Breaking: Rahm Emanuel Resigns!

(midnight. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Wow:

WASHINGTON — The White House has announced the resignation of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.  In a brief statement Thursday, Administration officials praised Emanuel for his service and said he was leaving for personal reasons.

The stunning move comes one day after President Obama both signed legislation aimed at reforming America’s health care system and also announced plans to open up large portions of the US coast to oil drilling exploration.

Emanuel, who could not be reached for comment, was a former Clinton Administration official and four term Congressman from Illinois before his appointment as Obama’s Chief of Staff in November 2009.  

A controversial figure with a reputation for bare knuckle politics and salty language, the centrist Democrat repeatedly clashed with more liberal members of his party over the direction of Administration policy.

An unconfirmed report by an anonymous White House official states that Obama and Emanuel became engaged in a heated discussion after Wednesday’s press conference, with the President expressing particular disappointment that his vaunted health care initiative has not been better received by the public.

(x-post: Big O)

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    • Edger on April 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Mr Emanuel, who received training in ballet as a boy, has shown no lightness of step in his political career: would-be enemies are advised to heed the story of a pollster who wronged him and promptly received a large, decomposing fish in the post.

    Reflecting on his own foul-mouthed, attack-dog style, Mr Emanuel has said: “I wake up some mornings hating me too.”

    • Edger on April 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    crosspost link?

  1. I had to click to find what I was looking for and thought this was.

    Too bad!

    • rb137 on April 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    • Edger on April 2, 2010 at 12:00 am

    he’d hang in there and go down with the ship.

    Fcuk! Did I really say that? Over there?

    😉

  2. In other news, single payer has been implemented, the CIA was shuttered, the military budget slash by 95%, and oil leases were halted. Ho Hum.

  3. You bad boy.

  4. but it’s way better then the pootie onslaught.

  5. how is it that Faux Noose hasn’t hired Lawton Smalls as a commentator yet?

    Here is a telephone interview (one of many available on the web) between Marc Maron and former Planet Bush Bureau Chief Lawton Smalls, from several months ago, regarding our favorite subject, Sarah Palin…

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