Via Ben Smith, I see the Chicago Sun-Times has offered up this informative Q&A regarding Rahm Emanuel's difficulties establishing Chicago residency to run for mayor. It contains this illuminating nugget:
Q. Isn’t this just Emanuel’s opponents exploiting Illinois’ strict election laws to try to “deny voters choices” as Emanuel’s supporters have argued.
A. Yes. It’s a storied tradition. In 2004, Emanuel used a ballot challenge to try to oust his primary opponent for Congress. President Obama won his first election the same way, using ballot challenges to knock all his opponents for state Senate off the ballot and win by default.
If Rahm Emanuel can't establish residency, he doesn't deserve a whole lot of sympathy considering his past exploitation of the state's strict residency laws.