The Chicago Mayoral election is today. Soon the city of Chicago will have a new mayor after a likely runoff election. For the Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, a new mayor likely means a new superintendent since a new mayor will likely want to start over with their choice to lead the Chicago Police Department (CPD).
Luckily for Superintendent Johnson, the Chicago Police Department is in the national spotlight because of the Jussie Smollett case. So Superintendent Eddie Johnson is in the perfect position to boost his resume and put himself in the national spotlight. He started preparing himself for the national stage by delivering a dramatic speech about Smollett’s alleged wrongdoing in front of the national press by saying how offended he were as an African American that Smollett chose to use a noose in his fake attack.
Now Superintendent Johnson is using the Smollett case to make the rounds on several national news broadcasts like he is auditioning for his next job as a news correspondent, elected official, superintendent of a new city or willing author looking for a book deal.
Superintendent Johnson talked about Smollett faking the attack to boost his career, but he is doing the same thing. He has gone full celebrity.
The case against Smollett is terrible for him, but on the other hand, is the best thing that ever happened to our new celebrity Superintendent who is milking it to boost his resume. I am sure Smollett's lawyer is taking notes.