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Rahmapalooza - "Change" In His Own Words

By Chuck Sudo in News on May 16, 2011 9:00PM

Here are some of the more choice quotes from Mayor Emanuel's inaugural address. We think you'll pick up on a theme pretty quick.

"Today, more than any other time in our history, more than any other place in our country, the city of Chicago is ready for change."
As your new mayor, it is an honor to fight for the change we need and a privilege to lead the city we love.
New times demand new answers; old problems cry out for better results. This morning, we leave behind the old ways and old divisions and begin a new day for Chicago. I am proud to lead a city united in common purpose and driven by a common thirst for change.
"Now, I fully understand that there will be those who oppose our efforts to reform our schools, to cut costs and make government more effective. Some are sure to say, 'This is the way we do things -- we can't try something new' 'Those are the rules -- we can't change them.'”
"Chicago is the city of “yes, we can” -- not “no, we can't.” From now on, when it comes to change, Chicago will not take no for an answer."
"City Council members, new and old -- I reach out a hand of mutual respect and cooperation and I welcome your ideas for change."
"That also goes for businesses large and small, and for all of our labor unions. It goes for organizations from every neighborhood, and our charitable and academic institutions. All of us have a role to play in writing Chicago's next chapter. And anyone open to change will have a seat at that table."