First he decided to run. Then there was the objection, he was ineligible due to not meeting residency restrictions. He won his case to remain in the race, at the election board level, but was shot down at the State Appellate Court. Just a day or so ago, the Illinois State Supreme Court, stayed the Appellate Court decision, demanding Emanuel’s name be placed on all ballots, pending their final decision. And today we have The Chicago Tribune reporting
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot for mayor of Chicago, saying in a unanimous decision that he meets the state’s residency requirements despite spending most of the last year as White House chief of staff.
Sadly, this does not surprise me in the least. Any vestiges of adhering to the rule of law, especially regarding elections and the running of same, has long ago vanished from “the land of Lincoln and Reagan”. Just one more reason to pack up and leave this place as soon as it is possible to do so. If there isn’t full-blown anarchy in the streets with in the next 5-10 years (if not sooner), I will be very much surprised.
*as in what we have to deal with every election cycle, here in the People’s Republik of Illinois … political doggie doo.