The LuLac Edition #1448, Jan. 25th, 2011
PHOTO INDEX: CHICAGO AND 114TH DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE SID MICHAELS KAVULICH.
OH GO, OH GO EMANUEL
Rahm Emanuel should not appear on the Feb. 22 Chicago mayoral ballot, according to a ruling issued by an Illinois appellate court yesterday.
Emanuel told a news conference he would appeal the decision to the Illinois Supreme Court and would ask for an injunction so his name will appear on the mayoral ballot.
In a 2-1 ruling, the appellate panel said Emanuel does not meet the residency requirement of having lived in Chicago for a year prior to the election. The judges reversed a decision by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, which had unanimously agreed that Emanuel was eligible to run for mayor.
“We conclude that the candidate 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,” the majority judges wrote.
No wonder the Professor In Chief has been having so much difficulty expressing his agenda to the American public. This guy is supposed to be savvy politically, why in the world didn’t he check this all out? I mean this was something he was planning for quite a while and you don’t check out the residency requirements? This guy needs Ed Mitchell or Jim McNulty running his campaign!
ED TO MSNBC
Former Governor Ed Rendell will ink a deal with MSNBC to sign on as their political commentator for the 2012 race. Ed will be right at home bobbing and weaving with the best of them. Plus with Comcast's plan to buy NBC just about approved, Ed can move easily between loquacious politicians and the taciturn speech patterns of Andy Reid.
SID 'S TAKE
Sid Michaels Kavulich recently weighed in on the Adult Basic Insurance issue. As reported earlier here, funding for Adult Basic will go away by February. Governor Corbett has asked President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide some money to cover the program. The new representative noted that a few of his constituents who are part of the working poor are in dire need of the help. Corbett’s new Insurance Commissioner Mike Considine wrote to the President and Kathleen Sibelius on the matter. Michaels Kavulich pointed out that Blue Cross companies had been helping fund adultBasic. However, the blues’ agreement with the state has expired and they will no longer continue funding the program despite a $2 billion increase in their surpluses between 2002 and 2009. “I don’t know too many blue-collar workers who’ve seen their financial surpluses increase 60 percent in recent years. …”
Just like Phyllis Mundy’s attitude toward the Blues in Luzerne County, Sid has made himself crystal clear for his Lackawanna County constituents on this issue.