November 5, 2008

Looks like Obama offered the job of Chief of Staff to Josh Lyman, er, Rahm Emanuel. Wow, Obama’s not playing games, is he? Emanuel’s a tough-as-nails Chicago politician that isn’t afraid to play hardball when he has to (this is they guy who once told Tony Blair not to “fuck it up” when he worked in the Clinton White House). Doesn’t know whether he’s going to take it, though. The Republicans wanted to portray Obama as all rhetoric and pie-in-the-sky, but this guy didn’t rise to the top of Chicago Democratic politics by being a wuss.

Also ironic that after the McCain campaign tried the antisemite card at the end of the election, Obama’s first major appointment could be an Orthodox Jew who speaks Hebrew and whose father’s an Israeli-born Zionist and former member of Irgun.


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