I thought this bit of journalistic playfulness was worth pausing over. The Illinois Supreme Court ruled this afternoon that the Chicago Board of Election Commissions cease printing ballots without Rahm Emanuel’s name on them. The NY Times piece on this ruling (here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/us/politics/26rahm.html?_r=1&hp) included this:

“By noon, 300,000 ballots without his name had been finished when the Supreme Court issued its order that no ballots should be printed without his name. “We absolutely called the printers and said, ‘stop the presses,’ ” Jim Allen, a spokesman for Chicago’s Board of Election Commissioners, recounted not long after.”

He’s a spokesman for the Board of Election Commissions, and he recounted this information. Nice.