Maybe if I called once a week to give David Brooks the scoop he’d write a nice one about me too.  At least, Brooks makes his long acquaintance with Emanuel transparent, and his view of Emanuel stays balanced.  Rahm’s running for mayor of Chicago, and he’s looking to urban centrists, many of whom read Brooks.  So, it’s probably a bit of a get for Rahm.

Personality and politics aside, Rahm seems like a very competent, impressive guy.  He’s got a great resume to run a city.  Brooks makes him sound about as snazzy as I’d ever believe, given what I’ve already read.