The Elitist

November 7, 2008

Getting to Know Rahm

Filed under: Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel — The Elitist @ 10:41 pm

As you’ve heard, Rahm Emanuel has been named Barack Obama’s chief of staff. But few outside Washington know who he is, and then they only know the man on the hill. There is more to Rahm Emanuel than meets the eye, and we at The Elitist have some exclusive facts:

  • On the hill, he is sometimes referred to as “Rambo.” But his friends back home know him as “Sparkles.”
  • He was a Clinton advisor. Bill’s, not Hillary. It’s still unclear how much advising he did for Bill’s personal life.
  • He can lift three times his body weight.
  • He curses. A lot. He’s got a mouth that would make a pirate cry.
  • He is a classically trained dancer.
  • He once sent a dead fish to a pollster who pissed him off. Now that he’s in the White House, watch out for horse heads.
  • His middle name is Israel, which may cause friction with Obama’s middle name, Hussein.
  • He used to have a seat on the Freddie Mac board where, according to Republicans, he personally caused the economic crisis.

So there you have it. Emanuel has accepted the most important job in the White House, next to the President. The more you know!

Wash Post – Rahm Emanuel Facts

NY Times – Old Emanuel Story

Widipedia – Rahm Emanuel


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