is ineligible to run because he has not lived in the city for the requisite year.
Rahm’s people say they will appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court. I can’t imagine that Chicago being Chicago, and Rahm being Rahm, that he won’t find a way to get on the ballot. When Obama first ran in Chicago, he found a way to boot his biggest opponent off the ballot by challenging the signatures on her petitions. I’m sure he’ll help his old Chief of Staff find a way to do it in reverse and get him on the ballot.
But still: after Obama’s support and a big, splashy campaign stop by his other former boss, Bill Clinton, Rahm Emanuel gets faced.
When he got the news, I’m sure the newly discovered life forms on Mars heard the expletives that flew out of his mouth.
It may just be a little bit of justice, and temporary, but it has certainly made my Jets-induced depression go away.
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