Saturday, November 08, 2008

Obama chooses former IDF member as chief of staff

ynet:
Israel may earn more White House representation than it bargained for, in the event that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama emerges victorious from the November 4 elections.

Congressman Rahm Emanuel, who has served in the Israel Defense Forces and even speaks a little Hebrew, could be appointed the White House's next chief of staff.
By now you know Obama did win. And he has chosen Emanuel as his chief-of-staff. It was his first appointment as president-elect.

Emanuel's father had this to say: "Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel." ... "Why wouldn't he be? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean the floors of the White House."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a racist and disgusting comment by Emmanuel's father.

12:53 AM  
Blogger John B. Chilton said...

Yes. I see that today Emanuel has apologized for the remark made by his father,
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2008/11/2008111404055793981.html

But Emanuel the son is an abrasive character -- the father, the son? How long he will last in the administration is a question.

I see it as revealing that the incoming administration says on its website it will do is aim for (it had said require) some universal service by every young American. Me thinks the idea comes from the universal service required in Israel. It's not an American idea.

1:37 AM  

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