It’s Almost Alderman Time!

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This is my favorite time of the year. Some like Xmas, others like spring, but I love when the Alderman of this fine city have to face reelection. It just warms my heart knowing they will have to act like real politicians for a month.

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This is my favorite time of the year. Some like Xmas, others like spring, but I love when the Alderman of this fine city have to face reelection. It just warms my heart knowing they will have to act like real politicians for a month.

granato.jpg

This is my favorite time of the year. Some like Xmas, others like spring, but I love when the Alderman of this fine city have to face reelection. It just warms my heart knowing they will have to act like real politicians for a month. This year, the Unions are super-pissed at Daley about the Big Box ordinance so they are throwing their weight behind newcomers in the aldermanic races. Daley is untouchable and proved it with the endorsement from Obama. I watched the eloquent Obama almost speak off the cuff about Daley and the city and then I watched Daley mumble and stumble his way through a prepared speech. It was classic Daley. I think he even did the old stop a sentence before it’s over routine and then pick up the rest of the sentence as if it’s a new one? Best move ever.

I am going to follow the election for you and give you a couple story lines to watch out for. It’s my blog duty.

Today? “Former Alderman Jesse Granato and the Case of the 2.9% APR”

Eminem is doing Jesse Granato’s theme song. “Guess who’s back. Back again. Shady’s back…” Granato was the alderman in the Wicker Park area for a long time and he was beaten by Manny Flores. Manny then went on Check Please and boosted his own ward with Hillarys Urban Eatery. Hillary’s is now gone. Um, does that equate to Flores being kiss of death? Anyway, Granato has decided to get back in the political ring a couple ward’s south. Between aldermanic gigs, Granato picked up another political job. He’s selling Lexus’ at McGrath. At least he has the skills after being alderman, right? He’s running against Billy Ocasio down in the 26th. Now if you are a true Chicagoan, you would say “”He’s goin against Bill Ocaaaaasssio in the twenty-sist.” Here’s an interview from the Chicago Journal. Thanks to American Sector for the link.

Now Ocasio is no saint. I’m sure the 26th could do better. If the residents want super condos and a couple shady dealings with developers, Granato is your guy. Man, he really pissed off the artists and early yuppies in the area when he was there. When does an incumbent get beat in Chicago? He must have screwed up pretty good. But I will hand it to em, he knows how to get his message across in websites.

Here’s a great comparison.

The new Hillary Clinton Website.

vs.

The new Jesse Granato website.

Why isn’t Hillary asking if you have a rodent problem? Tomorrow, I’ll talk about the billboard on Western that makes Bernie Stone, Bernie Stone.

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