Rahm Emanuel Headed for a White House Exit
Posted on Sep 8, 2010
It’s not easy being a hatchet man—particularly in a crowd of idealists like the current denizens of the White House—and this stylistic dissonance may cause an early exit for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. But this rumored move won’t spell the end of his career in high-stakes politics, according to Telegraph.
Mr Emanuel has reportedly told friends that his role as White House chief of staff was “only an 18-month job” because of its intensity.
Regarded as the most demanding role after president, it involves controlling the president’s agenda, enforcing White House message discipline as well as liaising with Congress.
His departure would be regarded as another sign of how Mr Obama’s presidency has been far more troubled than expected.
Mr Emanuel has privately expressed a readiness to run for mayor of Chicago, which is also his hometown though he was never part of the Obama set and did not endorse the then senator in the Democratic primary in 2008.
Wikimedia Commons / house.gov