Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Who is Rahm Emanuel?

It's all over the news today that President-Elect Barack Obama has asked Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D. IL) to be White House chief of staff, but that rumor's been floating about for some time. It was amusing to watch Paul Begala on CNN last night play around like he didn't know but he knew and couldn't say what nobody really knew but did.

The Washington Post reported that Emanuel is mulling the offer over. The Huffington Post reports that Emanuel has accepted Obama's offer.

Here's part of Emanuel's bio from his House.gov page.
Emanuel began his career with the consumer rights organization Illinois Public Action. He worked on Paul Simon’s 1984 election to the U.S. Senate and in 1989 served as a senior advisor and chief fundraiser for Richard M. Daley. Emanuel served as a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton. After leaving the White House, Emanuel returned to Chicago to serve as a managing director at a leading global investment bank.

Emanuel graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981, and received a Master’s Degree in Speech and Communication from Northwestern University in 1985. He is a resident of Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood where he and his wife are raising three children. (House.gov)
Anyway, if you want to know more about Rahm Emanuel, check out his "big news" page from Huffpo, where he also blogs.

The man in the picture speaking into Obama's ear is Rahm Emanuel.

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