Rahm out (officially)

MSNBC is reporting Rahm Emanuel will officially announce tomorrow that he’s leaving the White House to run for mayor of Chicago. Pete Rouse, a current senior adviser to the president and an aide to Obama since he was in the Senate and a former chief of staff to Tom Daschle (and another Harvard guy…) will take over for now. Rouse is much more low key, and NBC’s Savannah Guthrie says he could be a “calming influence.”

UPDATE 1:07 – Robert Gibbs is talking now, and says the president will have a “personnel announcement” tomorrow at 11:05. Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times is asking why the White House is raising this to the presidential level, rather than just issuing a statement. The press is frustrated that they can’t have a confirmation now. Here we go…

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One Response to Rahm out (officially)

  1. VJ says:

    Yes, the famous Lynn Sweet from the Chicago Sun-Times. The same woman who ask the President the last question during his primetime press conference on the health care bill. Instead of asking a health care related question she gets up and instead ask a question about the police incident involving Obama’s friend Professor Skip Gates.

    Ah, poor Lynn can’t get the scoop? What a shame. She’ll just have to wait like the rest of us for tomorrow.

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