Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Mayor Emanuel says school protest outside his house a response to change - Somebody should bitchslap Rahm every time he says,"IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!"
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today sought to frame last night's protest outside his home by hundreds of people upset at his plans to close or restructure several schools as a response to the difficult but necessary steps he's taking to improve the education of Chicago children. These changes are for the children of Chicago.
Asked about the protesters who gathered Monday night outside his North Side home, Emanuel responded with a joke. (A trick taught to Rahm Emanuel by former Myor Daley. When you can't give an answer, make a funny and walk off stage.)
"I think we've had enough about my residency, personally," said Emanuel, a reference to the unsuccessful December 2010 challenge to his mayoral candidacy by several people who argued he was actually a resident of Washington D.C. and therefore couldn't run for mayor of Chicago.