BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15069 posts, RR: 26 Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
Rahm Emanuel was ruled ineligible to run for Chicago mayor since he has not resided in the city for a year before the election. But here is the caveat: an exception to the residency rule is made for "national service." Call me crazy, but I would suggest that serving as chief of staff to the president most certainly qualifies as national service, but the court for some reason uses a narrower definition.
Rhambo has a few more enemies in Chicago than Hillary did in NY. Somehow all this is tied to the Daley family.... I smell a fishy ...
Daley replaces Rhambo .... as COS for Obama and Rhambo gets axed off the ballot ...seems the President has changed up his circles a bit in my opinion. Rhambo is too close to the Clinton's for Obama in 2012 ... I was shocked to see him in the administration to begin with. Not surprised Obama is aligning to a new group of politicos from Chicago.
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Venus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
Oh great this makes Carol Mosely(what income tax?) Brown the front runner. Are you telling me in a city of over 2 million there are not any other descent canidates. Or any others who can afford to pay for play. I rather vote for Hugo Chavez than her.
Ah yes ... I forgot . Now that is interesting ... she has a interesting past . Very very left wing like Obama ... and his circles in Chicago. Community reinvestment act ... Rezco development stuff and of course ACORN . Oh well ... elections have consequences .
I sense a war coming with the Clinton's .... Mrs. Braun threw Billy Clinton right under the bus a few weeks ago ..and took away his first black President title .
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Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 20481 posts, RR: 56 Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1767 times:
Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 8): Emmanuel can start a huge write in campaign. It might just work.
There is the drawback that his name isn't the easiest to spell (the way you did it is, in fact, wrong). And if you think the fight in Alaska over Murkowski was bad, imagine what it would be in Chicago's political system.
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falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5877 posts, RR: 28 Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1740 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 13): But the law says that there is an exception for national service. Again, how is being chief of staff not national service?
I do see that as national service, but the court may see national service as serving in the armed forces or Peace Corps. His job was purely optional, he didn't have to take it. Someone in the miltary that has orders to be someplace else is a different story.
falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5877 posts, RR: 28 Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1726 times:
Quoting alberchico (Reply 16): simply because some states allow it dosen't mean it isn't carpetbagging....
It is carpetbagging that is for sure!
For those of you who don't know what that term means: It was was a slang term that came out of the reconstructionist south after the civil war. A carpetbag was a suit case; meaning that outsiders were coming into the south after the war and running for office. The suitcase reference meant they were from out of town.
Quoting Mir (Reply 10): There is the drawback that his name isn't the easiest to spell (the way you did it is, in fact, wrong).
Maybe Chicago voters can just write in "Dead Fish"
Peace Corps is purely optional. When is the last time you heard someone joining PC and going to Wyoming? It's always abroad...they know they will be dispatched abroad, unlike the military where it's not always the case.
alberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2776 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
national service has always been traditionally defined as military service so I see no reason why an exemption should be made in this case. The fact that there are so few good candidates shows the stifling of local politics under the political machine of the Daley family.
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fr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 4741 posts, RR: 12 Reply 24, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1663 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 13): Again, how is being chief of staff not national service?
I don't buy that being COS for a president is national service. He wasn't the COS for the country, he was COS for a man. That the man happened to be President of The United States is of no consequence.
Quoting Mir (Reply 10): There is the drawback that his name isn't the easiest to spell (the way you did it is, in fact, wrong). And if you think the fight in Alaska over Murkowski was bad, imagine what it would be in Chicago's political system.
Does Chicago have a "you must spell the name absolutely correctly law"?
Quoting falstaff (Reply 11): Either way, he couldn't be seated because he isn't eligible.
If he's not eligible to run ofiicially, I would assume he is not eligible to be on the ballot, at all.
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25 Mir: Who did his paycheck come from? If it came from the US government, then it's national service. I'm sure they could drum one up fairly quickly. -Mir
26 redflyer: He could, but then he couldn't be sworn in because that is the whole issue here - legally he isn't eligible to be mayor. In the big scheme of things,
27 JBirdAV8r: I thought "national service" was even more narrowly defined than "in the military," as in...."drafted into the military." Either way, this is a semant
28 Aesma: Why such a strange rule and not something simpler like having lived XX years or XX% of ones life in the city/metropolis ? After all, it's an election,
29 fr8mech: By that criteria, I was in national service when I did some contract work in the early 90's. What about the Social Security recipient? SNAP (welfare)
30 okie: Well, not necessarily, take the time to read the opinion. The law in question states "resides in" not "residence" Why would you have a law that would
31 ltbewr: Rahm comes off like a 'carpetbagger' trying to run for mayor of Chicago, he should have tried to run for a city representative first to show some real
32 Superfly: I was thinking the same. Well Chicago has already had 2 Black mayors. LOL! Carol Mosley Braun would be a good mayor for Chicago actually. I say that
33 Venus6971: I knew there would be a angle to get some love for Gary and Hammond,is there a Walmart or Cosco just over the border yet, but your statement has meri
34 Superfly: Well of course. Perhaps I should have rephrased my comments and said; Carol Mosley Braun as mayor of Chicago would be good for the greater Chicagolan
35 NIKV69: Your so right Larry! I do like Rahm though he called the pro left out!