Rahm Emanuel off the Chicago ballot


Something tells me he won’t be off for long, but as the article states, early voting for the primary begins January 31.

Hey! Our politics are so dull lately I might as well follow Chicago. 😉

P.S. – Don’t miss “Chigoans” in that article. Maybe after last night’s game they are better called Chi-groans.


  1. Randy in Richmond says:
  2. Randy in Richmond says:

    Doesn’t my comment look silly when one goes to the link. When I put up that link it read that Emanuel was back on the ballot by order of Illinois’ highest court. In the future I guess I’ll have to confirm anything from the Chicago Sun Times.


  3. I took it as technically, he is back on the ballot. However, he still may not be eligible to be elected. It’s such a mess.

  4. He is not back on the ballot. The high court in Illinois stopped the printing of ballots without his name on them. The court will review briefs filled with the appelate court and hear no arguments, then make a decission.

  5. Oh. That’s a little more clear. Thanks.

  6. Maybe it is not that clear. Chicago resumed printing ballots with his name on the ballots yesterday afternoon.

  7. Surely we know there’s no way Emanuel will lose this one. He wants it. Done. Would I have great hope for the future of mankind if they kept him from being mayor because he lived in WDC and not Chicago last year? You bet. But it won’t happen.

  8. Just a what if…What if he had spent the last year in Kabul, in a military capacity or Costa Rico watching birds? Just how many thousands of Chicago ‘residents’ weren’t actually in Chicago and still claim it as home, pay taxes and have other credentials of residency? And now that I think about it, why do I give a tinkers dam about this anyway? Enjoy the snow!!!

  9. Well, if he had established permanent residency the year before he ran, the court will let us know.

    And bah humbug to you, sir. I’m a full month post enjoying the snow and quite ready for daffodils.

  10. Randy in Richmond says:

    If I set aside political differences, on the surface I would have no problem with Emanuel being on the ballot given his situation. But there is a quiet corollary that what is legal is not always what is right, that sometimes applies in situations like this. I also suspect that it is Emanuel’s own Democratic party that at some point established this rule (law).

  11. The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that his name can stay on the ballet. Now there is no doubt about who will be the next Chicago mayor.