I was shocked to learn that he had kids.
Thought he was gay after that shower scene with the congressman.
Considering all the hoops he is going through to try to get on the balot, is anyoine ASKING HIM TO?
I mean besides himself, who wants him to run for mayor?
(or is it just the usual criminal suspects in chicago politics?)
Rahm Emmanuel’s hypocrisy will not matter to the brain dead voters in Chicago. They see a “D” by his name so that means good to them.
When some politician gives that kind of an answer to a direct question like “Will you be sending your children to Chicago Public Schools”, why doesn’t someone standing there say “Ok, that’s a “no”, then”.....and then move on to the next question.
I don’t blame him one bit. Although my relatives live in Lincolnshire and Arlington Heights which is not too bad. Would he live right in Chicago? Why not live outside of Chicago in the suburbs. Certainly he can afford it.
This is what we’re looking forward to in Florida:
Gov.-Elect Rick Scott Hints at School Vouchers for All at St. Petersburg Rally
St. Petersburg Times ^ | December 10, 2010 | Ron Matus and Michael C. Bender
He did not use the term vouchers. Others called it an education savings account.
Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott on Thursday blew the door wide open to the idea of a voucherlike program for all students, saying hes working with lawmakers to allow state education dollars to follow a student to the school his or her parents choose.
So if the parents want to spend it on virtual school, then spend it on virtual school, he continued. If they want to spend it on whatever education system they believe in, whether its this public school or that public school or this private school or that private school, thats what ought to happen.
The way I look at it is, were allocating dollars to students and the parents ought to figure out how to spend those dollars because they can figure out what their child needs more than anybody else, he said.
The state would deposit money into a childs savings account instead of channeling education dollars through the public system.
The proposal would allow parents to take an undetermined percentage of the states per-student funding amount last year, it was $6,843 and direct it to the school of their choice, public or private.
The teachers unions will rightly view any such initiative as a declaration of war. FL will be the proxy battle ground for a national discussion on the purpose of schooling. But then teachers unions represent the needs of teachers not the need of students.
Michelle Rhee has joined Rick Scotts education transition team. Only good can come from that. As chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools, she fired 400 teachers in four years and butted heads with their unions.
Kids are getting a really crappy education right now, Rhee said emphatically in the award-winning documentary Waiting for Superman. Shes a strong advocate for ending teacher tenure and implementing merit pay.
Her service to Scott and Florida is unpaid! - 19
This pic alone should get the little guy elected.
Rahm sheds a tear at Kotel (the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem) with his son. Rahm was once in the Israeli military.
BACKSTORY January 2007 USA Today reported on Emanuel and his wifes tax-exempt "foundation" (operated out of their Chicago residence).
The tax-exempt "Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule Charitable Trust" was formed in 2002, when the 4-term Chicagoan was first elected to Congress. Rahm and his wife, Amy Rule (a convert to Judaism), are its only donors.
Rahm doesnt pay any property taxes and he gets income tax write-offs----this allows his kids to attend school tuition-free and allows him to expense a lot of personal expenses.
Rahm also "donates" to his Foundation (thus shielding income from taxes); his wife apparently draws a salary from the foundation. They reported having $2,900 on hand at the end of 2005, receiving $34,000 from Emanuel and donating more than $31,000. Rahm also donated $25,000 to his Synagogue.
Emanuels tax-exempt foundation gave nearly $25,000 to the Anshe Emet synagogue and school [a private school that Rahm's children attend], and $15,000 to the foundation run by former president Bill Clinton. It also gave $14,000 to Marwen, a Chicago charity that provides art classes and other educational help to low-income children. Ms Rule is on Marwens board.