Thursday, November 06, 2008


Barack Obama has wasted no time, having already appointed a Chief of Staff - my US House Rep., Rahm Emanuel*.

But the City of Chicago has yet to remove the no-parking-during-the-rally signs from downtown streets.

Business as usual in the City that Works.


*Rahm is a Daley Machine-backed Democrat who just won another term on Tuesday. Names being bandied about for an upcoming special election to fill his seat are all entrenched Dems (Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, Ilinois Sen. John Cullerton, Illinois Rep. John Fritchey, Cook County Commissioner Forest Claypool and newly-elected State Rep. Deborah Mell, who is Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sister-in-law and the daughter of powerful Chicago Alderman Richard Mell.). Plus the governor must appoint someone to fill Barack's Senate seat; the short list includes more usual suspects: Democratic Reps. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Luis Gutierrez, Danny Davis and Jan Schakowsky, as well as Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan, Comptroller Dan Hynes and Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.

Photo snapped today on Chicago Avenue near LaSalle Street

1 comment:

  1. You look so beautiful in your profile photo (hope it's a harmless comment!)...I ran across it quite accidentally! :-)