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Rahm: ‘For Sale’ YouTube Video Is Typo

From NBC Chicago:

Rahm Denies "For Sale" YouTube Video

By Mary Ann Ahern
December 13, 2010

Part of the evidence being used in the residency challenge to Rahm Emanuel’s candidacy is a YouTube video displaying his home for sale. 

The realtor’s tour-style video, which was put together for Real Estate Agent Charlotte Newberger, shows sweeping images of the Emanuel home at 4228 Hermitage Avenue set to wistful piano music.

Though the video is clearly labeled "Homes for Sale – 4228 Hermitage, Chicago, Il, 60613 – Charlotte Newberger," Emanuel’s camp says there was a typo.

"The house was never for sale somebody just tagged ‘for sale’ on the YouTube site," said an Emanuel campaign staffer. Another staffer promised more information later this afternoon. "The house was never for sale, only for rent."

This video comes on top of this earlier report from the Chicago Sun-Times:

Emanuel claimed part-year residency in ’09

BY ABDON PALLASCH AND MONIFA THOMAS
Dec 12, 2010

When Rahm Emanuel originally filed his 2009 Illinois tax return, he indicated he was only a “part-year resident’’ of the state that year, since he had moved to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s chief of staff.

But after he decided to return to Chicago to run for mayor this fall — and after several people challenged whether he was eligible to run based on the fact that he hadn’t lived in the city for a full-year prior to the Feb. 2 election — he filed an amended return.

“The original return’s statements regarding part-year residency were not accurate,” Emanuel and his wife wrote in a return filed Nov. 24. “The amended returns make clear that we were full-year residents of Illinois in 2009. … We are also full-year residents of Illinois in 2010.”

The tax returns were among the hundreds of documents released late Saturday in response to a Freedom of Information request by the Chicago-Sun-Times…

Attorney Burt Odelson, who is leading the charge to knock Emanuel off the ballot, said Saturday night that the fact that Emanuel filed the “non-resident and part-year resident’’ tax return shows even he acknowledged — at least initially — he wasn’t a resident in the last half of 2009 or for most of 2010 before he moved back to the state recently…

On the original Illinois return, in response to the question, “Were you, or your spouse … a full-year resident of Illinois during the tax year?’’ Emanuel checked “No.’’ He said he lived in the state only until June 30, 2009

What a shock to see that Rahm Emanuel, a respected and powerful Democrat politician, plays fast and loose with the truth.

Our ideals are crushed once again.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “Rahm: ‘For Sale’ YouTube Video Is Typo”

  1. TerryAnne says:

    From the YouTube clip about – 4.0 Beds – 3.1 Baths

    What the heck are 3.1 baths? Or should I even ask, given the person this is about?

    • JohnMG says:

      3.1 Baths

      (.1 Bath)=Chamber pot in the dog house.

      I would imaging Rham spends a fair amount of time there–when he’s in Illinois, that is.

    • tranquil.night says:

      The third bathroom actually is a group shower where Ram threatens dissenters in the nude.

    • JohnMG says:

      What are we talking about here, tn? Assault with a friendly weapon?

    • TerryAnne says:

      tn…that’ll be $1 m for therapy. There’s not enough soap or bleach in the world to erase that mental picture.

      LOL!

    • tranquil.night says:

      Forgive me TerryAnne, hehe, but $1m? That check will be in the mail when I receive my Pigford settlement. Proper compliments are warranted to former Rep. Eric Massa for that image as well.

      JMG – More lovers’ quarrels?

    • TerryAnne says:

      I’m in my early 30s. I figure $1 m will cover all the years of therapy that’ll require. LOL!

    • U NO HOO says:

      “What the heck are 3.1 baths?”

      My Dad would say the .1 is the window to empty the chamber pot.

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      I suspect that extra tenth of a bathroom is really just a stick in the eye to the other folks in the neighborhood who get by on a measly three, just to remind them who’s who.

  2. GL0120 says:

    Since when does For Sale mean Not For Sale?
    Whenever a Democrat says so!
    Words do have meanings but the meanings are different for ordinary people.

    • TerryAnne says:

      GL0120, your reprogramming appointment is scheduled for 15 December 2010.

      Please review the following before your appointment:
      2 + 2 = 5
      We’ve always been at war with Eastasia.

      Please do not bring any questions, as they will be duly ignored and become irrelevant once your appointment is complete.

      Thank you and we wish you the best!
      Barack Obama and Friends

  3. P. Aaron says:

    Any MLS data will show whether Rham’s house was multi-listed. Real Estate agencies are licensees of the state, and have to retain those realty records for at least 7 years. But, we are talking about Chicago here.

  4. U NO HOO says:

    Oh yeah, just an isolated incident.

  5. canary says:

    3.1 baths is Rahms skimping on property taxes. Possibly he is hiding a jacuzzi hot tub in his house which would increase his taxes. Perhaps he foolishly put live fish in the community tub, and died from global warming. Poor dead fish.


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