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Rahm Emanuel’s Parting Gift From the White House: A Dead Fish

Crossposted from Haaretz

Rahm Emanuel, who resigned as the White House chief of staff on Friday in order to run for mayor of Chicago, received an unusual parting gift.

During a staff meeting in the White House’s Roosevelt Room on Friday morning, Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee handed Emanuel a dead Asian carp wrapped in copies of the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times.

The gift was an allusion to a past incident in which Emanuel sent a dead fish to a pollster with whom he was angry at.



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