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Emanuel Won’t Go To Work Due To Threats

From a sympathetic ABC News:

Emanuel: I’m Getting Death Threats Over Blagojevich Scandal

Obama’s Chief of Staff Refuses to Go to Work Because of Media Stakeout

By MATTHEW JAFFE

December 12, 2008

The President-elect’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, said today he won’t go to the Chicago Presidential transition offices in order to avoid reporters seeking to ask him whether he had contact with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich about the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama’s election.

Emanuel appeared “beet-red,” according to an ABC News cameraman who was invited inside by Emmanuel to use his bathroom this morning.

“I’m getting regular death threats. You’ve put my home address on national television. I’m pissed at the networks. You’ve intruded too much, ” Emanuel said, according to the cameraman.

A spokesman for Emanuel says he later showed up at the office, apparently able to sneak out of the house without being seen by reporters waiting to ask him questions.

Emanuel has refused to comment as to whether he is the un-named Presidential advisor cited in the FBI affidavit filed in the Blagojevich case. “You’re wasting your time,” Emanuel told a Chicago Sun-Times reporter yesterday. “I’m not going to say a word to you. I’m going to do this with my children. Don’t do that. I’m a father. I have two kids. I’m not going to do it.”

Asked, “Can’t you do both?” Emanuel replied, “I’m not as capable as you. I’m going to be a father. I’m allowed to be a father,” and he pushed the reporter’s digital recorder away, according to the Sun Times account…

Gosh, isn’t Mr. Emanuel a self-styled ‘tough guy’?

It sounds like he is getting back in touch with his inner tiny (ballet) dancer.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 12th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

23 Responses to “Emanuel Won’t Go To Work Due To Threats”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    Now he knows how Joe the Plumber feels.

  2. JohnMG says:

    All I can say is SMOKESCREEN!

    Many years back, on the eve of an election, when a ballot issue in Missouri to allow concealed-carry of firearms seemed to be a sure winner, one of St. Louis’ black aldermen called a news conference to say that his life had been threatened by several of the ballot-issue proponents for his opposition to the ballot measure.

    Subsequently, when the measure went down to an extremely narrow defeat, this same alderman jubilantly admitted that he made the whole thing up in a last ditch effort to torpedo the measure, knowing the claim would come too late to be proven phony. Oh, did I mention he was a democrat?

    Emanuel’s claim reeks of bullshit, but a willing press won’t sue for the truth. For someone who revels in the fact that he has a “take-no-prisoners” reputation of utilizing strong-arm tactics to get his way, he sure comes across as a real pu$$y. Let’s see if he’s willing to fall on his sword for “the one”.

  3. curvyred says:

    My bullship detector is ringing loud and clear.

    If Rahm cannot handle this, how is he going to handle being chief of staff? Will he stomp his little ballet slipper and make all the problems disappear?

  4. lstevetaylor says:

    Isn’t Rah, Rah part of the Chicago machine, what has he got to be afraid of, or does he know to much, maybe he is scared Blago is going to sing like a bird and he knows were all the bodies are, but Rah Rah should be ok with his ties to the Messiah
    L. Steve Taylor from the country Texas

  5. Morning in America says:

    Quick; someone get Rahm a skirt. Is he not the sharp elbowed “tough guy” from the rough and tumble politics of Chicago? Now he is playing the victim? Hold a press conference weenie; stop hiding behind your kids and man up.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Ra man best be scared with a Clinton lingering……this ain’t Chi-Town dude! Be very Ascared!!
    Hillbilly Mafia …. and the HITS just keep on comin’ !!

  7. Barbie says:

    poor baby

  8. DEZ says:

    Someone pass Rahm the bottle of Midol.

  9. bobbys says:

    I smell a JFK Profile in courage award by him peaking out from under the covers,out the back door, and running the gambit with Helen Thomas lurking about.

  10. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Isn’t this the same guy who used to mail dead fish to people he didn’t like? Or am I thinking of someone else?

