July 22nd, 2011
12:01 PM ET
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Angus001

    Should have take an "act like a man" lesson from Christy.

    July 22, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. Malty

    I actually don't care where his kids go to school. It's his choice as a father.

    That said, I think that Chicago made a huge mistake. Why do some of these big cities keep electing these guys? Get someone who will actually improve the quality of life....

    July 22, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  3. Michael

    Oh, please. It seems as though he doesn't want to use his children as a "political tool," however his decision to send them to a private school obviously shows his lack of faith in the Chicago Public School system! As a politician, the only time you're not under scrutiny is when you're in the bathroom or at home.

    July 22, 2011 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie told the voter “none of her business why his kids are in private school” that was rude

    CNN if you want fair and balance report both the story

    July 22, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  5. Erik

    What a sorry response from Emanuel! That question in no way crosses any lines. It was a question he was embarrassed to answer given his political support for public schools, so he picked up his marbles and went home. Clear and simple.

    July 22, 2011 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  6. Democrat Class Warfare & Race Baiting - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Guess he doesn't like being proven a hypocrite on camera. Go figure!

    July 22, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  7. BCM

    As a parent I respect his right to make decisions regarding his children's education. The Chicago Public School system is lousy at best and I would never send my children to those schools. This is the primary reason that most young families I know leave the city to live in the suburbs when their children reach school age. I don't believe his children should receive an inferior education simply because he's the mayor.

    July 22, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  8. Fair is Fair

    How perfectly petulant of the Mayor of Chicago.

    July 22, 2011 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Did he put the kids in play? No? Then it shouldn't have been asked in the first place. Unless they put the kids in play...you know, like a certain someone who CNN can't seem to recognize as a non-story and who gave us her joke daughter who is almost as big of a repeated non-story on the Ticker...then they should be left out of it, regardless of which party you're in.

    July 22, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  10. ConservaFASCISTS/Alan West = Masogonist

    Would you like to compare those numbers to Obama's??? Didn't think so!!
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    No, but I'd like to compare his healthcare bill to Obama's. I believe T-Paw called it OBAMNEYCARE.

    July 22, 2011 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Guess he doesn't like being proven a hypocrite on camera."

    And I guess you really don't understand what hypocrisy is.

    July 22, 2011 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  12. Moontree

    Chicago voters, like American voters in 2008, are going to get what they deserve for being so foolish.

    July 22, 2011 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "What a terrible idea it would be to force our elected officials to not spend money the country doesn't have!"

    The country has it...it's just that over the past 4 decades it's all been given to approximately 1% of the populace after taking it from the middle-class. The GOP accelerated that to the Nth degree with the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003. Now, 400 families in this country have an aggregate net worth greater than 150,000,000 Americans combined, executive compensation has grown tenfold while their taxes went down below the rates paid by the middle-class due to loopholes, deductions only they can take and reduced capital gains tax rates, and middle-class salaries have purposefullyk been kept stagnant in order to force people to live on consumer debt products (which of course throw off lots of capital gains earnings for those who can afford to invest in them...i.e., the people writing your paychecks so small) and make them feel that the lowest tax rates in 60+ years are too high. So no. It's not that the country doesn't have the money. It's that it was all given to a very VERY small number of people in this country who use it to convince elected officials not to take it back.

    July 22, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. gt

    he must of watch white sox mng. ozzie handel a interview...they act alot alike..

    July 22, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  15. T'sah from Virginia

    He was much more classy than Christie!!!

    July 22, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    The biggest difference between Christie and Emanuel is that Christie was talking to a constituent, while Emanuel was talking with a reporter.

    One you are supposed to suck up to, and the other should suck up to you.

    July 22, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  17. Rick McDaniel

    Well, of course his children don't go to public school. That's why politicians are so willing to force the middle class to accept public schools........because their own kids don't have to contend with the issues in public schools, especially inner city schools.

    July 22, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  18. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Democrat Class Warfare & Race Baiting – Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    "Guess he doesn't like being proven a hypocrite on camera. Go figure!"
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    It's choice as a dad where his kids go to school; I suspect they probably go to a Jewish school. Your post evinces clearly your lack of objectivity. Try that for a change instead of your usual hateful tripe.

    July 22, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  19. Democrat Class Warfare & Race Baiting - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    I don't believe his children should receive an inferior education simply because he's the mayor.
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    Isn't it HIS JOB to fix them??? Isn't he RESPONSIBLE for the school system? The city has been controlled and run by the Democrats for how many decades? The teachers unions are major supporters of the Democrat Party. Sending his kids to private schools is a total admission of failure on ALL of them.

    July 22, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  20. R

    @ Sniffit
    Watch the video. The reporter was simply asking a question, and Rahm had a hissy fit. End of story. No putting the kids "in play" as you say.

    And guess what – none of you know what hypocrisy is, because it's the newest "buzz word" that politicians call one another, and you all are just so wrapped up in your own political party, that you start acting like the same childish politicians we have right now.

    July 22, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  21. Malick Rexorte

    If he really, truly was concerned about not putting his kids out in the public's view he should not have ran for PUBLIC office!!!

    July 22, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  22. Democrat Class Warfare & Race Baiting - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Shouldn't the kids of ALL Democrats be forced to attend public schools? After all, it is the totally failed system they and their union toadys have foisted on the rest of us. Just like Congress, they pass laws that affect all of US and then exempt themselves from the very same law. Dishonest, disingenuous hypocrites, the whole bunch.

    July 22, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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    July 22, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  24. Randy

    The funny thing was the question wasn't about the kids It was about a decision he was going to make as parent who happens to be a public official. It's times like this that I wish the press would just not show up for his next public appearance. I guess when you don't believe in the systems that you are supposed to support, people lose a lot of faith in you.

    July 22, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  25. DumbasRocks [R]s

    Hey, Democrat Class Warfare & Race Baiting: you are correct, he apparently "doesn't like being proven a hypocrite on camera". This is one of the big differences between [D]s and [R]s. [R]s just love to show-off their hypocrisy in front of the camera. In fact, it appears to be a rite-of-passage with them, driven by you drooling morons out here in the elctorate who go out of your way to actually celebrate uber-partisan, rightwing hypocrits. Go figure!

    I've got no problem with Emanuel getting criticized for his behavior. But please, criticism about [D] hypocrisy from the [R]ightwing is like a surgeon being criticed for his cutting technique by a serial killer.

    July 22, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
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