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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jennifer Hudson and Weight Watcher’s Cheryl Callan attend the opening of the Jennifer Hudson Weight Watchers Center on September 27, 2011 in Chicago.

The real Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the fake Rahm Emanuel met Tuesday night — but this time there was no vortex.

The mayor showed up at the Hideout for an event to promote “The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel” — a book of vulgar tweets by Dan Sinker who was posing as Emanuel during his campaign for mayor.

Emanuel signed books, talked to patrons, joked with the owners and left about an hour into the 6 p.m. event at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., according to people in attendance.

Real Rahm Emanuel visits fake Rahm at book event - Chicago Sun-Times

“I’ll give it to you if you are really that interested,” the 51-year-old mayor of Chicago says, sitting in a City Hall conference room one day in late June. “Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I swim a mile in a 50-meter pool. I do a short chest exercise. Then I run two miles home. Tuesday and Thursday, I do 25 miles on the bike on random level 15, 15 minutes on the elliptical. You don’t want to know this, but I do 100 sit-ups, 50 push-ups, and a weight routine. Saturday, I bike 20 miles outdoors.” On Sundays, Emanuel attends a yoga class, to undo the side effects of his running and biking.
from Business Week’s “The Reinvention of Rahm Emanuel.” (via sharedair)

Rahm Emanuel shares a laugh with Vice President Joe Biden during inaugural ceremonies Monday, May 16, 2011 in Chicago.

Marsha and Ben Emanuel, parents of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, hug after their son was sworn in a Chicago Mayor during inaugural ceremonies Monday, May 16, 2011 in Chicago.

In this odd adventure, Emanuel, 51, is something of a trailblazer: there are 17 living former presidential chiefs of staff, yet none have departed the White House for anything quite so humble as a bid for municipal office. James Jones, an Oklahoman who held the job under Lyndon Johnson, went on to serve a few terms in Congress; Dick Cheney, who staffed Gerald Ford, represented Wyoming in the House; and Erskine Bowles, who steered Bill Clinton through the Lewinsky saga, lost two U.S. Senate bids from North Carolina. But it’s something different to walk away from Situation Room crisis meetings, visits to foreign capitals, high-stakes budget negotiations and the Sunday-morning talk-show circuit for a rough-and-tumble world in which speedy garbage pickup can make you a hero and unplowed snow can ruin you.

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled 2-1 to overturn a Chicago Board  of Elections decision to allow Rahm Emanuel on the mayoral ballot.