  11. Morning in America says:

    He’s not Sonny or Michael, he’s Fredo Corleone. I can hear it now; “Barack, I was passed over, I’m “smaht”, I can do things, you were (like) my kid brother”. Rahm here’s some good advice, don’t go fishing with Mayor Daley,

  12. pinandpuller says:

    Sounds like the only thing he wants to punch is a time-clock. Maybe he should be carrying the knife he stabbed into the table after Clinton was elected.

  13. Anonymoose says:

    ??????? So who’s been making the death threats? I think any “right wing nut jobs” are too busy snickering to bother coming up with the ire to spew venom, so I suspect it’s the left wingers furious their party is already sinking into scandal-as-usual politics, assuming there are any death threats to begin with……………

  14. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    If these death threats turn out to be true and from extremists of his own party will he go Stalinist and begin a purge against those responsible?

  15. bill says:

    Threats are probably coming from the transitions team for knocking off the Ones halo.

    Apparently bids were submitted over the telephone. Does anyone have a clue why Obama won’t answer the phone anymore?

  16. CGardner says:

    Just a perhaps, but Blago seems to be very friendly with members of the Chicago Mafia/”The Outfit,” and some of their strongholds, like Schiller Park, are in the 5th Congressional District. (Blago held that seat before turning it over to Rahm.) I can imagine that some of The Outfit’s economic interests would seriously be affected by the removal of Blago.

    If the “regular death threats” were coming from this gang, I wouldn’t step out of the house either.

    Here’s just one of many articles suggesting that Blago has ties to The Outfit:

    http://nalert.blogspot.com/2008/06/rod-blagojevichthe-reasonable-suspicion.html

  17. Retired Geek says:

    The American Warrior is someone who is walking the hero’s path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness for Duty, Honor and Country.

    The American Warrior is someone who frightens many Americans because those people live in denial of reality, the American Warrior reminds those people that violence exists in the world.

    The American Warrior has the capacity for violence towards those who threaten America and the American way of life.

    The American Warrior is a constant reminder that there are terrorists in the land and those that wish to destroy America are already here on American soil.

    The American Warrior on September 11, 2001, rushed towards the danger instead of fleeing from it, intent on defending and helping those American citizens in danger.
    Many American Warriors gave their lives that day and many more were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for America and its citizens.

    Most Americans are glad that they were not on the planes that crashed into the WTC and the Pentagon – the American Warrior wished they had been on those planes because they might have made a difference.

    American Warriors were on United Airlines Flight 93 and defended unto death, America and its citizens, with the cry “lets roll”.

    The American Warrior was at her Church when she heard gunfire. Drawing her weapon she entered a hallway filled with evil. She determined that her fellow worshipers would not die that day. With icy bravery she stood her ground with a single weapon and destroyed evil that had multiple weapons and a 1000 rounds of ammunition.

    This Christmas season, I salute the American Warrior, both living and dead. Men and women who serve in the Armed Forces, Police Forces, Fire Departments and ordinary civilians who rush forward to our defense instead of running from danger.

    The American Warrior who wishes to defend America – God Bless You!

  18. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    bill,
    Obama is going to have to learn to answer his phone because once you become POTUS it comes with the territory and you can’t have your spin machine crew take the calls for you.

  19. StalinsLoveChild says:

    He could be getting death threats, Hillary is on the team remember. Rahm is worried about getting Vince Fostered….

  20. Liberals Demise says:

    LoveChild….thats the THUNDER I’ve been ROARING lately. Rah man better have a food taster on hand. Those hillbillies don’t muck around…….ask Vinnie!!

  21. proreason says:

    The simplest solution is usually the correct one.

    The Impaler was probably blasting out his own daily death threats to current change resistors, and included his own phone number in the list.

  22. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    It just goes to show you. Sometimes it’s not the enemy at the gates but the enemy (traitors) within that pose the gravest of threats. So what was the final verdict on Vince Foster? I’ve heard so many theories. Right alongside with what happened to former interior secretary Ron Brown.

  23. Lurkin_no_mo says:

    Somewhere (probably in a very, very Hot! place) Al Capone is smiling…..


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