[monotone] Bad Mayor Emanuel. Bad.
No biscuit: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says Mayor Rahm Emanuel “exploded” at her during a conversation in his office about his signature longer-school-day effort, pointing his finger at her, yelling and telling her, “F— you, Lewis.” “I just want to call it immense disrespect for me and the Chicago Teachers Union,’’ Lewis told the Chicago Sun-Times Friday. “I didn’t appreciate the way he | Read More »
Staffing news comes in threes.
So, in the last forty-eight hours or so, we’ve learned: Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is either leaving his job, or being shoved out of it, in the very near future; White House Budget Director Peter Orszag is going to be likewise leaving his job… not that anybody can tell the difference, given that WE DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE A BUDGET THIS YEAR BECAUSE DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS | Read More »
Emanuel and DeLauro and Greenberg. AGAIN.
Andrew Malcolm notes that Rahm Emanuel, while head of the DCCC, received free rent from the latter two (a married couple) for five years. Rosa DeLauro is a Congresswoman from Connecticut: Stan Greenberg’s consulting firm worked recently on a British Petroleum rebranding campaign. One of Greenberg’s companies (which included James Carville and Bob Shrum) also did a lot of polling work for… the DCCC. But | Read More »
Rahm Emanuel is right not to worry.
I have to disagree with RS McCain on this one: Emanuel may not be telling the truth on the passage of health care rationing, but he’s correct in dismissing the netroots. Turn off MSNBC. Tune out Howard Dean and Keith Olbermann. The White House has its liberal wing in hand on health care, says White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. [snip] The comments may | Read More »
The GOP ‘fears’ Rahm Emanuel?
Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ? Really ? What has he done to deserve that? Moe Lane PS: The rest of the article (via RCP , by the way) wasn’t all that interesting. I’m not saying don’t read it; just don’t expect overmuch from it. Crossposted to Moe Lane .
White House CoS Rahm Emanuel [expletive deleted] up again.
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) Today’s entry has as its theme How to succeed in insulting the press corps without really trying. For reporters covering President Obama, there’s only one party in town that matters: The White House Holiday Party. It’s a rare opportunity to walk around parts of the White House and meet the president and first lady. In the past, the highlight of the | Read More »
Well, nobody expects Rahm Emanuel to be historically literate.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) In the process of reading this otherwise unsurprising WaPo article about how the President is still trying to figure out how to counter the quote-unquote “right wing noise machine*,” we’re treated to this bit from White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: …the John Birch Society was created in reaction to Kennedy… Um. No. No, it wasn’t. I got no love | Read More »
Governor X revealed?
If so, the New York Daily News is being rather artful about it: Meanwhile, people have been speculating with vengeance since we told you about the former Davis escort who contends Spitzer wasn’t the only governor she romped with. On Friday, when Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell‘s spokesman Chuck Ardo resigned, Ardo insisted his retirement had nothing to do with Gawker and other sites putting Rendell | Read More »
White House Spellcheck FAIL.
It’s like this administration goes out of its way to lower expectations (via Andrew Malcolm): (They spelled the President’s name as ‘Barak Obama.’ On an official diplomatic agreement.) This is what happens when you use spellcheck as a crutch; at a guess, somebody added “Ehud Barak” to the relevant computer’s custom dictionary a while back, thus making certain that the little red dots didn’t appear | Read More »
What were Rahm Emanuel’s (D) links to Tim Mahoney (D), anyway?
No, I don’t have any updates to the FBI investigation of former Congressman Mahoney (D, FL-16) and whether he used campaign funds to pay off one of his mistresses, sorry. That’s going to be a quiet kind of story until the FBI finishes said investigation; after all, Mahoney was brutally sacrificed to the media gods by the Democratic Party desperate to have that story not | Read More »
New York Post: Rahm Emanuel Freddie Mac board member during fraud years.
Funny how this sort of thing takes forever to make the papers. From Dick Morris and Eileen McGann: RAHM’S ‘RENT’ IS JUST THE TIP OF ETHICS ICEBERG [snip] Consider: Emanuel served on the Freddie Mac board of directors during the time that the government-backed lender lied about its earnings, a leading contributor to the current economic meltdown. The Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Agency later singled | Read More »
Rahm Emanuel’s creative income calculations.
I read with some interest (via the Corner’s Mark Hemingway) the report that Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel never paid rent on his five year stay with Congresswoman DeLauro, who just happens to be married to a pollster… The White House chief of staff said this week that he did not pay rent during the five years he bunked at the Capitol Hill home | Read More »
Today’s embarrassing Blagojevich-related revelations.
First, it’s being reported that Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel had multiple conversations on Obama’s replacement: (Video via Hot Air) Second, the timing on this fundraiser was truly awful for the person it was apparently supposed to help: Blagojevich fundraiser held by Jackson allies Saturday As Gov. Rod Blagojevich was trying to pick Illinois’ next U.S. senator, businessmen with ties to both the governor and | Read More »
“Noted Democratic Shill Begs Nutroots Not To Viciously Attack Emanuel For Being Too Jewish”
I just can’t beat Mere Rhetoric’s title, there. It’s simply too perfect. Also: good luck with that, Rosenberg.
I say that Rahm Emanuel (D, IL-5) is lying about his prior knowledge of Tim Mahoney’s (D, FL-16) crime.
I’m sorry, but I’m not a Democrat: the mushroom treatment doesn’t work on me. So when a Democratic politician attempts to lie his way out of trouble, I get peeved. Let’s walk through this. Gateway Pundit reported last month that Tim Mahoney (D, FL-16) was involved in a sex scandal in which he paid off a former mistress, allegedly using campaign funds. That is, by | Read More »