According to ABC reports, Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is likely to leave this week to run for the Mayor of Chicago. It is no guarantee that Emanuel will win the election to be the next Mayor of Chicago, then again, it is Chicago. Although it is not surprising that Rahm Emanuel is pursuing the position, what is surprising is that he is doing so prior to the November 2010 midterm elections. Then again, Emanuel’s leaving coupled with much of Obama’s economic team … what else do certain rodents do with a sinking ship?
Although no final decision has been made because of family considerations, ABC News has learned that White House officials are preparing for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to announce on Friday — as Congress adjourns for recess — that he is leaving his post to explore a run for mayor of Chicago.
White House officials expect that President Obama will also name an interim chief of staff, perhaps senior adviser Pete Rouse, at the announcement.
Rahm Emanuel’s time in as White House Chief of Staff is much like that of his boss, uninspiring, lackluster and downright terrible. Emanuel’s legacy as White House Chief of Staff will be forever his comment that, ”You never want a serious crisis to go to waste”. Welcome to the exploitative nature of the Obama way via Chicago. I guess America can now understand why other liberal. socialist agenda items were deemed more important that the economy and jobs, hmm?