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Rahm Emanuel Runs Away From the M-Word

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We couldn’t help but chuckle at Sara Whitman’s narrative from her White House visit — where she “was humbled, honored and yes, fawned” — when the president signed the Matthew Shepard Act.

After the signing ceremony,

I went on the Rahm Emmanuel, who was standing by himself. I shook his hand and said, So when are you going to stop with this one man one woman stuff?

What do you mean? he said.

I raised my eyebrows and said, You know what I mean, and it makes your candidate look like he’s stuck in the 1990’s. It’ 2009. C’mon.

Let’s get healthcare first, he said.

I said, I don’t know if I can wait that long.

And off he scurried.

Typical straight man: Always running away at the first hint of confrontation. (Which is bizarre, since Rahm loves a good shouting match.)