LOL.. as I posited here the other day.. it's only a matter of time until
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel totally blows up over those darn teachers.
If the striking Chicago teachers wanted to see the mayor as some angry Rahmpelstiltskin — stamping his feet in those in curly-toed boots, shrieking to be paid for spinning all that straw into gold — they'll have to wait a few more days.Every day that goes by with this strike not settled in some sort of equitable way means more pressure is applied to Rahm from on High... to get the strike settled quickly.
It's not yet time for fairy tales.
The teachers strike is only days old, and Chicago parents are still able to juggle time off from work and get in-laws or friends to watch the kids. Parents are increasingly frustrated, but they haven't turned on him yet.
The kids haven't driven Grandma crazy," said a longtime North Side alderman at City Hall when I asked how long Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold on. "But if it goes on, they will. And once Grandma can't take it anymore, then we'll see."
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis knows this. As does Emanuel. It's building on him.