Obama Making Enemies on the Hill?
11:15 AM, Jan 15, 2009 • By BRIAN FAUGHNAN
This might be the first presidential honeymoon that ends before inauguration day:
When Obama named Rahm Emanuel his Chief of Staff, press reports indicated that part of the rationale was to ensure a beneficial relationship with the leadership on Capitol Hill. Joe Biden has said that he will help the Obama team work its agenda in the Senate. What happened?
The continued absence of Emanuel from the news is interesting. It seems that even though he has been cleared of all wrongdoing by his boss, he is still keeping his head down. But as Charlie Rangel guts Obama's stimulus package, and as Obama's aides give Congressional leaders the cold shoulder, someone with his influence would come in handy right now.