Rahm Emanuel is a Bad Man Unwise
by Matt Stoller, Sun Sep 17, 2006 at 09:30:01 AM EDT
Congressman Emanuel is offering high-dollar donors the chance to bribe him in Time Magazine, a little less than two months before an election in which corruption is supposedly going to play a role. (via sirotablog)
"As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, Emanuel teamed with Senate campaign chair Chuck Schumer to tap uncharted donor fields in the financial industry. 'We're working outside of traditional banks,' he says proudly, 'into the private-equity world, the hedge-fund world, the distressed-debt world.' These 'worlds' know they are talking to a guy who not only runs the campaign committee, but who could be in the majority of the key financial committee--and maybe even majority leader."
Rahm Emanuel is a stupid corrupt man. He's blunt and persistent, with loads of energy. But he's still stupid, and he's still corrupt.
Does anyone in Chicago know of a possible primary challenger? He was a total machine guy when he was elected, and I imagine there's popular discontent with him. But I'm not sure. Anyone out there know what the situation is like on the ground?
Update: Ok, some of the commenters have good points. I am disappointed that open bragging about pandering to Wall Street seems to be something that activists like to see, but that's where we are. I wasn't right to call Rahm 'a bad man'. I don't know him. I just disagree with his political decisions and find his political values somewhat repugnant.