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Obama reacts to report about Rahm Emanuel approached to be White House chief of staff

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COLUMBIA, MO--Barack Obama was asked Thursday night about an AP report that Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) has been approached to be a chief of staff in an Obama White House.

On the tarmac after landing, Washington Times reporter Christina Bellantoni asked Obama about a possible Emanuel appointment.

"I'm trying to win an election..." Obama said.

Is that a no?

"Plouffe is my chief of staff," Obama said, a reference to his campaign chief of staff, David Plouffe.

I asked Obama chief strategist David Axelrod--who has also been Emanuel's media consultant--about the report.

"Don't believe everything you read. I don't," Axelrod said.

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Do not take an Obama win for granted. I am sure he has his full government more or less planned, but he is not going to confirm or refute anything.

Hmm...Maybe a need to pick up some Jewish votes in Florida???

I would hope that someone inquires of Senator Obama his reaction regarding the indictment of Republican in-sider, William Cellini, on corruption related issues and for trying to have Patrick Fitzgerald removed as US Attorney in Chicago.

The Wall Street Journal published an editorial today regarding Tony Rezko and asked of Senator Obama the following: will you retain Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago and will you consider pardoning Rezko?

I hope he informs us citizens of Illinois his stand on these issues!

STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT MORE DRAMATIC THAN WHAT
IT IS, THE MAN HAS ENOUGH ON HIS PLATE WITHOUT
THIS TIT FOR TAT STUFF!
BARACK OBAMA WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT!

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