Where oh where is Rahm Emmanuel? -- Hiding

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    Emanuel: I'm Getting Death Threats Over Blagojevich Scandal
    Obama's Chief of Staff Refuses to Go to Work Because of Media Stakeout

    The President-elect's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, said today he won't go to the Chicago Presidential transition offices in order to avoid reporters seeking to ask him whether he had contact with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich about the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama's election.

    Emanuel appeared "beet-red," according to an ABC News cameraman who was invited inside by Emmanuel to use his bathroom this morning.

    "I'm getting regular death threats. You've put my home address on national television. I'm pissed at the networks. You've intruded too much, " Emanuel said, according to the cameraman.

    Emanuel has refused to comment as to whether he is the un-named Presidential advisor cited in the FBI affidavit filed in the Blagojevich case. "You're wasting your time," Emanuel told a Chicago Sun-Times reporter yesterday. "I'm not going to say a word to you. I'm going to do this with my children. Don't do that. I'm a father. I have two kids. I'm not going to do it."

    Asked, "Can't you do both?" Emanuel replied, "I'm not as capable as you. I'm going to be a father. I'm allowed to be a father," and he pushed the reporter's digital recorder away, according to the Sun Times account.

    U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says there is "nothing in the complaint" that implicates President-elect Obama but the affidavit suggests someone from the Obama camp was in touch with Blagojevich or his aides, if only to tell the Governor that Obama would not offer anything but "appreciation" in exchange for the Senate appointment.

    The President-elect said yesterday he would gather and make public a list of any aides or advisors who talked with Blagojevich on his behalf. Emanuel has not yet resigned his seat in Congress, the seat previously held by Blagojevich
    ABC News: Emanuel: I'm Getting Death Threats Over Blagojevich Scandal
     
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    This is hilarious!
    The little punk "tough guy" is running scared from the press. Poetic justice at it`s best.
     
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    That's beginning to look like a smart move.
     
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    they all look like litte wharf rats!
     
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    If he's hiding, why would he invite someone in to use his toilet?

    :doubt:
     
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    Maybe he is an alumni of the Larry Craig School of Meat Gazers ?
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    haha Interesting exchange.
     
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    he's a closet republican. shhhh...
     
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    He's history.
     
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    Maybe not, if this is all that went on, it would be normal. From this mornings Trib:

    Rahm Emanuel talked with governor's office about who should fill Obama's Senate seat -- chicagotribune.com

     

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