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CLEVELAND – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday he has "no doubt" that chief of staff Rahm Emanuel will be weighing his future options now that the race for Chicago mayor is wide open.

"Obviously something like that doesn't come around a lot," Gibbs told reporters traveling with the president to Ohio. "I presume that Rahm will take some time and make a decision about that."

Still, Gibbs said that for now, Emanuel is focused on being President Barack Obama's chief of staff, and, "the enormous number of tasks we have in front of us as an administration."

Emanuel has made no secret of wanting to run for Chicago mayor one day. But he was surprised along with everyone else when the job came open when longtime Mayor Richard M. Daley announced his retirement this week.

Gibbs said he hadn't spoken with Emanuel about his plans and he wasn't sure if Emanuel had talked with the president. Emanuel represented Chicago in Congress before going to work for Obama.
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I hope he runs and is successful in getting the job. The job fits his talents well.
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Just a nice way for him to step aside gracefully. He's wanted out for some time, I believe. He acted real surprised at the opportunity. Riiiight...
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I hope he runs and is successful in getting the job. The job fits his talents well.
And Al Capone's unavailable.
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Wouldn't he have to change his last name to "Daley?"
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Well, don't you have to be somewhat of a sleaze to be major of Chicago?
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Now he can be the crisis rather than just take advantage of it.
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Now he can be the crisis rather than just take advantage of it.
I can only shudder to think who the next CoS will be. They only ever seem to get worse.
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I can only shudder to think who the next CoS will be. They only ever seem to get worse.
We haven't had a Cindy Sheehan thread in quite some time...
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The cemetaries have backed him.
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Wouldn't he have to change his last name to "Daley?"
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Well, don't you have to be somewhat of a sleaze to be major of Chicago?
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The cemetaries have backed him.
Screw you all.
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Did you hear that Rahm Emanuel is a cutthroat gangster? Someone should get the word out.
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Old 09-10-10, 01:55 PM
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All I said was that he is a sleaze.

I doubt very few doubt that.
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Well, don't you have to be somewhat of a sleaze to be major of Chicago?
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Screw you all.
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It seems like a good fit. I wish him luck and look forward to the reality show.
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Emanuel will resign his Chief of Staff position tomorrow.

It will be interesting to see who Obama picks as his successor.
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It will be interesting to see who Obama picks as his successor.
....and whether they'll never let a crisis go to waste.

I'd say good riddance, but the way things usually work out, it only ever gets worse.
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I think it would serve Obama well to choose someone less confrontational than Emanuel - someone who at least wasn't despised by the Repubs.
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I think it would serve Obama well to choose someone less confrontational than Emanuel - someone who at least wasn't despised by the Repubs.
I guess that rules out a Democrat.
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NY Times is reporting that Pete Rouse will replace him, and not with an interim tag.
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He can't be in the Hall of Fame but he can do this. That's perfect.
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Old 09-30-10, 02:57 PM
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I guess that rules out a Democrat.
No, but it does rule out an 'election mode' type of Democrat.
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Why the hate for Chicago? Great town.

Anyway, isn't that a major step down?
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Which 'pays' the most?

Just think of all the 'goodies' the Mayor of Chicago gets.
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Is it 1925?

I'd say cruising around on Airforce One and getting all sorts of federal perks seems like awfully good "goodies."
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I'll take the cash (both legitimate & that not so legitimate). You can have your crusing around in AF1.
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