Rahm Emanuel says the residency rules for running for office be damned if they don't work for him

Apparently there is an exception in the residency law if the president gives you a job offer.

"Fundamentally, when a president asks you to serve the country as his chief of staff, you do it," Emanuel said. “Fundamentally, when a president asks you to serve the country as his chief of staff, that counts as part of serving your country," Emanuel said. "I have no doubt that in the end we will prevail at this effort. As my father always used to say, nothing is ever easy in life. This is just one turn in the road.

“The Supreme Court has an obligation -- not an obligation -- to hear the case, to make a decision quickly, so both not only voters have a clarity they need, but there’s a clarity to the issues we are discussing in front of the voters as it relates to the challenges that we have as a city for our future," Emanuel said. . . .

The law isn't as important as what Emanuel decides that the end goal should be. You know that there is a reason why there are residency requirements.
"I do believe that the people of the city of Chicago deserve the right to make a decision on who they want to be their next mayor,” Emanuel said. . . .

The judges were pretty clear and what they say seems obvious.
The judges panel said it had concluded that Emanuel “neither meets the Municipal Code’s requirement that he have ‘resided in’ Chicago for the year preceding the election in which he seeks to participate nor falls within any exception to the requirement.” . . .

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