Rahm Emanuel Named Chief of Staff

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    (CNN) -- U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel will bring a "tough-minded" and "pragmatic" approach to the White House when he becomes President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, according to people who know the Chicago, Illinois, native.

    Emanuel, a former top aide to President Clinton, has accepted the position in the new administration, Obama confirmed in a statement Thursday.

    "I announce this appointment first because the chief of staff is central to the ability of a president and administration to accomplish an agenda," Obama said. "And no one I know is better at getting things done than Rahm Emanuel."

    In the job, Emanuel would oversee the White House staff. The chief of staff is usually involved in all the major decisions that the president makes and is responsible for making sure the administration carries out the president's wishes. Watch Emanuel call himself "fortunate" »

    The chief of staff also often is involved in negotiations with congressional leaders when major legislation is under consideration.[/QUOTE]

    Emanuel expected to bring 'tough-minded' approach to White House - CNN.com
     
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    Emanuel expected to bring 'tough-minded' approach to White House - CNN.com[/QUOTE]

    According to the Cook County Assessor's website, the Chicago home of four-term Democrat Congressman and likely new White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, doesn't exist. While the address of 4228 North Hermitage is listed as Emanuel's residence on the Illinois State Board of Elections' website, there seems to be no public record of Emanuel ever paying property taxes on this home.

    The Cook County Assessor's and Cook County Treasurer's online records indicate Emanuel's Chicago neighbors pay between $3,500 and $7,000 annually. However, Illinois Review has been unable to locate any evidence that the former Clinton advisor and investment banker is paying his fair share of Cook County's notoriously high tax burden.

    Emanuel and Rule declared their 4228 North Hermitage home as the office location for their personal non-profit foundation called the "Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule Charitable Foundation". As the non-profit's headquarters, their home could be exempt from paying property taxes. Source * Illinois review


    EMANUEL: “The Most Important Questions Are ‘What Did Republican Leadership Know’ And ‘When Did They Know It?’” (Christi Parsons, “GOP Leaders Defend Handling Of Page Scandal,” Chicago Tribune, 10/1/06)

    ABC NEWS: “Senior Democratic Leaders In The House Of Representatives, Including Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Il) … Have Been Working With Mahoney To Keep The Matter From Hurting His Re-Election Campaign, The Mahoney Staffers Said.” (Emma Schwartz, Rhonda Schwartz, And Vic Walter, “Congressman's $121,000 Payoff To Alleged Mistress,” ABC News, 10/13/08)

    The Chicago congressman and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus has been described in the past as a profane, hyperactive attack dog-- Time Magazine

    Last night Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel — who’s vying with his brother for the mantle of the pushiest Emanuel — turned in a squeamishly embarrassing performance on the Daily Show. The gem of the evening came when Emanuel joined the Christian Action Network, the National Enquirer, and Ed Klein in insinuating or claiming that Hillary Clinton is a lesbian. At the end of Emanuel’s extended (and tortured) riff about Bush’s attempts to compare himself with FDR, Stewart joked that the Democrats’ plan seemed to be exhuming the 32nd president, to which Emanuel replied:

    “Well, Hillary’s helping us with the Eleanor part.”

    The fact is, Bush's war policy has failed. It's failed! Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?
    Rahm Emanuel

    Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies.
    Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore.
    Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries.
    Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries.
    Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China.

    As the head of the Democratic Caucus this man is a highly partisan Democrat as his record proves over and over. His most famous quote is "fuc* all republicans" which he is famous for uttering at a meeting of the Demcratic Caucus in 2006 after the Democrats won the House and Senate back. If this choice is any indication of how President-Elect Obama will govern it does not appear it will be from the center. However, I can see where he would pick someone like Emanuel to keep the Democrats in congress from trying to steam roll Obama as well.
     
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    it's funny, cuz on Morning Joe today they were talking like Rahm had turned down the job and claiming it was Obama's first bumble? :lol: more con spin I guess cuz I know Joe is a Repub.

    what difference does it make to you Willow? he's not your president anyway? You live in Willowland....where you have no president and no country to speak of.
     
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    Didn't you hear the news on Fox?


    ALL of this is just a big conspiracy,



























    JUST TO PISS WILLOW OFF!!!!!!!!!!!! :rofl:
     
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    Pretty sure Joe meant Lugar, who did turn down a cabinet post, I believe.
     
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    Yes he did, they had an interview with him here on our local Indy news.

    Cali, can you believe Indiana went BLUE?
     
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    He sounds like a badass that will probably be VERY effective at his job.
     
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    emanuel is a doer...he get s the job done and isn't as liberal as one would think....he is the one that got Democrats to win out in 2006 but if memory serves me he did this by putting in a new bunch of CONSERVATIVE leaning Democrats as candidates to beat the Republicans...is my understanding of him....but, we will see...

    care
     
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    A hard ass chief of staff....good choice Obama.

    Also having Podesta help with the transition team is a good choice as well.

    Now Colin Powell for Secretary of Defense and Bill Clinton for Secretary of State.

    I can see Bill now......

    "I look forward to meeting with Mrs. Sarkozy."
     
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