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Emanuel Accepts Chief Job As Obama Transition Team Comes Out


It’s official. Congressman Rahm Emanuel has accepted President-elect Barack Obama’s offer to be his chief of staff.

The chatter first began this morning after ABC News reported on the then-rumored job change, and picked up speed after Rahm’s office confirmed that Obama had extended his hand to Emanuel, an Illinois-based Congressman who previously worked in Bill Clinton’s White House as a top advisor. (He also worked on Clinton’s first presidential campaign.)

Well, now comes words that Emanuel has accepted the position. And he’s not the only one helping Obama prepare for the presidency:

In addition to the three people who will be running President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team — former White House chief of staff John Podesta, Obama family friend/businesswoman Valier Jarrett, and Obama campaign chief of staff Pete Rouse, as first reported by the New York Times — the Obama transition team will today announce some members of the transition team advisory board.

ABC News has learned that three of those members will be Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, former Clinton Transportation and Energy Secretary Federico Peña, and former Clinton Commerce Secretary William Daley.

There’s also now talk that Obama’s tapping Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to head up the Environmental Protection Agency.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Nov 5, 2008
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  • 14 Comments
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      I so hope that he does choose Bobby Kennedy, Jr for the EPA spot.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TiminBoston
      TiminBoston

      RFK JR for EPA is brilliant!!! Big oil is shaking in their collective boots. Loving the choice of Emanuel for COS

      Nov 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Psychofag
      Psychofag

      Emmanuel is hot!

      Nov 5, 2008 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      I hope this shuts all the fundie queefs and their jewish supporters up about how Israel is utterly doomed under an Obama admin.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rontowns25
      rontowns25

      What an amazing day in American history! Dreams do come true! Did you all see how Oprah Winfrey revealed this week that she uses a vision board to visualize her goals and harness the power of intention? Oprah created a vision board, months ago, that emphasized Obama as president and the gown she intended to wear during his imagined inauguration.

      For anybody who doesn’t know, a vision board is collage of image that symbolizes a desired outcome. By looking at these images daily and imagining these desired outcomes – like accomplishing a goal – your brain becomes more honed in to making this reality. Many top athletes, entrepreneurs, presidents, and philanthropists have used vision boards to help them accomplish their goals.

      I know that on http://www.TheVisionBoardKit.com you can download a free chapter that includes the eight basic ingredients of a successful vision board.

      Nov 5, 2008 at 6:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gayinsf
      gayinsf

      do ya think Carolyn’s had anything to do with that appointment?

      Nov 5, 2008 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter Pan
      Peter Pan

      A hypnotist hypnotizing a hypnotist!

      To the Queerty censors:

      Our liberty depends on freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
      –Thomas Jefferson

      Does that ring a bell?

      Nov 5, 2008 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter Pan
      Peter Pan

      “We must realize that our party’s most powerful weapon is racial tensions. By propounding into the consciousness of the dark races that for centuries they have been oppressed by whites, we can mold them to the program of the Communist Party. In America we will aim for subtle victory. While inflaming the Negro minority against the whites, we will endeavor to instill in the whites a guilt complex for their exploitation of the Negroes. We will aid the Negroes to rise in prominence in every walk of life, in the professions and in the world of sports and entertainment. With this prestige, the Negro will be able to intermarry with the whites and begin a process which will deliver America to our cause.”
      Israel Cohen, A Racial Program for the Twentieth Century, 1912. Also in the Congressional Record, Vol. 103, p. 8559, June 7, 1957″

      Nov 5, 2008 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Peter Pan, what is that David Duke bullshit?

      Nov 5, 2008 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter Pan
      Peter Pan

      @ No. 9 · fredo777

      Good morning, hope you slept well and hucked your favorite plastic toy. I’m off to bed now with my 23 year old green-eyed, blond haired young man who adores me. Answer to your question:

      I don’t know who David Duke is??? but my comment states ‘Also in the Congressional Record, Vol. 103, p. 8559, June 7, 1957′. Is that my fault?

      Hansom is waiting, must run. :)

      Nov 5, 2008 at 8:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greybat
      greybat

      I’d rather be rich than ethnic. Sorry, old joke!

      Nov 5, 2008 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan
      Dan

      Hurry on, Peter Pan, it really adds up when they charge by the hour…

      Nov 5, 2008 at 8:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Puddy Katz
      Puddy Katz

      I could look at Rahm Emanuel all day long!

      Nov 5, 2008 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sparkle obama
      sparkle obama

      yeah, he is hot.
      like a fantastic cross between tony curtis and chuck barris@!
      is it true he was a ballet prodigy?
      i’d like to get a look at his waist, hips and ass!
      that’s right, i went there!
      sue me, marriage-minded fags!
      i’ll be mr. emmanuel’s DL backstreet any night.
      i’ll win my freedom & yours in bed!
      first the Ring goes on rahm’s swollen stuff, girls!
      i’m enjoying the moment & honestly, i can wait to get married!

      Nov 6, 2008 at 4:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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