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Sweet blog special: If Clinton wins nomination, William Safire touts Rahm Emanuel for VP.

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WASHINGTON--New York Times columnist William Safire was asked by "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert to speculate on vice presidential picks. Safire said if Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) was the nominee, she would tap Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) to be her running mate. He predicated Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) would select Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to be on his ticket.

Said Safire, "What about Rahm Emanuel, the most powerful voice in the House of Representatives that agrees with Hillary Clinton on foreign affairs. He's a hawk. And although he's a rootin' tootin' liberal on domestic affairs, he is a hawk on foreign affairs. I was at the--a roast for him for Epilepsy Association, and Hillary Clinton was there, and I said, quite frankly, here you have the hawkish side of the Democratic Party. If they get together, the bumper sticker will read "Invade and bomb with Hillary and Rahm."

Russert: But, you know, they never got along when they worked together in the Clinton White House, but that's another subject.

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i think mr. safire was hving a "senior moment". obviously he forgot or was unaware of the relationship in the white house between citizen rahm and ms. clinton...in spite of chelea's ballet lessons at the same studio the then congressman to be worked out.
cong. rahm's service in the israli armed forces might not sit well with many voters. gosh, what was wrong with joining the marines if he wanted to be a tough guy:-)!!

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