Monday, December 8, 2008
Does everyone in Chicago know someone who knows the president-elect?
There’s an assumption that we’re all connected via six degrees of separation. The president knows so many people that it’s more likely just five degrees for him. For me it’s two—my rabbi in Lakeview has White House Chief of Staff-designate Rahm Emanuel as a congregant. I believe other city residents, including those not in government like myself, are similarly more closely connected.