Report: Rahm Emanuel Expected to Leave the White House
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
Here’s some palace intrigue from the White House—well, from across the pond, technically, via the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph: Chief of staff Rahm “Rahmbo” Emanuel might be preparing to leave his post after this fall’s midterm elections. —KA
The Daily Telegraph:
Washington insiders say he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at [the president’s inner circle’s] unwillingness to “bang heads together” to get policy pushed through.
Mr Emanuel, 50, enjoys a good working relationship with Mr Obama but they are understood to have reached an understanding that differences over style mean he will serve only half the full four-year term.
Friends say he is also worried about burnout and losing touch with his young family due to the pressure of one of most high profile jobs in US politics.
“I would bet he will go after the midterms,” said a leading Democratic consultant in Washington.
White House / Pete Souza
So long, Rahm?: Emanuel, here with President Obama in the Oval Office, might be hanging it up this fall.