Rahm Emanuel Chosen as Obama's Chief of Staff

The bad news: There's stuff not to like about Rahm Emanuel.

The good news: There's stuff to like about Rahm Emanuel.

My feelings about Emanuel, with whom I've been familiar for a loooooong time by virtue of his Chicago background, are probably best summarized in this Photoshop I did a few years ago for reasons I don't remember:

The fact that I can't recall whether it was intended to be a compliment or a criticism really says everything I need to say about the guy.

If you don't know much about him, this 2005 Rolling Stone profile is a good place to start.

One thing that's encouraging: Picking Emanuel is almost certainly a signal that Obama is serious about governing toward the left.

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