Rahm's Dharma Drama
The ongoing saga of Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral aspirations have seen a lot of back and forth. First, Rahm’s residency during his work in the White House was challenged in the Cook County Electoral Commission. He got by that. This last week, an Appellete Court ruled Emanuel ineligible on those same residency issues. Immediately following, his campaign sought and won a ‘stay’ order by the Supreme Court so that ballots for the upcoming election would not be printed without his name.
The Supreme Court of Illinois announced it would hear the case and handed down a ruling the Emanuel is eligible to run and is to be included on the ballots. Polls put Rahm as the front runner, and the candidate enjoys solid support from the city’s Jewish community, Obama’s team and his old boss Bill Clinton. Though many disparagingly view him as the anointed successor to Mayor Daley or the practitioner of a particular brand of hardball politics, it seems to me he’s likely the right guy for the job.
It is his destiny. His dharma. Meet the new Boss… Chicago’s first Jewish mayor.