Rahm Emmanuel

Inauguration

Inauguration Blues

Despite the deepest hopes of many die-hard Trump supporters that the outgoing president would somehow snatch victory from defeat at the eleventh hour, Joe Biden is to be inaugurated today.  Our second nominally Catholic president shall no doubt wish to ceremonially cloak himself in Kennedy’s mantle; unfortunately for him, both COVID-19 restrictions and the odd [...]

Some Bishops Want Your Guns

If for nothing else, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will always be remembered at a tragedy. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," Emanuel told the Wall Street Journal in 2008, "what I mean by that is: an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." Who better to follow the [...]

President Obama gets tough

A conversation overheard at the White House… Rahm Emmanuel: Mr. President, you need to toughen up about this oil spill, because you look like a *****. A little, pigtailed, tea-party dress wearing, oversized lollipop licking *****. President Obama: I see. And what would you suggest? Rahm Emmanuel: Well, Cupcake, I'd suggest you pretend Michelle married [...]

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