Sunday, June 20, 2010

UPDATED: Rahm Emanuel To Quit White House?

UK Telegraph: Washington insiders say he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their unwillingness to "bang heads together" to get policy pushed through.
Mr Emanuel, 50, enjoys a good working relationship with Mr Obama but they are understood to have reached an understanding that differences over style mean he will serve only half the full four-year term.
Friends say he is also worried about burnout and losing touch with his young family due to the pressure of one of most high profile jobs in US politics.
"I would bet he will go after the midterms," said a leading Democratic consultant in Washington. "Nobody thinks it's working but they can't get rid of him – that would look awful. He needs the right sort of job to go to but the consensus is he'll go." [MORE] 
If true, this will be something to look forward to in 2011! Rahm Emanuel is the one the far left blames for almost all of Obama’s policy failures. They see Rahm as the cause for Obama’s compromises on policy (seriously).

Something tells me that Rahm won’t be the only one looking for an exit after midterms. The oil spill has washed away any of the Hopey Changey hype of 2008. What is left will be pretty hard to defend going into 2012.  Add on the inevitable circular firing squad that is sure to follow the massive Democratic losses in November and I am certain Rahm won’t be the only one looking for the door.

If America is really lucky, perhaps some of the White House’s biggest failures will be on the departure list too (paging Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano).

UPDATE: White House responds
Fox News: Citing Washington insiders, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph said Emanuel was fed up with the "idealism" of President Barack Obama's closest advisers and was concerned about burning out and losing touch with his three children due to the pressure of the job.
In response to the report, a senior White House official told Fox News the "ludicrous" story was "not worth looking into."
That's what they all say, we will see what the real deal is after November.


Gorges Smythe said...

Just remember, we COULD inherit someone WORSE!

Betsi Rauss said...

I'm not holding my breath.

spc said...

I would love to see him double up and rid the administration of Eric Holder....however, I think Holder's direction comes from Obama so I don't think it will make a difference who gets in there.

Maybe he's cleaning up his image as a Chicago politician by ridding the guy who gives that creepy feeling the most- All in preparation for his campaign which, although on-going, will ramp up soon.

k6whp said...


Sifting through all of the noise on the internet about this one can conclude it is either a feint or Emanuel will really pull the rip cord.

I cannot understand why this would be a feint; it's stupid to leak a remark lie that. But then again..

If real, there is/will be almost endless speculation about "who did what and with which and to whom" -- to quote a famous limerick.

My money is on his leaving because he sees something about to crumble in that regime and he wants to escape before the sewer pipe bursts and he gets drenched with the stench.

Others hold that maybe this signals something truly ominous, like Hillary stirring or..?

(Warning, gratuitous, shameless plug above.)

smitty1e said...

What if Rahm is the only functioning brain cell in the Administration?

Promises to be a freakshow couple of years if that's the case.

Can you imaging things going so pear-shaped that we actually feel nostalgia for Rahm?

We might.

Just a conservative girl said...

What I find so odd is that Rahm is the voice of reason in the administration. That in and of itself is pretty scary.

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

From a straight logistics point of view, if he doesn't leave by early 2011, he's pretty much going to be obliged to stay until after the 2012 election. That would be like buying a ticket on the Titanic while knowing about the accident in advance.

ck said...

I think Hillary is putting the band back together. George Soros will probably want to change puppetts after 4 years of Barry.

Joaquin said...

Won't happen! Rahm is in the ultimate position of power that can't be duplicated. He's not going anywhwere.

Anonymous said...

I think he'd be a fair replacement for Simon Cowell actually.

Janelle said...

Jake G, I'm crying from laughing and we might be able to skip the long and large severance that way!
Clifton, you are absolutely right.......leave the ship before it sinks. Unfortunately, we will have to support this fool for the rest of his life.

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