At 3 this afternoon, thousands of Chicago teachers will meet in a unity rally inside the Auditorium Theater at State & Congress. At 4:30, many more will join them in a massive show of solidarity with a rally and march.
I will definitely be there. Wouldn't want to miss this historic event.
******Rahm's poll numbers have plummeted in recent weeks, mainly in reaction to his attacks on the CTU. The mayor has shown himself to be little more than a union-busting corporate Republicrat in a town where there is no Republican Party. One party operative even astutely referred to him as the "Democrats' Karl Rove."
The most common remark I heard from people on the street was, "thank God we didn't get the Olympics."
But I thought the funniest example of positive NATO spin was the claim that there was "less traffic congestion" during the Summit. Well, Duh! Yes, if you force thousands of downtown workers to stay home and not go to work, and if you close the Kennedy and other highways so that visiting dignitaries can move freely, there will likely be less traffic. That's the economic bonanza promised by the mayor.
Who are you crappin, Rahm?