Obviously, his reception in Chicago has been less warm than expected, so rather than releasing a stream of expletives on national television, he's taking his mayoral show on the road to the West Coast where people are still comfortable with him, possibly because they have yet to encounter reality.
I've just learned that five well-known Hollywood Democrats -- David
Geffen, Bob Iger, Peter Chernin, Haim Saban, and Ari Emanuel -- are
hosting a November 4th fundraiser for Ari's brother Rahm Emanuel in his
bid to become Chicago's next mayor...he Hollywood fundraiser will be held at Saban's palatial Beverly Hills home.
It's kind of weird that Rahm would have to travel three thousand miles to meet with a bunch of people who know little to nothing about Chicago politics in order to raise a buck or two. First he films his "hey I'm in Chicago" video in his DC office and now he holds his first Chicago fundraiser in Los Angeles? I get that "local issues" don't seem to matter a whole hell of a lot anymore - plenty of candidates are raising cash from people whose lives they can't immediately f**k up - but he's got to be aware of the PR consequences...right? Especially now that Howard Dean's machine is in Chicago backing a certain hooker-busting, foreclosure-stopping, well-coiffed Cook County sheriff...right?
I suspect the marketing genius behind this is the same one who suggested that Barack Obama start using teleprompters and checking the price of arugula in the Whole Foods.