March 4, 2011

Rahm’s Tweeting Doppelganger Emerges to Claim Charity Donation

Posted in Philanthropy at 3:18 pm by philanthropynews

Throughout Rahm Emanuel’s Mayoral campaign in Chicago, the notoriously foul-mouthed politician was shadowed by a tweeter whose tweets under the nom de plume @mayoremanuel were a work of profane art. If you have not yet read them and have a tolerance for gritty language, you should. The doppelganger had many more Twitter followers (more than 39,000) than the real candidate (11,000).

The real Rahm was intrigued and declared that if the fake Rahm came forward he would give $5,000 to the charity of his choice. Some think he may have offered the reward to stop rumors that he himself was writing the expletive filled missives.

(Read more via The Nonprofit Quarterly.)