Magazine November 1, 2010, Issue

Out of the Loop

(Darren Gygi)
Rahm Emanuel stages a homecoming parade


Rahm Emanuel has juked me again. I let him out of earshot for the first time all day — to debrief a young couple who’d just finished chatting with him between bites of scrambled egg at the Lincoln Restaurant, a greasy spoon with purple vinyl booths and an Honest Abe theme in Chicago’s North Central neighborhood — and, just like that, he was gone.

I have spent much of the last week trying to massage his press flacks, to acclimate them to the idea of a National Review reporter trailing their candidate and assure them that this isn’t to be a

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