Chicago! Get aload of this beauty. Two days in town and Rahm Emanuel is already assasinating - or try to assasinate the character of Attorney Burt Odelson for daring to ask questions and raise the issue of Residency Laws - Rahm seems to be not to terribly detail oriented.
from Rahm's Website -Tell it like it is - great tune. However, when weasle sings it comes out like this -. . . Got Residency?
3. Burt Odelson, who has been the principal spokesperson questioning Rahm’s residency, was a member of George W. Bush’s legal team in Florida recount following the 2000 election. (follow this link for details)
He’s the same guy who insisted that Todd Stroger was a “reformer” who would hire talent on the basis of merit. (link here)
Odelson has also acknowledged that he has represented politicians who are themselves considering running for Mayor. (Here’s a link to a report of Odelson making that admission.)
4. Odelson’s characterization of election law in this story is selective and misleading. He rests his case on a provision that says you can’t be denied your residency if military service takes you out of town. Odelson argues that everyone else who has to be out of town a year prior to the election is ineligible to run. But he doesn’t acknowledge that—as the Board of Elections has explained—someone who leaves for work, but continues to own property and vote retains his residency. He also ignores a separate section of the law that specifically says you can’t be denied your residency if “business of the United States, or of this State” takes you out of town. (10 ILCS 5/3‑2(a)) (from Ch. 46, par. 3‑2)
If Rahm were in anyway a Chicagoan he would know that while Chicagoans are tough they hate bullies and thugs to the marrow. Smear tactics and character assasination by the DNC have sickened working class Americans and Chicagoans in particular.
Oh, by the way -Facebook don't vote.