I like the “leaking sludge” metaphor. I think Emanuel is already toast, we just don’t know it yet. It all depends on what’s on those tapes, and in documents that he gave Blago. Note Obama carefully stated “I did not speak with...” - no, he put it in writing. Once Emanuel is compromised I see BHO cutting him loose immediately. But it’s like chopping off a limb to stop infection, there’s more where that came from, and he can only cut so far.