Do I have this straight: a Daley resigns to make room for Rahm, Rahm resigns to make room for another Daley, and nobody thinks this fishy?
Indeed, that's how things appear to be playing out. Here's a very simplified timeline:
September, 2010: Chicago Mayor Richard Daley shocks the city by unexpectedly announcing he won't seek another term in office. This opens a path for then-White House Chief of Staff and native Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel to fulfill his lifelong dream of leading the Windy City.
October, 2010: Rahm Emanuel departs the White House to pursue a mayoral run (which, in time, is aided by a very friendly ruling by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners on his fulfillment of residency requirements).
January, 2011: Seeking a permanent replacement for the man gunning to succeed Mayor Richard Daley, President Obama reportedly picks...the brother of Mayor Richard Daley, Bill Daley.
It's all so cozy, convenient, and -- of course -- thoroughly coincidental. That's the Chicago Way.