Skip to comments.Why Halpin Doesn't Think He's Been Had
Posted on 12/21/2010 10:40:19 AM PST by PBRCat
As the individual who at the very least helped accentuate, if not create, the question of Emanuels legal residency by refusing to move out of the former congressmans home before the lease was up, Halpin will not be a disinterested party if a hearing officer for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners issues his ruling today as expected.
[T]he other thing Halpin wants us to consider is this:
What about Emanuel, he wants to know. How do we explain a guy who aspired to be mayor but would rent out his house to somebody he didnt know when he didnt need the money? And then, when faced with the problem of getting that tenant to move, why would he never take the opportunity to meet with him face to face, knock on the door if necessary, and make his case?
I cannot understand how both of us can be residents of the same property not ever having met to this day, Halpin said.
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Interestingly, the columnist credits Emanuel with serving a fourth term in Congress (Emanuel resigned the position after being re-elected in 2008 and a special election was held to fill the vacancy in 2009 -- Emanuel did not serve a fourth term). Sloppy reporting. If Rahm Emanuel had remained in the House, both Congress and his residence, there would be no objection to consider.
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