First it was Barack Hussein Obama who, according to some, failed the eligibility smell test because of some little known Constitutional requirement that the president must be a citizen.
Even the buffoonery of Neal Abercromie, Hawaii’s very hairy and confused Democrat governor,has not been enough to quell the birther movement, which, by the way, originated with Attorney Philip Berg on behalf of Hillary Clinton in 2008.
Now in a shocker nearly as calamitous to Chicago mobsters as the dive of Chicago Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler at Soldier’s Field on Sunday, an Illinois court has shot down (oops! Excuse the hateful rhetoric!) the trumped- up candidacy of Rahm Emanuel.
Rahm Emanuel should not appear on the Feb. 22 mayoral ballot because he does not meet the residency standard, according to a ruling issued by a state appellate court today.
In a 2-1 ruling, the appellate panel said Emanuel does not meet the residency requirement of having lived in Chicago for a year prior to the election. The judges reversed a decision by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, which had unanimously agreed that Emanuel was eligible to run for mayor.
Just what is it about eligibility that confounds Chicago politicians so?