Chicago's next mayor: Rahm Emanuel.

That sound you heard is Spudsy's head exploding.

The problem with Emanuel isn't that he's rank with cronyism. Cronyism is a way of life in Chicago. The problem with Emanuel is that his cronyism, and all the associated questionably ethical and dubiously legal goings-on that are inevitably associated with cronyism in Chicago, is built around exclusively benefiting him and his cronies.

The Daley Model was built around benefiting the city, with a little grift to go around for everyone's trouble.

Chicagoans don't care as long as the trains run on time.

While Emanuel's mayorship was being preordained and preemptively celebrated, especially by all his suburban donors, ahem, no one seemed to notice that his campaign slogan was "Fuck those trains."

Good luck, Chicago. You're gonna need it.

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