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    Daley: Wall Street Judas Comment a "Disgrace"
    With a scowl on his face and his finger wagging, Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday admonished comments made earlier this week calling Rahm Emanuel a "Wall Street Judas."

    With a scowl on his face and his finger wagging, Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday voiced disappointment over comments made earlier this week that referred to Rahm Emanuel as a "Wall Street Judas."

    "I think it's wrong for a campaign.  Win on the issues, and not on the ethnic origin or religious [background] of anyone.  Do not take that point.  And that lowers the campaign for the city of Chicago and it's a disgrace," he said during a question-and-answer session at City Hall. 

    He called on Gery Chico to publicly condemn and reject the comments.

    During a fiery speech introducing Chico at a fundraising event on Tuesday, the president of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, Jim Sweeney, called Emanuel "nothing but a Wall Street Judas."

    Daley: Wall Street Judas Comment a "Disgrace"

    [CHI] Daley: Wall Street Judas Comment a "Disgrace"
    With a scowl on his face and his finger wagging, Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday voiced disappointment over comments made earlier this week that referred to Rahm Emanuel as a "Wall Street Judas."
    (Published Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011)

    Sweeney said the remark was in reference to Judas being a traitor, but Emanuel was offended and his campaign said the remark had religious undertones.

    Daley agreed.

    "My brother was on Wall Street.  They didn't condemn him, did they?"

    Anti-Defamation League Wants Chico to Denounce "Judas" Comment

    [CHI] Anti-Defamation League Wants Chico to Denounce "Judas" Comment
    Lonnie Nasatir, the Regional Director for the Greater Chicago Anti-Defamation League, says he doesn't blame Chico for another man's comments, but says the candidate needs to more publicly reject it.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011)