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A fish tale - Rahm Emanuel once mailed a dead fish to a pollster
The Buffalo News ^ | March 21, 2009

Posted on 03/21/2009 8:46:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The story has made the rounds of Washington, D. C., as an example of Rahm Emanuel’s unforgiving approach to politics.

Emanuel, now President Obama’s chief of staff, once mailed a dead fish to a pollster because Emanuel believed a polling mistake helped cost his candidate the election. [snip]

Emanuel was the top staff member at the committee charged with electing Democrats to the House. [snip]

So after the campaign, Emanuel told the New Yorker, he had a company that specializes in unusual forms of revenge send the fishy message to the pollster. [snip]

(Excerpt) Read more at buffalonews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; dirtytricks; polls; rahm; revenge
...he had a company that specializes in unusual forms of revenge...

Ya think Rahm still has this company in his Rolodex?

1 posted on 03/21/2009 8:46:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Even without the implicit death threat (Godfather/Sicilian Mafia allusion), mailing foul things is a federal crime.


2 posted on 03/21/2009 8:51:09 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Obamanomics="Trickle-up Poverty")
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To: Beelzebubba

Yep. It is.


3 posted on 03/21/2009 8:52:02 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Get off Rahm Emanuel back the man had a lot of prior dealings with all those good bonus people at AIG. Sac off


4 posted on 03/21/2009 8:53:44 AM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Beelzebubba

What about fruit cake ?


5 posted on 03/21/2009 8:53:55 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The boy needs a horse head in his bed.


6 posted on 03/21/2009 8:55:10 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Beelzebubba

And Emmanuel stabbed a table at a dinner party repeatedly with a steak knife, calling out names of Republicans he didn’t like as he stabbed, and said “dead, dead, dead” over and over.

This guy is an over grown adolescent. He’s not a mature adult. I miss a White House where the adults are in charge.

How does he justify or explain his obvious irrational behavior?

Why would Obama want a loose cannon like him working in his White House in the first place? Yes, he has political skills, but he has the mind of a child.


7 posted on 03/21/2009 8:56:15 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why would Obama want a loose cannon like him working in his White House in the first place?

Somebody has to tell obami what to do and say.

8 posted on 03/21/2009 9:02:24 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: al baby

I believe you are right. Fruit cake is both a foul thing and an implicit death threat. ;^)


9 posted on 03/21/2009 9:02:46 AM PDT by fhayek
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Mailing a dead fish is so retro...real people don’t need a stinking fish.


10 posted on 03/21/2009 9:02:50 AM PDT by ak267
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Actually, the names he read off were fellow Dems he felt had betrayed Clinton. Honestly, for some reason that scares me even more.


11 posted on 03/21/2009 9:05:46 AM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ya think Rahm still has this company in his Rolodex?

Count on it.

If the dead fish sender doesn't, be certain that one or both of the TOTUS's will (even with Zero tied behind their backs).

12 posted on 03/21/2009 9:23:37 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rahm is the equvalent of dead fish, only dead fish don’t smell as bad, and are edible.


13 posted on 03/21/2009 9:30:47 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: al baby

lol - should be


14 posted on 03/21/2009 9:40:33 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Real class act/xtreme sarc.Rhetorical question:Has there ever been an administration with so many losers appointed to important posts?Thugs and tax cheats.What’s next?I kinda feel like a passenger on a slowly sinking ship in the middle of nowhere.No lifeboats,no rescue ships on the horizon.....


15 posted on 03/21/2009 9:42:20 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Beelzebubba
"Even without the implicit death threat (Godfather/Sicilian Mafia allusion), mailing foul things is a federal crime. "

Does that include sending it FedEX/UPS?
16 posted on 03/21/2009 9:51:15 AM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity (bailout) we receive...think about it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is what happens when a queer ballerina gets himself a little authority. There are no real men in politics, only meterosexual ass clowns.
17 posted on 03/21/2009 9:56:05 AM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: peeps36
This is what happens when a queer ballerina gets himself a little authority. There are no real men in politics, only meterosexual ass clowns.

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18 posted on 03/21/2009 10:00:11 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: ak267

That mailing a fish, is that some kind of ethnic thing? Or is it a gay ballerina thing?


19 posted on 03/21/2009 10:19:07 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If I were the pollster I would poop in a bag then send it back to Rahm E!


20 posted on 03/21/2009 12:56:00 PM PDT by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: DesertRhino

“It’s a sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes”


21 posted on 03/21/2009 1:18:47 PM PDT by lowbridge (It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: al baby
Fruitcake gets a bum rap. It's really quite good.
22 posted on 03/21/2009 1:24:47 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Cat herder and empty nester)
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To: stayathomemom

Don’t say anything but i like them to the older the better


23 posted on 03/21/2009 1:27:44 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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