Causes will match Rahm Emanuel’s charitable donation for the identity of Twitter impostor
Posted Feb 24, 2011 by Jen Burton
Your next motherfucking mayor. Get used to it, assholes.
That’s not the story here, though. In early September, 2010 an enterprising smartaleck created an impostor Twitter account purporting to be Rahm Emanuel: Twitter.com/MayorEmanuel. The profanity-laced account has amused the man himself to the point where the real Rahm Emanuel has offered to make a $2,500 or $5,000 donation to the charity of the impostor’s choice (we’re not sure what it would take to get Emanuel to up the amount to $5k, but whatever) if that person steps forward and identifies themselves. That’s nice, Mayor Emanuel, but we want more.
As far as we know, the hilarious writer behind the fake account remains unknown to the masses. Last night the account posted a series farewell tweets culminating with, “And now all I can hear is that music, and suddenly everything just fucking…”
Everything just what, @mayoremanuel? How about everything this: you culminate your run by creating a cause for the charity of your choice on Causes.com, reveal yourself there and then once Mayor Emanuel makes the promised donation (out of his own pocket, of course), Causes.com will match it dollar for dollar. I bet $10 that we won’t be the only ones making donations (of course, if I lose, I’ll donate that $10 to the cause which means I win, and that just gets confusing).