Framing the Dialogue

Separated At Birth – Walnuts/Emanuel

Peter PaulPaulie WalnutsGualtieri is a one of the most interesting characters on the Sopranos television series.  Paulie is one of the top advisers to the head of the family and is considered one of the most ruthless members.  He is considered heartless and volatile which seem to make him a very effective enforcer.  He is also part of the inner most circle and perhaps the most trustworthy of Tony Soprano’s crew.  Paulie has long been known to desire to move up in the organization.

Rahm “Rhambo” Emanuelis one of the most interesting characters in the Obama Administration.  Rahm is the top advisor to President Obama and is considered one of the most ruthless enforcers.  He has a steamrolling personality and has been described as a profane and hyperactive attack dog.  He is a formidable gatekeeper to the Oval Office.  Rahm has long been known to desire to become Speaker of the House.

Update March 9, 2010:

Departing Democrat Representative Eric Massa gave us a behind the scenes look at how the Obama White House runs its business…the Chicago way.  Massa’s stories about his encounters with Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel provide detail on what ends this administration will do to achieve its goals.  There were plenty of stories about Emanuels’s language, behavior and outbursts, but they were usually tinged with doubt because of the sources.  Massa is a Democrat.

Perhaps the most bizarre story is when Emanuel tracked down Massa in the shower of the “House Gym” (must be nice to have your own gym at work).  Mass described the incident “”I’m sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling.  Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?”  I wonder why Massa, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, did not deck Emanuel?

Rep. Massa’s statements are certainly tainted since they came after he was “forced out” of congress due to an ethics investigation.  I have not heard Massa explain why he would not fight the charges and simply gave up.  The White House has denied all of Massa’s claims as they would.  Rahmbo (as described by Sean Hannity) does seem to be getting a lot of negative press lately and the bus may be coming.

“Rahm Emanuel is the son of the devil’s spawn.  He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.”

Representative Eric Massa

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