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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:33 PM

Rahm Emanuel Gets the Spanking He Deserves - By Charles P. Pierce

Rahm Emanuel Gets the Spanking He Deserves
By Charles P. Pierce
at 11:27AM


Of all the several good reasons for wearing a bag over your head while voting for the incumbent, curious staffing decisions are one of the more overlooked. Handing the financial sector over to some Wall Street lapdogs. Listening to Bob Rubin on anything. Putting the deficit commission in the hands of lobby-slick Erskine Bowles and the Undead Alan Simpson. But as far as I'm concerned, chief among these reasons has to be the current president's putting the spectacularly overrated Rahm Emanuel in charge of the White House staff. Emanuel hasn't breathed a breath of air in public service when he wasn't a self-aggrandizing and nasty bit of work.

So it was with some glee that I noted on Thursday evening that a judge in Chicago handed Mayor Rahm his head on a stick as regards the "model" response of the mayor and his police force to the Occupy movement in that city. And he did so with a flourish....

Cook County Associate Judge Thomas Donnelly ruled that the city's curfew law was unconstitutional and that the city selectively enforced it. He noted police had cracked down on the protesters' tent camp when the park closed at 11 p.m., but had not moved against others who stayed in the same park past that hour at other times including those who had come to see Barack Obama after he won the presidency three years earlier. "The city arrested no one at the Obama 2008 presidential election victory rally, even though the Obama rally was equally in violation of the curfew," Donnelly wrote.


Oops. A mark, that surely will leave.


Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/occupy-chicago-judge-decision-13166971#ixzz27nK7v5Sj

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Reply Rahm Emanuel Gets the Spanking He Deserves - By Charles P. Pierce (Original post)
kpete Sep 2012 OP
porphyrian Sep 2012 #1
mopinko Sep 2012 #2
AnotherMcIntosh Sep 2012 #5
bvar22 Sep 2012 #3
Ninga Sep 2012 #4
lunatica Sep 2012 #6

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. Shit the bed and you're apt to get it on you. n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:52 PM

2. except that rahm wasnt the mayor then.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:12 PM

3. Rahm Emanuel Gets the Spanking He Deserves ?

That "Centrist", De-regulating, Free Trading, Privatizing, New Deal trashing,
Hippie Punching, Liberal Hating, Union Busting, Republican Lite deserves so much worse than that.




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Response to bvar22 (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:19 PM

4. Damn, just said those EXACT words this morning!


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:27 PM

6. Rahm will just tell the judge to go fuck off

And flip him the bird just to make his point.

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