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Friday, November 7, 2008

One More Thing About Rahm Emanuel

posted by on November 7 at 17:29 PM


In addition to the information Erica already provided is this tidbit: Rahm Emanuel’s younger brother Ari Emanuel founded the Endeavor talent agency and is the real-life inspiration for Ari Gold on Entourage. True fact.

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Let's hug it out!

Posted by Seattleite | November 7, 2008 5:42 PM

"Hey. You're a goat. What's up with that? I produced Entourage. Hey,say 'hi' to your Mom for me, okay?"

Posted by Barky Bark | November 7, 2008 5:42 PM

You should totally point out how Rahm lost his middle finger to a Syrian tank while serving in the Israeli army. Apparently, one of his favorite things to do is flip people the non-existent bird.

Posted by Gitai | November 7, 2008 5:58 PM

a must see video of Barack roasting Rahm in 2005...I love our new pres!!

Posted by kerry | November 7, 2008 6:15 PM

Ari and Rahm's oldest brother Ezekiel is a well-respected, top bioethicist at the NIH, who some people a year ago rumored might get tapped by a dem administration for something more important.

Posted by idaho | November 7, 2008 6:32 PM

And Rahm himself is the inspiration for the Josh Lyman character on The West Wing. Which is spooky since the series ends with Lyman as the new president's (modeled on Obama) Chief of Staff...

Quite the family...

Posted by Frank | November 7, 2008 7:20 PM

Normally you'd think Slog would tear to bits someone who:

--pushed through NAFTA
--pushed through welfare reform
--pushed through having more cops

all to further the evil triangulator centrist agenda of his boss, Bill Clinton.

Oh yes we remember. For months all you heard was Clinton's the same as bush that's not change, ohmygod Clinton is a "compromiser" "she'll do anything to win, just look at how moderate Billdawg was1" "YEah they're both just power hungry compromisers, we need a Fresh Start, BushClintonBushClinton they're all the same!!!!"

Now: Wow, Obama's so cool he's picking these sharp savvy Clinton people!! He will have asshole capability! Woo-hoo !! See how intense he is in his desire to "get things done" see how smart he is in rely ing WASHINGTON INSIDERS. He's sooo smart, you see, because he's not "too" liberal, woo hoo.

I see a pattern, and it's still one of adulation rather than logical consistency.
I don't mind the part that is pro Obama it's just that about half or more of the anti Clinton arguments were total bullshit and the pro-Emanuel reaction now proves it.

Clinton was great. Obama's smart to pick one of his dudes who has risen even more. I think Obama is on a path to clearly be a better president than Clinton, even though his electoral victory (% of EV, ro % popular vote) was about the same as both of Clinton's and wasn't in fact a big blow out. But part of Obama's greatness is he's incorporating lots of Clinton.

In other words, continuing with basic Clintonism IS EXACTLY THE CHANGE WE NEED and it's a-key with Barack Obama as long as it's Barack Obama doing it and not HRC.

Very, very human.

Unity --

Posted by PC | November 7, 2008 8:23 PM

@7, that "PC" troll isn't funny anymore -- think up a new one

Posted by tired of it | November 8, 2008 10:34 AM

PC, Why do you hate Clinton so much?

Posted by NJ Matt | November 9, 2008 12:40 AM

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