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Rahm Emanuel Becomes The Latest Obama Official To Leave White House

October 6, 2010 by  

Rahm Emanuel becomes the latest Obama official to leave White HousePresident Barack Obama named his new chief of staff on Oct. 1 following the long-expected departure of Rahm Emanuel.

The President appointed Pete Rouse, who was Obama's chief of staff during his Senate tenure, as the interim replacement for Emanuel, who is resigning to run for mayor of Chicago. According to, Rouse does not relish being in the spotlight and does not want the new position to become permanent.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs recently praised the former chief of staff for his service, saying that Emanuel has been "the energetic, inspirational leader" on Obama's staff.

Emanuel is not the first staff member to leave the White House. Christina Romer and Peter Orszag resigned from their positions on Obama's economic teams, while Larry Summers, his chief economic coordinator, will leave to teach at Harvard University at the end of the year.

According to, David Axelrod, the president's political adviser, and Robert Gates, the defense secretary, are rumored to be on their way out as well.

"This is a president who does his deciding alone, no matter how widely he consults. Just as well, perhaps. Mr. Obama faces the prospect of a lonely summer in 2011," the article stated. 

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  • s c

    Keep in touch, guy. Chicago, he’s all yours. The idea that Rahmy is an ‘energetic, inspirational leader’ makes sense only if you’re wacked out on crack.
    Maybe Rahm didn’t have enough power in Washington, so he decided to back up a few steps and return to the scene of the original crime, so to speak. Maybe he could team up with California Arnie, and make a movie where Rahm would be seen on a Shetland pony, riding into the sunset.

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      s c,

      I agree; Chicago can have him….I say Good Riddence….and they can take the rest of the bums with them…

      • Jim H.

        Chicago may not get him. He needs to have been a Chicago resident for the last year to be eligible, to run for mayor. He has been in Washington the last 2 years. Of course in Crook County The rules or the law are just something to get around. I’m sure He will make the proper bribe.

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          Jim H… That thought crossed my mind, too. I am sure there is a loophole somewhere that will enable him to get his name on the ballot. Rules? These people don’t need no stinking rules!

        • Wally Pieper

          I’ve previously posted that Emanual won’t worry about residency requirements, Hell, he worked for the king of Illegals, so why should something so minor as a Chicago residency requirement deter him?

          Wally Pieper

          • JC

            Exactly. If the Constitutional laws of our nation can be ignored to elect a Kenyan national as POTUS, the by laws of Crook County should be no problem.

        • Fed Up Gal in NM

          Jim H,

          Good point! And as for my comment…I was tired when I typed it (and ticked…so I should have included the following at that time:

          My apologies to the “good” Chicagoans…few as they are (mostly the more conservative or at least independent thinking Chicago posters on PL); I know not all Chicagoans are like these crooks in Washington.

    • MsAmericanPatriot

      No he would look better with that section 8 judge that ruled with his penis instead of his brain. Now Republicans can safely shower in the Congressional Shower without having to worry about that pinko.

      • Al Sieber

        I think this little “Fag” belongs in prison if he didn’t enjoy that much.

    • Robert S

      Chicago politicians need a weasel who they can depend on to keep their dirty little secrets safe.

  • Warrior

    Interesting to see that Rahm immediately goes into campaign mode in Chicago. He visits L-Stations and extends his hand to the masses, but the masses don’t reciprocate. Appears so far the Chicago masses don’t appreciate all Rahm has done for this country! Nasty game these politics.

  • emerson

    oramho didn’t just leave the white house, he was fired. had to be distanced from obama before blago’s next trial. did anyone see this idiot trying to glad hand at the “L” station. people were literally recoiling from him. he is however the epitome of the slime that is chicago. if enough outlying cook county voters go to the polls they might defeat him. if it is left to daley’s machine and the corrupt chicago proper, he will probably become mayor. maybe if things start looking bleak for him, old OPRAH can stage one of her famous blubbering fests. sure be enough blubber to go around.

    • nellie

      I just love your comments, blubber fest. Thanks for the humor, I need a little laughter.

  • J.M.R.

    who cares we only have 1500 more to get out of d.c.

  • FlaJim

    So the rats are fleeing the sinking ship. No loss unless their boss manages to find even more incompetent and unqualified people to replace them.

    Chicago requires residency for 18 months prior to election. Exceptions are made for active members of the armed services OR geovernment employees BUT they must maintain a residence in the meantime where they could keep a toothbrush and climb into bed. Emmanuel leased his place out two years ago and the tenant refuses to break the lease. A few more palms will be greased to have him declared eligible but he’s running way behind in preliminary polls. He just wanted out of DC before he went down with the ship.

  • http://gmail i41

    Well the Rambutt can go back and get inspired, by going to see “Rev” Wright and Calypso Louie Farkakon and the mob. If he needs to feel up he needs to head down to the Italian Mob hoods, they still love Omoron and are still campaigning for hope and change!

  • EltonJ

    Rahm Emmanuel needs to go to Russia. Wait, they’d probably kick him out. I guess the only other country that will take him is Sweden.

  • Joe Biden

    I say good riddance to that miserable pr*ck bast**d. I feel sorry for the people of Chicago if he becomes mayor. If you think the Rham/Obama link is broken, think again. Corruption never sleeps.

    • Warrior

      Correcto Mundo Mr. Biden. Hey Joe, how do you feel about changes places with Hillary?

  • Joe Biden

    Warrior, You just never know which way the wind will blow with this administration. My forecast: tornado warning until 2012.

  • Boo Ewald Taylor, IL

    He’s so smug it makes me ill, I hope and pray he doesn’t run Chicago.

  • JIM

    HI Guys
    I don’t think he’ll win. and if he does, shame on Chicago. I don’t think he’s deserting a sinking ship, he’s as bad as his former boss. That’s why obama hired him in the first place. Good riddance to another obama fan.

  • Cliff Mortensen

    Welcome back to your gangland mob roots. Your Zionist ambitions did you in!


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