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White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel may quit his position within several months, the Daily Telegraph reported late Sunday.
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According to the British paper, Emanuel stated he would leave his post
in six to eight months due to lack of compatibility with senior
officials in Washington, as well as disappointment in his failure to
make policy changes within the Obama administration – a prime example
being Emanuel’s difference with other Democratic party officials with
regard to the recent health care reform.
The paper also cited fear of burning out, with one official reportedly
saying Emanuel considered himself “not a good father” for having taken
on the demanding job.
quoted various officials as saying
Emanuel was highly likely to leave the White House. One reportedly said
Rahm had not “stood behind” US President Barack Obama as Republican
leaders had done in the era of former US president George W. Bush.