Mayor Rahmbo hasn't grown into the dignity of his new office

Rahm Emanuel is a nasty piece of work, and now that he holds elective office as mayor of Chicago, he hasn't mellowed out, as the head of the Chicago Teachers Union recently found out. Rahm had run for office partly on the basis of a pledge to extend the school day. During a meeting with Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers Union, Rahmbo exploded when challenged. Rosalind Rossi of the Chicago Sun-Times reports: The behind-the-curtain intensity of the battle was evident Friday, as Lewis described her meeting with Emanuel in the mayor's office a few weeks ago. Sitting next to her in a chair in front of his desk, the mayor talked about adding 90 minutes to the school day, saying "I can't have kids on the street at 2:15," Lewis recalled. "I called out what he was doing had nothing to do with education,'' Lewis said. She said she told him, "So this is not about education. This is about safety. ... This is babysitting and warehousing." At that point, the "craziness" began, Lewis...(Read Full Post)