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Daley: Wall Street Judas Comment a "Disgrace"

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    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)

    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. 

    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)

    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."

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    [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)

    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?"