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Rahm Emanuel so far having "a very strong run"

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WASHINGTON--"A very strong run so far." That's how former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta--the native Chicagoan who ran President Obama's transition operation--evaluated Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.


Podesta, the president of the Center for American Progress, was a guest at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Monday morning and was asked to evaluate Emanuel, a former House member who was in a top leadership position.

Said Podesta, Emanuel has "done a very effective job of pulling a team together....managing a series of very complex and difficult legislative challenges. He's got a team that works well together. ...I don't really feel any real dissention in the White House, it's not a White House divided, it's a White House that works together....
...He's had a very strong run. I think the President wanted him to be the chief of staff because I think he knew that he was a guy who would, was certainly not a yes man--that he would stand up, voice strong views if he disagreed with the president, but carry out the presidents decisions once they were made."

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Yes Rahm would be doing a great job if he gave a damn about the progressives who got Obama elected...as it is he is running the place like Bush-lite...the man is the son of an isreali terrorist...its no wonder he secretly helps the GOP.

The nine fingured terrorist has taken the white house hostage... America is becoming a colony not a country.

Funny, and confessed socialist (podesta) thinks Rhammy is doing a good job. I guess that says it all.

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