timely quote

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama picks Chief of Staff

Well, he’s getting started. Obama has picked Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff. Emanuel was a Clinton policy advisor for six years, and is now a democratic Illinios congressman. He is definitely far left, and he is certainly a tough politician.

We’ll just have to see what Rahm Emanuel thinks about Obama’s support for Palestine.

Here’s a little recent info about Emanuel from The Next Right.

The next few weeks will be very telling as to how the new administration will shape up, and what kind of policies we can expect from an Obama presidency. Who he picks for cabinet posts, what he discusses as his 100 day priorities and the democratic congress’ reaction to the run-up to inauguration will be interesting to see.

I am concerned about many things I think he’ll do, based on his words and voting record. We’ll see how founded my fears are.

Edit: Emanuel is denying the offer at this time. Waiting...

Edit: Looks like the early reports were right...Emanuel has accepted the offer to be Chief of Staff in the new Obama administration. Strike one.

3 comments:

RB said...

This is the same guy that said, "F*** the Republicans." Is this the sort of unity we have to look forward to?

folly said...

It's no less than I expected, but we'll see how "moderate" Obama's cabinet and staff turn out.

talnik said...

No, no RB. When he said "F*** the Republicans" he meant it in a good way. And that's real unity.