Rahm Emanuel may leave post

UK 'Telegraph' reports US chief of staff unhappy with lack of change.

June 21, 2010 08:22
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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.

The Telegraph 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.

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