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Faster Than a Speeding Rahm

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Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (provided he or she emails me at mtracy@tabletmag.com 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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