Why Does Rahm Emanuel Have A New York Times Vending Machine In His Crawl Space?

Among the odd things to come out of the hearing this week to determine if Rahm Emanuel has been a legal resident of Chicago for the past two years and this eligible to run for mayor, is this photograph of a crawlspace at Emanuel’s home in a Chicago neighborhood:

Right there in the middle-back of the photo is a New York Times street vending machine.


UPDATE (James Joyner):  It’s apparently the January 21, 2009 Inaugural edition of the paper.  What he’s doing with the vending machine, however, I don’t know.

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  1. DC Loser says:

    It looks like a very special headline on the paper in the machine. Perhaps he’s trying to preserve a historical moment with the paper’s front page in the machine.

  2. john personna says:

    A box full of all-the same books, too. Did he buy too many Obama books?