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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:29 PM
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The Chicago political machine?
I think I may have seen an example of the infamous Chicago political a few hours ago. As I was leaving my apartment with two of my friends for dinner, we saw a car at a nearby corner with three large men in it. One of them came out, probably the biggest of the group (about 6'6, had to be about 225 or so), and asked us, of all things, who we were voting for.

I, the smallest of the group by probably a good 50 pounds, instinctively responded, "Kerry".

Them: "Good, good."

A few doors down from them, two men, one obviously dressed for work or some other important occasion, greeted us with a rather oddly polite, "good afternoon, gentlemen".

So this got one of my friends thinking, what would have happened if I were to say, for example, Bush*? Have I just been witness to the newest incarnation of the Chicago political machine?
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:30 PM
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1. Political machine?
There is no such thing in the city of Chicago.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:56 PM
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4. LOL
"It's not a machine! Don't call it a machine!" -Mayor Daley

No machine...good one.
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:51 AM
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6. First rule of the Chicago Political Machine
Is don't talk about the Chicago Political Machine! ;-)
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:32 PM
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2. Nah...You're imagining things
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 01:49 AM
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7. Eh, I'm just foolin' around
It was an amusing experience, though :).
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:52 PM
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3. does the words
"tuned up" mean anything to?
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:40 AM
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5. Chicago Political Machine?
Is that what they used to remove the runway at Meigs field while there were still PLANES AT THE FRICKING AIRPORT?

Just wondering... I love Chicago. Honestly. Moving there in about 5 years to do Graduate Work.
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