Friday, December 23, 2016

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's email dump tells little we didn't already know.

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's email dump tells little we didn't already know.:

Rahm's email dump tells little we didn't already know.

Brother Fred captures Rahm boasting about pension theft. 
Yes, he did use his personal email to conduct city business. So if Rahm ever runs for president (not likely), he will never hear the end of it. But if you were hoping Rahm's forced email dump would produce some new revelations or deep insights into the workings of the Chicago mayor's anything-but-transparent regime, forget about it. This was no Wikileaks, but rather a carefully planned dump of personal emails that mostly reads like a collection of the mayor's news clippings assembled by his overstaffed press office. Nothing revealing about the mayor's cover-up in the Laquan McDonald killing.

What is revealed is the easy access to the mayor for the state's corporate and hedg-fund muckety-mucks (Pritzker, Rowe, Griffin, Rauner...), especially on matters of privatization, unions (CTU) and pension-busting and the privileging of charter schools (especially Noble Network) over neighborhood public schools.

Here, for example is a missive from former Exelon CEO John Rowe to Emanuel on public school reform efforts.



The first line has Rowe coming to bury former Mayor Daley, not to praise him, in a statement Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's email dump tells little we didn't already know.:




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