Doesn't living for five years rent free in the heart of the pricey power elites of the Washington DC Democrats strike you as somehow unsavory? That is apparently what Emanuel did when he found digs in the pad of Rosa DeLauro(D-Conn) and her husband, both reported to have Clinton connections. The excuse of hospitality rings hollow when both Rahm and Rosa were members of the House at the same time but only one paid all the bills. Makes Emanuel sound like a free-loader doesn't it? Or was DeLauro giving Emanuel a free ride in anticipation of future rewards?
Whatever the case, this adds yet another noxious layer of corruption atop the already tarnished Obama administration. And raises yet more doubts upon the Obama Team's vetting process. I get the feeling there were really only two questions that needed to be answered.
- What is your name? ____________________
- How much money will you give? __________________
Ooppppss, that is the Washington Times reporting this. The Post? What was I thinking? And before anyone sheds a tear in sympathy for Rahm, his salary on Jan 1, 2008 as a member of the House of Representatives was $169,300 plus perks and franking privledges. I think he could have afforded a room at the Watergate at least.