Sunday, January 25, 2009

Obama's Chief of Staff...



From NYT:

is someone who once wrote in Campaign and Elections magazine that “the untainted Republican has not yet been invented” and who two years ago — according to a book about Mr. Emanuel (“The Thumpin’ ” by Naftali Bendavid) — announced to his staff that Republicans are “bad people who deserve a two-by-four upside their heads.”...

Mr. Emanuel acknowledged in an interview Friday that a stereotype of him as a relentless hothead has some factual basis. But it is an exaggerated or outdated picture, he said.

“I’m not yelling at people; I’m not jumping on tables,” he said. “That’s a campaign. Being the chief of staff of a government is different. You have different tools in your toolbox.”

2 comments:

G Bitch said...

I can't wait to see Emanuel's tool use. I was excited when I heard he'd be chief of staff. Three-headed dog...

dsb nola said...

I like that, as he sees it, some jobs require a person to jump up on a table and yell at people once in a while.