• Chandler West/Sun-Times
  • A photograph from last year’s Pride Parade

My man, the mayor, recently jetted in from another one of his vacations—this one to Israel—and picked up right where he left off before he departed . . .

Blaming someone else for the stupid stuff he’s done—or not done, as the case may be.

Specifically, he blamed state legislators for 1) not passing a gay marriage bill, and 2) not giving him a holiday on the $400 million contribution he’s supposed to make to the teachers’ pension fund.

Well, as I’ve mentioned before—always, always, always believe what Mayor Emanuel tells you at your own risk, Chicago.

Let’s start with gay marriage . . .