Ten Facts You Need To Know About Rahm Emanuel
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Ten Facts You Need To Know About Rahm Emanuel

Barack Obama’s decision to name Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff ensures that myriad profiles of the man they call “Rahmbo” will be written in the days and weeks to come.

Here at The Fix we aim to bring readers only the news they need to know, so — without further ado — here are the 10 facts about Rahm Emanuel that tell you everything you need to know about the next White House chief of staff.

1. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and is a classically trained dancer.

2. The dead fish story is true — although neither Emanuel nor pollster Alan Secrest like to talk about it publicly and it happened TWENTY years ago. (Old news folks; people change.)

3. He is on a first-name basis with every political reporter in Washington.

4. No one in Washington (with the possible exception of South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham) better understands the give and take between politics and policy better than Emanuel.

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