By Pablo Fanque
National Affairs Editor
Well, it hasn't been a secret--for six months or so (and, really, longer), the rumors have been out there. Obviously BHO knew about it too. Rahm has never kept it a secret--even when he was a congressman. This is the job he really wanted. And I have to admit, I think he'll be a pretty damned good big city mayor.
Other chiefs of staff have gone on to "bigger" things--Dick Cheney, James Baker, Gen, Haig, Rumsfeld, Donald Regan...
Two years is about the norm, really. It's just about as much as anyone in their right mind can take. And he's not exactly well-loved, even around the white house. Yeah, it does make it look like people are abandoning ship...what are you going to do? The ship is definitely taking on water, but it's fundamentally sound. And it's probably time to re-energize the place with fresh meat.