Real Rahm Emanuel visits fake Rahm at book event
BY MIKE LANSU Staff Reporter September 6, 2011 10:00PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid a surprise visit to the Hideout for a book signing by Dan Sinker. Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey tweeted this photo of the two Tuesday night.
Updated: November 9, 2011 12:07PM
The real Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the fake Rahm Emanuel met Tuesday night -- but this time there was no vortex.
The mayor showed up at the Hideout for an event to promote “The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel” -- a book of vulgar tweets by Dan Sinker who was posing as Emanuel during his campaign for mayor.
Emanuel signed books, talked to patrons, joked with the owners and left about an hour into the 6 p.m. event at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., according to people in attendance.
The @MayorEmanuel Twitter handle gained popularity before the election, and Sinker announced he was the secret author after Emanuel became mayor.
The fake mayor in Sinker’s imagination stopped tweeting when he was sucked into a vortex after meeting another Rahm Emanuel.
The book contains all of the @MayorEmanuel tweets and as well as comments from Sinker explaining his jokes.