Hope somebody figures it out before his term(s) end.
Separetely, I saw the Big Rat today, with it noisy human fleas, disturbing the peace outside Sothebys. The last time I heard such a racket was actually the first time I'd come across this type of thing -- rabble making life miserable in front of a business. I was not surprised to recall that it was about 8 years ago, outside a hotel in Chicago. Must have been a dress rehearsal.
It’s the PERKS.
Rahm will get his, bet on it!
What ever it is you can be sure Mr. Emanuel will get his share....graft & unions come to mind.
Correction...He didn’t pay it, his contributors did so.
Typically no politician pays their own way.
Lawyers 800k. Graft priceless.
What the job pays—$216,000—is chump change. What really matters are the favors of all stripes that benefit hizonner with the passage of time.
Ask the Daley’s.
Rahm didn’t pay a penny out of his own pockets; his lawyers were paid from the campaign fund. And the legal fees were a drop in the bucket compared to all the TV ads and other costs. That’s the way politics works nowaday: we’ll spend well over $1 billion just in the presidential election to see who will get the $300,000 (or whatever) job as president. But you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way, since limits on campaign contributions and expenditures only serve to help incumbents and maintain the status quo.
They all have a salary in the $100,000’s and leave office multi-millionaires. Then some wonder why the hatred of public officials is growing to monstrous proportions.
800K is just peanuts. Rahm, the AC/DC dancing queen, is now the head of the mob in Illinois. The Daleys, with one small break, ran the Irish mob for decades. Are any of the Daleys on food stamps?
It’s all about ego for the godfather of Chicago.
Besides he made $16M or some huge amount by trading (and no doubt, greasy cronyism and insider tips). After all, someone just isn’t that smart or lucky to do so in a few years, starting from a modest amount of cash.
He didn’t prove residency. He proved you don’t have to be a resident to be Mayor.
Nobody pays $800,000 for the chance to earn a $216,000 salary. Nobody. No f*****g body.
Rahm’s net worth is around $13 or $14 million. I doubt he personally paid that $800,000, but even if he did, it wouldn’t hurt his finances any.