As far as I'm concerned, the high point of this still embryonic gubernatorial campaign happened a few weeks ago, when alderman Ameya Pawar blasted Governor Bruce Rauner as a "racist." Pawar, who's running for the Democratic nomination, castigated Rauner for using racial "code words" to rile white downstate voters and play to their fears that any aid to Chicago's schools was a waste of money. OK, maybe Pawar's outburst was more therapeutic than pragmatic.
As part of my ongoing effort to join Mayor Rahm Emanuel's crusade to say good things about Chicago, I'm happy to note that Donald Trump hates our fair city. In fact, I'd say Chicago ranks near the top of the list of people, places, and things that Trump really, really loathes—somewhere between Alec Baldwin and Rosie O'Donnell. Second City, my ass! Trump has said plenty of nasty things about Chicago, mostly having to do with the city's violence epidemic.
As absurdist comedy goes, the Father's Day greeting I got from, of all people, Illinois governor Bruce Rauner was right up there with Better Call Saul, the AMC television show about a sleazy, con-artist lawyer. Rauner's putting his inner Saul Goodman on display as he tries to convince voters that the budget impasse—for which he's primarily responsible—is actually the fault of the Democrats. "The very future of our state is at stake," Rauner wrote in the e-mail.
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Selecting a term
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