Emanuel has accepted Chief of Staff

MSNBC has just reported that Rahm Emanuel has accepted the job of Chief of Staff for President Obama. There was talk that he wanted to pursue the Speaker of the House position, but apparently loyalty is much stronger than ambition.

Obama and Emanuel have a long friendship that goes back years.

The job offered came very early this morning when Obama when the Presidency.

Question, what happens to his seat?

Tags: obama, president, transition team (all tags)

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Oh

Well at least we've gotten him out of the House. With any luck, his self-serving DLC MO will end up embarrassing Obama's administration and get him kicked out.  Certainly easier than defeating him in the House.

Now watch for a WH agenda that places its highest priorities on Obama's corporate donors.  Hopefully Obama can serve his donors and still do something for the good of the country too.  

Rahm and Pelosi have already told us that health care reform is "off the table", so there we go!

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2 008/11/05/1651482.aspx

by Betsy McCall 2008-11-05 09:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Oh

I almost feel sorry for Obama.

His core supporters will back him no matter what.  But there are plenty who bought the hype or believed the campaign promises, or both.  These people are going to be pissed.   We'll have a whole group of nitwits running for Nader or someother fool in 2010 because they didn't get their "change."

What change?   Go to the store and buy a pack of gum.

by RichardFlatts 2008-11-05 09:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Oh

Where do you see words to that effect?  That certainly isn't what the article says.

by rfahey22 2008-11-05 10:14AM | 0 recs
Huh?

Did you just... write off Obama's administration as a probable failure because of one appointee?

by Dracomicron 2008-11-05 10:26AM | 0 recs
Re: Huh?

Not to mention one that will be serving to get an agenda done, not to define the agenda. In that capacity, he would work pretty damn well. When pressed to think of who could do that if he didn't take it, it was hard to think about. In a Democratic party full of Nerf, he's one of the only real hardballs there.

by vcalzone 2008-11-05 10:45AM | 0 recs
Seriously

The Obama administration is going to need some Chicago hardass attitude to fix this country.  

by Dracomicron 2008-11-05 11:16AM | 0 recs
Re: Oh

I don't think Nancy Pelosi has quite enough pull to tell Obama what he can and can't do. On the contrary, I think having a rebellious Pelosi removed as one of his first shows of influence would make him extraordinarily popular right out of the gate.

by vcalzone 2008-11-05 10:47AM | 0 recs

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