Friday, December 12, 2008


Is Rahm setting the table to resign?

ABC News:
Emmanuel appeared "beet-red," according to an ABC News cameraman who was invited inside by Emmanuel to use his bathroom this morning.

"I'm getting regular death threats. You've put my home address on national television. I'm pissed at the networks. You've intruded too much, " Emanuel said, according to the cameraman.

H/t: HuffPo

The thing that concerns me, as an Obama supporter, is that it's clear that someone from Obama's camp had a discussion (directly or indirectly) with Blago in which they said "No deal". Whoever that was would have had a duty to report Blago's crime to federal law enforcement. I'm worried that that person (and Rahm seems like the most likely candidate) did the right thing to say "no", but then failed to report the crime (perhaps not even with any sort of ill intent to cover the mess up, but just failing to recognize the duty to report). Have my fingers crossed that Rahm got everything right here, but if he resigns in a huff about the media exposure endangering his family, I think we'll know where this is headed for him.

1 comment:

Scooter said...

Yeah, I have to agree with you. Quite a different story playing out with Rahm than the rumors we heard the other day. I hope it's not true and I really hope all the personal address stuff, if true, stops.

Heard Juan Williams say this morning that he has a bad feeling this will really haunt the administration early.

Assuming some bad juju with some of the transition team, if I were P-E Obama, I'd dump 'em now and do it loudly. Might hurt some but he'd still get his honeymoon. Heck, I'm still willing to give it to him because I'm shocked he's not hip deep in this mess after coming out of Chicago. President Clinton could do that kind of denial, denial, denial...oops admission, I'm not sure P-E Obama can do that. Get in front now. We don't need another long, drawn out mess.

Of course, assuming there really is no there there, then be transparent NOW.