Doesn't take long for voters in Illinois to forget. No one from Chicago can lecture about Egyptians unready for Democracy.
Citing testimony from the trials of other Daley administration officials, del Valle walked through which political troops were dispatched from City Hall to help Rahm Emanuel get elected to Congress in 2000.
“Rahm Emanuel would have had a difficult time getting elected congressman without the patronage armies helping him,” del Valle said. “HDO worked in the Emanuel campaign for congress in 2000. [Sewer Dept. Official Mary Jo] Falcon testified she orchestrated a show of support for Emanuel at [convicted former Daley Patronage Chief Robert] Sorich’s request. These people demonstrated a show of support for Emanuel, and Emanuel is, of course, supporting the status quo.”