A Chicago citizen gets an unexpected recommendation
The best reference when searching for a new job is someone who knows you well, but another good option is to run into the mayor on your commute. And if that mayor is a famously profane individual who can scare your prospective employer into making you an offer? Well, that works too.
For more on Emanuel's work as executive of the Windy City, read Jonathan Alter's profile from the April issue of The Atlantic.