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Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel ducks reporters' questions - Refuses to answer
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/11/2007 | FRAN SPIELMAN AND ABDON M. PALLASCH

Posted on 12/11/2008 6:35:21 PM PST by XR7

Edited on 12/11/2008 6:42:30 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, refused to take questions from reporters this morning about whether he was the Obama “advisor” named in the criminal complaint against Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The complaint states Blagojevich wanted a promise of a high-level appointment or some other reward for Blagojevich in exchange for Blagojevich naming Obama’s friend Valerie Jarrett to replace him in the U.S. Senate.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: acorn; aflcio; annenberg; ayers; bho2008; blagojevich; bleepgate; bribery; chicago; corruption; crookcounty; daley; hydepark; il2008; machinepolitics; mob; obama; obamatransitionfile; organizedcrime; payoff; rahm; rahmemanuel; rats; rico; springfield; theplan; unions
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1 posted on 12/11/2008 6:35:21 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7

Well, well, well. What do we have here?


2 posted on 12/11/2008 6:36:07 PM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: XR7

I heard tough boy (Rahm) then pushed his way by the reporter. I think Mr. F U Emmanual is going to be in a heap of trouble before this whole Chicago thing is over.


3 posted on 12/11/2008 6:37:31 PM PST by HD1200
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To: XR7

A truly detestable individual.
4 posted on 12/11/2008 6:38:08 PM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: XR7

Thugs, thugs, thugs.

Hey Rahm...........STAY AWAY FROM THOSE STEAK KNIVES, will ya?
You seem to like people DEAD!!!! (who don’t agree with you around).


5 posted on 12/11/2008 6:38:44 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Bosco

hmmmmmmm, so Rahm is playing up his dady role to appeal to the “people”


6 posted on 12/11/2008 6:38:53 PM PST by caffe (please, no more consensus)
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RahmBo! The Rahmbulator ! Doing the Rahm Thing !

Perhaps he'll be run out of town on a rail.

7 posted on 12/11/2008 6:40:20 PM PST by csvset
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To: XR7
Blagojevch was caught on tape saying that he wanted the Obama advisor in question to know what Blagojevich wanted in exchange for the Jarrett appointment.

Blagojevich said, “He asks me for the fifth CD thing, I want it to be in his head.” Emanuel represents the 5th Congressional District in Illinois.

Ok, how much did Rahm pay Blagojevich for that 5th CD?

8 posted on 12/11/2008 6:40:55 PM PST by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Hugo Obama - has he ever criticized Hugo Chavez?)
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To: caffe

how does anyone in there right mind think that a obama aide b would go rogue and do this with out pres elect zero not knowing. if people believe obama had no knowledge i got a igloo for sale in the desert for sale!


9 posted on 12/11/2008 6:42:07 PM PST by remaxagnt
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To: Bosco

Obama isn’t even elected and already his administration is immersed in scandal.

If the MSM had done its job, we’d have at least a vetted Pres-elect (McCain or Clinton). Now, the economy is tanking, and the Pres-elect is finally being vetted.


10 posted on 12/11/2008 6:42:07 PM PST by Carling (After the post-election GOP attacks against Gov. Palin, I am sad to say I am leaving the party..)
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To: XR7

BFD. OBAMA refuses to take questions from any “reporters” not on his Official Reporter Suck-Up List. The press whores don’t seem to mind!


11 posted on 12/11/2008 6:43:15 PM PST by pabianice
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Mr. Emanuel, you would have made Golda Mier anti-Semitic. Congratulations.


12 posted on 12/11/2008 6:44:12 PM PST by pabianice
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To: XR7

his words to the press trying to interview him sure sound TERSE for a man who should be relaxed and happy with a clear conscience attending a school program with his children in it....oh yeah, that’s right-he hasn’t gotten a lawyer yet;any lawyers left in CHicago that can handle his case?must of just done run outta’ lawyers out there.


13 posted on 12/11/2008 6:44:17 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Good Morning Mr & Mrs Scooter and All The Ships At Sea)
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Emanuel was uncharacteristically absent from Obama’s news conference this morning.
14 posted on 12/11/2008 6:44:47 PM PST by randita
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15 posted on 12/11/2008 6:44:49 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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16 posted on 12/11/2008 6:45:30 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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“You’re wasting your time,” Emanuel said. “I’m not going to say a word to you. I’m going to do this with my children. Dont do that. I’m a father. I have two kids. I’m not going to do it.”

Asked, “Can’t you do both?” Emanuel replied, “I’m not as capable as you. I’m going to be a father. I’m allowed to be a father,” and he pushed the reporter’s digital recorder away.

The words of a coward, hiding behind his children.
I suppose he's going pull a Daily and suggest he did the dirty dealing to help provide for his children.

17 posted on 12/11/2008 6:45:51 PM PST by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Hugo Obama - has he ever criticized Hugo Chavez?)
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To: XR7
It appears the Obama team is past the stage of “modified limited hangout”, and deep into “desperate run for cover”!
18 posted on 12/11/2008 6:46:22 PM PST by Deo volente (Gov. Rod Blagojevich (DEMOCRAT-IL): "I want to make money.")
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19 posted on 12/11/2008 6:46:27 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ok, now it all makes sense :^)


20 posted on 12/11/2008 6:47:47 PM PST by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Hugo Obama - has he ever criticized Hugo Chavez?)
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