SHAPE OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY- IMPLICATIONS OF EMANUEL
Has Obama just tipped his hand? Or is there a hand to tip? I suspect that the appointment of Congressman Rahm Emanuel to be President Obama’s Chief of Staff would not necessarily dismay John McCain.
Emanuel’s father was an Israeli before he became a Dr. in the US. From the “NeoCon Express” Website(LINK: http://neoconexpress.blogspot.com/ ) we learn that —
“Rahm Emanuel (Hebrew: רם עמנואל) was born in Chicago, Illinois. His father, the Jerusalem-born Dr. Benjamin M. Emanuel, is a pediatrician and former member of the Irgun, an Israeli resistance organization headed by Menachem Begin in pre-Israel 1940’s and considered a ‘terrorist’ group by the British governing authorities at the time.”
On some issues, particularly foreign policy, Emanuel is reportedly a centrist. This appointment tends to corroborate that assessment. One hopes, for example that when, if ever, President Obama chooses to meet directly with the president of Iran, he arranges for some private face time between that loosely wrapped Islamist fanatic and Mr. Emanuel.
So the jury is out on several things. Will Obama manage … or be managed? And by whom?
The interesting thread I’m picking up is that the Obama worriers on the left are starting to come out of the closet. But the fear theme runs through the whole Democratic Party establishment.
I have this image: The Obama-ites have swooned with uncritical infatuation, then, in a Las Vegas drunken impulse, actually married that good looking someone. And are just now they are awakening from the spell. I can hear that old refrain — “What have I done?”
On another front: The Palin backstabbers — all of this is coming from within the McCain campaign circle — now provide a window into why John McCain lost.
I suspect that the establishment types who surrounded him weren’t really interested in a McCain revolution at all.
Disloyalty is evident. Sabotage is suspected.
So much more to come: Stay tuned…