Sunday, November 09, 2008

Boo Hiss? Or Hip, Hip Hooray? I am confused, anyone else?

OK, now about this appointment of Rahm...

It seems to get more interesting, with every new piece of information I read.

Boo Hiss, his ties to slime ball Chicago politics.

an American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing Illinois's 5th congressional district, which covers much of the north side of Chicago and parts of suburban Cook County


Interesting?

Emanuel's father, the Jerusalem-born Benjamin M. Emanuel, is a pediatrician and former member of the Jewish militia Irgun, which operated from 1931 to 1948 during the British Mandate of Palestine, before the founding of Israel and was regarded as a terrorist group by the British authorities.





Hip Hip Hooray.

Emanuel was a civilian volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, repairing truck brakes in one of Israel's northern bases.


Boooo/Hiss

Emanuel was named to the Board of Directors for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ("Freddie Mac") by then President Bill Clinton in 2000. His position paid him $31,060 in 2000 and $231,655 in 2001.[23] During the time Emanuel spent on the board, Freddie Mac was plagued with scandals involving campaign contributions and accounting irregularities.[24] The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) later accused the board of having "failed in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention." Emanuel resigned from the board in 2001 when he ran for congress.[25]


Hip Hip hooray

According to The Nation, Emanuel is "seen as a strong Israel partisan.”[35] In June 2007, Emanuel condemned an outbreak of Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip and criticized Arab countries for not applying the same kind of pressure on the Palestinians as they have on Israel. At a 2003 pro-Israel rally in Chicago, Emanuel told the marchers Israel was ready for peace but would not get there until Palestinians "turn away from the path of terror".



Can anyone clarify any of this for me?

2 comments:

That 1 Guy said...

It's all about being centrist and compromise.

Hip Hip BOOray! :)

I'm not too concerned, yet... just watching to see how this all shapes up.

Marna Krajeski said...

At first blush, it looks like Obama has his pit bull (didn't he say he wanted a puppy??) Now Rahm can be the bad cop and do the dirty work, while Obama continues to be the most beloved. Rahm equals Chicago thug politician with the DNA of a "take-no-prisoners" Israeli commando.