Monday, January 24, 2011

Schadenfreude City

The Chicago mayoral race obviously isn't a huge concern of mine, but this is just too awesome:
An Illinois court on Monday threw Rahm Emanuel's name off the Chicago mayoral ballot, possibly ending the former White House chief of staff's bid to lead his hometown.

By a 2-to-1 vote, an appellate panel overturned two previous decisions and ruled that Emanuel is not eligible to run because he moved to Washington D.C. for two years.

"We conclude that the candidate neither meets the municipal code's requirement that he have 'resided' in Chicago for the year preceding the election in which he seeks to participate nor falls within any exception to the requirement," said the majority opinion by justices Thomas E. Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall.
I'm sure after a few days he'll find a new position where he can serve his corporate masters and ridicule progressives, but for the moment this is very fun to watch.

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