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June 21, 2010

Rahm Emmanuel Likely Out After Midterms

Not surprising.

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.

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"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."

An official from the Bill Clinton era said that "no one will be surprised" if Mr Emanuel left after the midterm elections in November, when the Democratic party will battle to save its majorities in the house of representatives and the senate.

It is well known in Washington that arguments have developed between pragmatic Mr Emanuel, a veteran in Congress where he was known for driving through compromises, and the idealistic inner circle who followed Mr Obama to the White House.

By "pragmatic" they mean pragmatic, but they also mean dirty -- not that the Chicago Pol at the Resolute Desk needs much schooling on that.

Sarah Palin, incidentally, attacked Emmanuel for saying Joe Barton had expressed the GOP philosophy :

RahmEmanuel= as shallow/narrowminded/political/irresponsible as they come,to falsely claim Barton's BP comment is "GOP philosophy"Rahm,u lie

Thanks to Drew.


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