It Smells Like – Chicago!
How nice of Mitch McConnell to do this. And how bi-partisan!
Mr. McConnell “stands ready” to hear Mr. Obama’s “ideas for implementing his campaign promises of cutting taxes, increasing energy security, reducing spending and easing the burden of an immense and growing national debt.” Note he is not standing ready to negotiate on eliminating union secret ballots, nationalizing health care, enacting a climate program, or over-regulating the financial industry.
Revenge was heavy in the air as the group discussed the enemies – Democrats, Republicans, members of the press – who wronged them during the 1992 campaign. Clifford Jackson, the ex-friend of the President and peddler of the Clinton draft-dodging stories, was high on the list. So was William Donald Schaefer, then the Governor of Maryland and a Democrat who endorsed George Bush. Nathan Landow, the fund-raiser who backed the candidacy of Paul Tsongas, made it, too.
Suddenly [Rahm] Emanuel grabbed his steak knife and, as those who were there remeber it, shouted out the name of another enemy, lifted the knife, then brought it down with full force into the table.
“Dead!” he screamed.
The group immediately joined in the cathartic release: “Nat Landow! Dead! Cliff Jackson! Dead! Bill Schaefer! Dead!”
Today, Rahm Emanuel is, at 37, one of the most powerful people at the White House.
Change we can believe in!