Rahm Emanuel Next White House Chief of Staff
NBC’s Mike Vigueira confirms a rumor that’s been circulating for several days:
Three House Democratic sources confirmed Rep. Rahm Emanuel has been offered a Chief of Staff job with an Obama White House and is currently “agonizing” over whether to take the job.
Emanuel is a much better fit as a politco than a legislator and one simply doesn’t turn down one’s president for such an important job. My colleague Dave Schuler, for one, would be thrilled. Friday, he offered two reasons:
The first reason is that he’s a smart, tough-minded guy and I’m sure he’d do a good job. The second reason is that, whomever the governor would appoint to fill his seat, those of us who live in the Illinois 5th District would stand a chance of getting a fulltime Congressman who’s actually interested in the district.