Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rahm Emanuel, the end?

If a week is a long time in politics, a month is eternity, particularly if you are the White House Chief-of-Staff:

January 3, 2010, The Daily Beast:

From their hard-charging patriarch Benjamin (a former member of the Irgun, a militant Zionist group) on down, the Emanuels are poised to become one of the great families in American life: a sprawling but tight-knit group of overachievers - the Jewish Kennedys.

"Oh come on, this is an exaggerations," said Benjamin Emanuel, reached at his suburban Chicago home on New Year's Eve. "We are better than the Kennedys."

January 25, Wall Street Journal:

For its part, the Washington punditocracy is bidding down Mr. Emanuel's chances of survival. On this week's McLaughlin Group, all five panelists agreed he would be gone by year-end...

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