Wednesday, March 04, 2009

One of our town's more colorful characters

Ryan Lizza has a great profile of Rahm Emanuel in The New Yorker. This part made me laugh out loud [HT to Daniel Drezner]:
I noticed that over [Emanuel's] left shoulder, on the credenza behind him, was an official-looking name plate, which he said was a birthday present from his two brothers. It read “Undersecretary for Go F**k Yourself.”
For some reason it made me think of Ari Gold.

I also liked this part:
When Emanuel was a teen-ager, he lost half of his right middle finger, after cutting it on a meat slicer—an accident, Obama once joked, that “rendered him practically mute.”

2 comments:

Kirsten said...

I'm assuming you also know that the character Ari Gold is actually based on Rahm's brother Ari, who actually is a successful Hollywood agent? Looks like that's just good writing!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari_Emanuel
Rahm is also part of the character of Josh Lyman on West Wing - Aaron Sorkin knows the family well.

Saxdrop said...

yup! i thought i was being cute by pointing out the obvious.