The Rahm/Sinker summit, live!

March 2, 2011

Recapping my live Twitter coverage of the Rahm Emanuel/Dan Sinker summit (all 140-character bursts as originally Tweeted, @ = @DanSinker, RR = the Real Rahm). (Photo of Dan Sinker above by Daniel X. O'Neil; see his photostream here.)

Much-hyped meeting of @MayorEmanuel and the real Rahm happening now live on WLS’s cheesy Roe & Roeper show: http://tinyurl.com/2g525sz
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“It’s like ‘Jeopardy,’ man,” somebody says. A lot of nervous laughter to start.
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Real Rahm says $5000 donation will go to an afterschool program. “What he is doing, this impersonator, is something serious [for kids].
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Charity is http://tinyurl.com/4njkxwz (Louder Than a Bomb, Young Chicago Authors)
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RR on @: “Many times he has expressed my sentiments exactly.” Tells joke about people thinking it WAS him.
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RR: "I have an agent for you in Hollywood!"
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RR keeps saying “We’ll have fun,” like forcing himself to believe. Meanwhile, more chat on charity.
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@: “I don’t even live in the city so I don’t have concerns about my residency.”
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Asked for favorite @ Tweet, RR repeats: “Many times he has expressed my sentiments exactly.”
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RR: “I can read ’em to my kids, help them go to sleep.”
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Roeper to @: “Real art form to this. You did a great job.” @ repeats origin myth.
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RR: Re: “BLANK My Father Says” starting as a Tweet: “I want you to think larger and bigger” (to @)
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@ really leaned on the four people who knew secret identity. Roe: “Axelrod wants to take it up personally.”
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Wrapping up already! RR: “We have a lot going on and a lot going for us… Compared to everything else, this was easy.”
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And it’s over already! Did journalism prof Dan ask a single substantive question?
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Nope! He seemed star-struck. And that was my problem with the whole thing.