|Mayor Malaprop and Rahmberg Rabbit. 1989|
Rahmberg Rabbit, the mayor-in-waiting, is on his city wide listening tour. He is driving here, there, and everywhere. Mr. Rabbit claims he is the change we’ve been waiting for. Ah, that good old time hope and change religion. Rahmberg Rabbit claims he will reform the schools and the streets.
Of course he has said nothing about ethics reform, contract and vendor reforms, or any other reform to give us good government, clean government, honest government, and transparent government. He is mum on how he will transform city government to make it easier for businesses to start, operate, manage, or expand. He has said nothing about the economic blight in the African American communities. Blight the Democrats created and maintained for their own evil purposes.
Rahmberg Rabbit is a Chicago Democrat, after all. A good Chicago Democrat. That means leaving well enough alone. Do not touch the third rail of Chicago Politics. Good government reform. While most people see a polished political operative, the party power brokers see rabbit stew.
Rahmberg Rabbit cannot promise true reform. He, more than any other candidate knows, the next mayor will be a weak mayor. Once Mayor Malaprop leaves office, the City Council will assert its full constitutional authority and power. They will be in charge. The Gray Wolves will tell the mayor what to do. He will do it or be lunch. All of Rahmberg Rabbit’s swearing and stub pointing will be futile. The next mayor will be a puppet of the City Council and the Democratic Machine. Of all the candidates, Rahmberg Rabbit would make the perfect
Mr. Rabbit will do nothing to rock the boat. He will quietly assure any and all party power brokers that he will be a good puppet- it will be business as usual. Rahmberg will be a docile puppet. At the first snarl and baring of fangs, he will hop, scamper, and dash with his fluffy tail between his legs.
Rahmberg Rabbit is the candidate Chicago Democrats have been hoping for.