Posted 11/06/2008
Rahm Emanuel, the media, and the myth of Unification
by Editor
From RCP:  "Matthews Says He Wants to Make 'This New Presidency Work'"

Congressman Rahm Emanuel to be Obama's Chief of Staff

The Fix:  "Emanuel Accepts Job as Obama's Chief of Staff"

Fortune:  "Rahm Emanuel: Pit bull politician"
  • When it comes to slicing and dicing his Republican foes, Emanuel applies a Chicago pol's sensibility that recalls that famous "Untouchables" line: "He pulls a knife, you pull a gun; he sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue."
  • "I'll tell you this," Emanuel shouted out to his staff. "The Republicans may have the 72-hour program. But they have not seen the 22-month program!

    "Since my kids are gone, I can say it: They can go ---- themselves!"  "Rahm Emanuel Evades Property Tax Burden"

  • 'One reason may be because Emanuel and Rule declared their 4228 North Hermitage home as the office location for their non-profit foundation appropriately called the "Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule Charitable Foundation". As a non-profit headquarters, they may consider their home as exempt from paying taxes.'