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2009-02-23 Home Front: Politix
The Gatekeeper: Rahm Emanuel on the job
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Posted by Steve White 2009-02-23 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6481 views ]  Top

#1 Next to his computer monitor is a smaller screen that looks like a handheld G.P.S. device and tells Emanuel where the President and senior White House officials are at all times.

Does the device has strings out the back with lead to his puppets?

The guy seems to have real control issues. Most spouses are not that anal....

Now we know why Bambi needed to have his blackberry... so his master can keep tabs on him.
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-02-23 00:12||   2009-02-23 00:12|| Front Page Top

#2 "Rahm, I told you one thousand times not to call me while I am in the toilets!"
Posted by JFM">JFM  2009-02-23 07:18||   2009-02-23 07:18|| Front Page Top

#3 Anyone noticed how seldom we see the little puppetmaster in the MSM lately?
Posted by Besoeker 2009-02-23 07:27||   2009-02-23 07:27|| Front Page Top

#4 I think that this chief of staff will make many enemies, including his boss. With Rahm as gatekeeper, everyone is acutely aware that the fish is in the mail. I can't imagine him being effective after a year or so of his making back stabbing a high art form.
Posted by Richard of Oregon 2009-02-23 07:49||   2009-02-23 07:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Just remember the operative phrase: 'We won.' The Zero administration may be messy but it IS achieving its goals, and very quickly at that. With a majority of voters on the public teat now, do you see a realistic way to (peacefully) restore power to the producers?
Posted by Glenmore 2009-02-23 08:26||   2009-02-23 08:26|| Front Page Top

#6 Fuuuccckkkk yoooouuu! Rahm is the man. All the anti-Obama people are gonna get schooled in the end. Just wait.
Posted by Daniel 2009-02-23 12:31||   2009-02-23 12:31|| Front Page Top

#7 I got to the rambling bit about Castro's broadcast & lost interest. What the fuck ever, dude.
Posted by Mitch H.">Mitch H.  2009-02-23 12:55|| http://blogfonte.blogspot.com/]">[http://blogfonte.blogspot.com/]  2009-02-23 12:55|| Front Page Top

#8 Don't you "reeducated" Daniel. How about Obama's bestest buddy William Ayers as Kommissar of Reeducation?
Posted by ed 2009-02-23 12:56||   2009-02-23 12:56|| Front Page Top

#9 Change "Rahm Emanuel" to "Karl Rove" and the New Yorker would want him in jail.
And Daniel. If you've got a "Free Tibet" bumper sticker, I'd suggest you go scrape it off your car. Appears to be no longer "operative".
Posted by tu3031 2009-02-23 13:06||   2009-02-23 13:06|| Front Page Top

#10 Per Daniel: the anti-Obama people are gonna get schooled in the end.

I think most here would be in agreement with that. ;-/
Posted by ExtremeModerate 2009-02-23 15:58||   2009-02-23 15:58|| Front Page Top

#11 Daniel, how old are you? 18? Or a baby boomer? Judging by your profanity, youve either got to be a teenager or a baby boomer, both demographics being among the biggest supporters of Obam/Rahm, and also some of the least well-spoken idiots out there. Im sorry, when your view is challenged F-U is the best response you can come up with? Go back to your X-box 360, and when the economy is in the tank a year from now, enjoy the taste of eating your words.
Posted by haveanoodle55 2009-02-23 16:38||   2009-02-23 16:38|| Front Page Top

#12 Not only that but he can't even spell his profanity right.

My guess would be that Danial is 14 or 15 and thinks his parents (and him) will be part of the new 'socialist elite' - a proud product of our public school system.
Posted by Cravith Speaking for Boskone2008 2009-02-23 16:46||   2009-02-23 16:46|| Front Page Top

#13 I invite him to visit Sweden. We have some interesting "youths" he should become familiar with. If he lives, he may learn something.
Posted by Lagom 2009-02-23 18:08||   2009-02-23 18:08|| Front Page Top

#14 Our beloved Daniel's IP is in Amsterdam, New York, northeast of Albany.

The area used to be an industrial stronghold. Now its industry are government bureaucracies who find ways to wheedle money from the federal government and dole it out to the minions in return for influence and/or votes. It's often called "Albany Disease" after the state capitol

So don't be too hard on our barely coherent commenter. After all, you wouldn't berate a New Guinea tribesman for being a follower of John Frum.
Posted by Pappy 2009-02-23 18:45||   2009-02-23 18:45|| Front Page Top

#15 Ah, lower primate behavior. Territorial demonstration or reaction in fear. Sensing the lack of 'perfection' in to whom they sold their souls to? /rhetorical question.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-02-23 19:18||   2009-02-23 19:18|| Front Page Top

#16 "So don't be too hard on our barely coherent commenter. After all, you wouldn't berate a New Guinea tribesman for being a follower of John Frum."

I dunno, Pappy - it doesn't seem very nice of you to insult those nice New Guinea tribesmen by by comparing them to that clown....
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-02-23 19:32||   2009-02-23 19:32|| Front Page Top

#17 Point taken and I retract any unwarranted criticism. Thanks for the insight Pappy. May I hightlight that I live in upstate New York, too, so please allow me to add a theory that he could be attending one of Upstate New York's fine colleges: Eastman School of Music, Vassar, RIT, Bard, Cornell, Syracuse, etc, and still he cant string a coherant sentence together? Daniel, from one fellow upstate resident to another: get a vocabulary besides F&** Y^&. Thank you.
Posted by haveanoodle55 2009-02-23 19:37||   2009-02-23 19:37|| Front Page Top

#18 gaveanoodle55, students at Eastman don't have time to wander the internet in search of warblogs to troll, and the engineers at RIT would never be so silly. Prob'ly not Cornell's ag-tech side either, for the same reason... which leaves the others. I knew some very silly people who went to the ivy league side of Cornell. ;-)

And Daniel, dear? We'll wait, but I don't think you'll be pleased with what we larn.

/if he can be archaic, so can I.
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-02-23 19:49||   2009-02-23 19:49|| Front Page Top

#19 gaveanoodle55

Whoops! You knew I meant you, I hope, haveanoodle55.
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-02-23 19:52||   2009-02-23 19:52|| Front Page Top

#20 Trailing, Yes, I know. I am proudly related to two graduates of two of the aforementioned schools;-), their ascent from noble savages with BB guns in the woodlands of New York to learned men is a blessing. As for Dear Daniel, may he make it out of the woods too.
Posted by haveanoodle55 2009-02-23 20:03||   2009-02-23 20:03|| Front Page Top

#21 Yes, it's possible that our foul-mouthed, simple-minded fan of the White House Amateur Hour is a denizen of one of the colleges, with a tuition that someone else is paying for.

Which would make his commentary even more pathetic.

Posted by Pappy 2009-02-23 21:14||   2009-02-23 21:14|| Front Page Top

#22 My heartiest congratulations, haveanoodle55! I'm quite sure your Ascent of Men was not achieved without a great deal of effort by all parties involved.

/beams proudly around at y'all retching into convenient receptacles over that one.
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-02-23 21:18||   2009-02-23 21:18|| Front Page Top

#23 Ironic that Immanuel might end up playing the part of Goebbels.
Posted by OldSpook 2009-02-23 23:14||   2009-02-23 23:14|| Front Page Top

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