I found Steve Clemon’s description of this piece so annoying and ridiculous that I was unable to read the piece itself. People say it’s good, it’s
Henry Edward Luce on Obama’s (too) close-knit team of advisers from Chicago, especially but not only Rahm.
Now that I check I can’t access the piece anyway because of the FT paywall. But you may be able to.
Update. Steve Clemons asks what I don’t like about his piece. So here’s what really got me:
I will never forget when Rahm Emanuel laughingly responded well within earshot of several national media (and this blogger/writer) at an Inaugural bash to an inquiry if Emanuel was enjoying putting Tom Daschle on the basement floor of the White House in a non-descript office pretty far from the president. Emanuel joked back glibly that Daschle had to be happy with any office in the White House because “any square inch of real estate inside the White House — no matter where it is — is more valuable than anything outside it.”
Compare this flippant meanness and hubris..
How is that in any way “flippant meanness and hubris”? Isn’t it what everybody in Washington believes? I thought it was a good thing to believe that someone should be more proud to work in the White House than as a corporate dog’s body (I’m trying to give an accurate description of what Daschle was doing when he was being considered for HHS)?
Maybe I’m making a mountain of mole hill here, but this bothers me.