Thursday, November 06, 2008

First things first..

Well,it's over,and we won!..(I use the term 'we' as a means of distinguishing them,from us),and it's time to get down to the business of,..business.

Healing the wounds endured by both sides of the aisle,reaching out to the other side,and building a bridge between our ideological philosophies.

In that respect,the second most important decision President-elect Obama has to make,(first being the appointment of the White House dog),is the selection of his Chief-of-Staff.

Everything I know about politics,I learned from watching 'West Wing',..so trust me when I tell you that the President's Chief-of-Staff is the designated hitter for the Oval Office.

So today,when I learned that Rahm Emanuel had accepted that position in the Obama administration,I lickity-split on over to Google,and did a little vetting of my own.
It's my job..

Turns out,the guy has a reputation for being doggedly ambitious,fiercely argumentative,and decidedly 'old school' when it comes to the subtle,and not so subtle machinations of politics..
A freakin' raptor,poised to swoop down,and gorge upon the bloody entrails of the freshly slaughtered Republican carcass!

..works for me.

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At 1:53 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

Thank you for vetting him...I was doing a McCain and hoping someone else would do the vetting.

Vetting is such a wierd word..sounds like something that you do to your animals.

 
At 1:59 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

I read that the West Wing character Josh Lyman was inspired by Emanuel. Now we're talking!

 
At 2:23 PM , Blogger LostInColor said...

Interesting... I've never watched West Wing.

 
At 3:39 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

Well, I wrote a big old comment and it went poof.....so I said:

I was sorry to admit that I had never heard of the "vetting process" except where kitties and doggies are concerned.

Then I said I thought Rahm was a super duper choice.

Then I said I was irritated with Joe Lieberman and I thought he was a turncoat smarmy jerk and I hoped they kicked him off the committee he heads. There.

 
At 5:58 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

Sling..as YOU, of all people know...Obama's named chief of staff is Rham Emanuel...we all know, and of course, sweetie, you know...his actualy chief of staff and everything is ....Michele Obama!.and, on your blog, THE most beautiful ever picture I have ever seen of her!! Thank you.

 
At 6:06 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

im glad you vetted him..i was going to but i forgot..i do that a lot..
every good guy needs a baddie to do all the dirty work..
so im happy with that..and i loved west wing and the josh character..damn..i miss that show

 
At 7:42 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Sage- No problem with the vetting.
I had some free time between 'Hardball' and 'Ellen'.

Thinker- Josh was a great character!
I can see the parallels.

Lost- I highly reccomend that you rent a season or 8 of the West Wing.
It's a sharply written,hugely entertaining civics lesson..You know,..Nerd stuff.

Rosie- 'Vetting' does refer to kitties and doggies too!
As near as I can figure,it's all about context.

austexgrl- Michelle has refered to herself as the 'Mom-in-Chief'..I don't think there's a guy on the planet that doesn't feel the weight of that authority!
..and your welcome for the picture.
It was my favorite among many.

Yellerdawg- If I had my 'druthers,there would have been a constitutional ammendment allowing Martin Sheen to serve a third term.

 
At 10:12 PM , Blogger Mom said...

A guy named Rahm Emmanuel is perfect for a guy named Barak obama.
West Wing was one of favorite shows ever.

 
At 4:08 AM , Blogger citizen of the world said...

No time for all that vetting, but it will be interesting to see who Obama surrounds himself with. And what role Michele will take. I'm still hoping soemone will again take up the cause of universal health care.

 
At 7:36 AM , Blogger Sling said...

mom- Sounds like the executive branch is really begining to represent our diversity.

Citizen- I understand that Rahm's father was a pediatrician,and his 2000 campaign included affordable health care for all Americans.
Michelle is active with Chicago University Hospitals...If these are any indications of their mindset.

 
At 7:46 AM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

i would have appointed a vulcan with a klingon assistant to the post.

 
At 8:03 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Billy P.- That's because you are a truly enlightened individual!..
Still,I don't think this country is ready for a Romulan just yet.

 
At 5:30 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

OH, I LOVE that you took care of bidness!! I hear ... oh. Random Thinker already told you. That's just fun. Now we're all on the same page; we were one of those households that tried clinging, every Wednesday night, to the belief that we'd wake up Thursday and still have a Bartlett administration.

I'm not sure if we're over it yet.

 
At 5:37 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Booda Babe- The Bartlett administration!..Boy,those were the days.
You can bet I'll be regaling my Grandchildren with tales of days gone by.

 
At 7:04 AM , Blogger Citymouse said...

I think the next four year are going to exciting

 
At 8:51 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Mouse- They are starting out that way!
Hopefully,it will be the next eight years.

 
At 12:06 PM , Blogger more cowbell said...

You know, I felt apprehensive when I first heard this, but the more I thought I about it, the more I think it was a smart choice, and the more I realize how sharp and forward thinking President-Elect Obama is. When he chose Joe Biden for Veep, I was upset, I didn't think it was a good choice, but the more I looked into it and watched things pan out, I realized damn, this man knew exactly what he was doing, and I saw the genius of the balance and the chemistry there. I think this choice too is a smart one, not just in the job that Mr. E. will do, but in the chemistry and balance that will result from him and Obama working together.

Of course, him ripping some Repub tail doesn't hurt either.

 
At 3:26 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

I think Rahm will probably be a good choice--at least I hope so!! :)

 
At 6:04 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Cowbelle- I fully expect President Obama to make every effort to work in a bi-partisan way,and that's how it should be.
As for me,it will be a long time before I forget how the Republican's chose to wield ruthless power when they had the reins.
Their party is in a shambles today because of their own arrogance.

Miss HP- I believe he will do fine,as long as he remembers that he works for Barack Obama.

 
At 5:35 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

And the rest of the world looks on with bated breath...

 

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