Folks close to Barack Obama, our soon-to-be 44th president (!), recently announced that longtime Chicago power pol Rahm Emanuel would serve as his chief-of-staff.
The chief-of-staff position is incredibly powerful, arguably the second-most powerful political position in the US, second only to the president he serves. Here is an excellent Rolling Stone piece on Emanuel, who is a ball-busting motherfucker. Obama allegedly wants him so he can focus his time as prez on being the good cop. There probably isn't anyone better suited in America at playing bad cop as "Rahmbo" so this should work out well.
Check it out.
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