Court Kicks Rahm Emanuel Off Chicago Mayoral Ballot


And after Rahmbo had to fly his whole family in from where they live in Washington DC in order to testify that they live in Chicago and everything. I mean, what more proof of residency did they need?

The Chicago machine will probably find a way to get a higher court to fix this problem (an appeal is in the works as we speak), but for now Emanuel might want to call Obama and see if he can have his old Chief of Staff job back:

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Illinois Appellate Court has tossed mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, reversing the decision of a lower court.

The Appellate Court reached a 2-1 decision to remove Emanuel.

Appellate judges Thomas Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall ruled against Emanuel. Justice Bertina Lampkin voted in favor of keeping President Obama’s former chief of staff on the Feb. 22 ballot.

“It’s a surprise,” said Kevin Forde, the attorney who argued on Emanuel’s behalf.
A recent poll showed Emanuel leading the pack of mayoral candidates with 44 percent support, compared with 21 percent for Carol Moseley Braun, 16 percent for Gery Chico, 7 percent for Miguel del Valle, and 9 percent are undecided.

The judges voted against Emanuel two to one — and I’m guessing the judge who voted for him died in 1965.

Do you think it’s too late for Rahm to get back the $150,000 he spent on an ad in the Bears game yesterday? For that matter, is it too late for the Bears to get the game back?

The real question is this: Will David Geffen, Steven Spielberg and Steve Jobs get their money back?

(h/t Michelle M.)

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