Manuvering for power, Versailles courtiers in action
I want more power
In the near future we are going to see a great deal of manuvering for power. As a long time observer of Versailles, I thought I would destruct Rahm Emanuel's pathetic manuvering.
On Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) whether he would be interested in serving as Obama's chief of staff. Emanuel did not rule it out.
This is truly a pathetic display of cronyism. Stephanopoulos and Emanuel served together in the Clinton administration. So Rahm calls up his old buddy and asks to get on Sunday TV and ask him about serving in the Obama administration, as chief of staff no less. Apart from being his crony, Stephanopoulos understands that he (Stephanopoulos that is) will have access to all of Emanuel's self-serving leaks should Emanuel succeed in insinuating himself into the Obama administration. So they play this farce of an interview on national TV.
Well, I don't see Obama going for this one. Emanuel was a Clinton supporter and Obama dosen't owe him a thing. The Obama campaign has been extraordinarily disciplined about not leaking and keeping their internal quarrles internal. All that would come to a halt if they were stupid enough to let Emanuel into their midst.
And that my friends is how Versailles works.