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Faster Than a Speeding Rahm

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(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)

Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (provided he or she emails me at with his or her mailing address).

This week’s winner, “J Carpenter,” wrote of former White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel, now “running” to be mayor of Chicago, “I ran against Rahm in a 5K race last October in Chicago and beat him by over a minute . . . . :?).”

“J Carpenter” gets a copy of Adam Kirsch’s biography of Benjamin Disraeli, another brash Jewish put-down artist, who, when told by his great rival Gladstone that he would “die either by hanging or of some vile disease,” responded: “That all depends, sir, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress.” Oh, snap.

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Actually, that quotation is properly attributed to John Wilkes.

Dan Klein says:

Why would John Wilkes run against Rahm Emanuel? THAT MAKES NO SENSE!


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Faster Than a Speeding Rahm

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