Rahm Emanuel: November 2006 Archives

What worse scenario could there be for Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), who fiercely values loyalty, than to have to choose between the 2008 presidential candidacies of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.)?

Two Sweet columns--from the Sun-Times and The Hill--on the Democratic leadership plan to try to send to the slammer anyone caught authorizing dirty trick election time robo-calls.

With their new power, Democratic leaders want to craft a constitutional way to stop voters from being flooded with robo-calls peddling deceptive information. They are floating the notion that authorizing calls with fraudulent content should be made into a crime.

Howard Dean, watch your back. James Carville wants you out.

Democratic strategist James Carville, in his trademark scorching rhetoric, said Wednesday he wants to dump Dean as chief of the Democratic National Committee.

My colleague Mark Brown provides a unique look into Rahm Emanuel in his Sunday column, "Emanuel's political climb leaves an old friendship on back burner"
And here's the top of my column:
Call him abrasive, cold-blooded, arrogant, manipulative, fierce loyalist, even charming, if it serves his business purpose.

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), an architect of the campaign that won the Democrats the House, is putting in a bid to become the number four leader in House, with his selection by his colleagues virtually assured. When the Democrats organize for the new Congress, Emanuel will be in line to be the Democratic Caucus Chair, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

BY LYNN SWEET Sun-Times Columnist

While other Democrats were predicting they would retake the House, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) was cautious and more than a bit superstitious.

Here's the final prediction from the sages at the Cook Political Report.....Cook analyst Amy Walter, a Chicago area native concludes the Dems win the House.
The Cook summary: "Going into Election Day, we see a 20-35 seat gain for Democrats in the House, a four to six seat gain for Democrats in the Senate and a six to eight seat gain for Democrats in the governor's races."

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) the boss of the House political operation will be hoisted on the shoulders of Democrats if he pulls this off. He is skedded to fly to Washington today after voting to take in election returns. Emanuel and Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi throw a lunch today for their best donors in D.C.

And....tonight....after I wrap up my column writing chores sometime after 10:30 p.m. I'll be on WMAQ-channel 5, joining Carol Marin and the 5 crew. I will be beamed from the new nifty camera in the Sun-Times newsroom.

And...for political junkies, former executive director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, Barbara Guttmann, arranged for the tv's at John Barleycorn West, 2142 N. Clybourn, to be all news all night.

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Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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