Friday Letters: Emanuel ‘wings it again’

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, announces that he is appointing Eddie Johnson, right, the current Chief of Patrol, as the interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department at CPD Headquarters in Chicago on Monday, March 28, 2016. Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP)

What? Mayor Rahm Emanuel wings it again. He surprises us and the Police Board by taking rogue action.  How can it be acceptable that he chooses as the city’s next police superintendent a person who did not even apply? It was a waste of time for the Police Board, who might have to start over. Rahm, you aren’t in Washington anymore; you can’t take such actions as this.

Mae Chin, Lincoln Park

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Proof you can be too rich

Bruce Rauner and Donald Trump are on their way to resolving that age-old conundrum: Can you be too rich? Yes, you can. When your money allows you to buy your own reality, there is a danger you will make decisions  based on what you want, not on facts. You can say you will build a wall to prevent Mexicans from entering the United States and you can say you will make them pay for it, but that’s not reality. Or, likewise, you can veto a higher education funding bill and then blame your political opponents for the imminent demise of Chicago State University as Gov. Rauner has done. Or, as he also did, you can lose critical elections for which you shelled out millions and call them “wins.”

They think they’re the boss of everyone, that there’s nothing they can’t buy.

Kay Catlin, St. Charles

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