Oct 1, 2010 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Departing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is
saying goodbye to the White House and President Barack Obama.
Without specifically mentioning the Chicago mayor's race he
intends to enter, Emanuel told Obama he's "energized by the
prospect of new challenges." And he said he's eager to see what he
can do "to make our hometown even greater."
Emanuel made the comments as he stood next to Obama in the East
Room of the White House Friday.
The brash and aggressive chief of staff, in an unusual display
of emotion, appeared to almost choke up as he discussed his
family's immigrant background, and the opportunities he has been
Referencing his well-known penchant for profanity during his
White House tenure, Emanuel also told the president: "I'm sure
you've heard some words you've never heard before."