Emanuel In As Obama’s Chief?


Barack Obama‘s wasting no time assembling his White House team. ABC News reports this morning that the President-Elect has asked Congressman Rahm Emanuel to be his Chief of Staff:

Emanuel, a knowledgeable source tells ABC News, has not yet given his answer. The sharp-tongued, sharp-elbowed, keenly intelligent veteran of the Clinton White House is said to have ambitions to some day be Speaker of the House. But he also has a keen sense of “duty.”

Today on “Good Morning America” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos reported Obama likes the fact that Emanuel “knows policy, knows politics, knows Capitol Hill” and has told associates that Emanuel would “have his back.”

Rumor has it the men will make the announcement later this week.