So here's a new take on all this Rahm-for-Mayor talk: he might not even be eligible. Apparently "noted election-law expert" Burt Odelson says current White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is not, in fact, a Chicago resident, after having leased his Chicago home in September 2009. Odelson says that would mean he cannot actually run for mayor, as he reportedly plans on doing.

Admittedly, one would think someone in Emanuel's camp would have checked this before the chief of staff decided to leave his rather nice current position. It seems unlikely that such a major roadblock would have gone unnoticed up until now. But the notion, first reported on Chicago's WLS radio station, certainly caught Daniel Foster's attention over at National Review. It could make for some interesting speculation in the next few days.