When I was in D.C., an old Chicago friend asked me what Rahm Emanuel was up to back in Chi-Town. It took me some time to explain how autocrat Rahm, the man in charge of our public schools, was handing over our great city to his billionaire patrons. His M.O. -- privatization of public space, corporate cronyism, no-bid contracts, union-busting, all on a scale that makes the Daley dynasty look like small-time petty thievery.
To clear up any confusion, I am sending him this Tribune story about Rahm's secret no-bid deal gone awry with Bombardier. Or as Rahm crony, Forrest Claypool (pictured above) describes it, "a very, very rare potential for a win-win."