The Corner

Rahm, Like Lady Macbeth, Will Never Get Those Hands Clean

I love this lede from Politico, via Bob Costa, on Rahm Emanuel’s first day in candidate mode:

On Day One of Rahm Emanuel’s weekend transformation from power-behind-the-throne at the White House to glad-handing big-city pol, there were awkward handshakes, unplanned stops that surprised even his handlers and two sets of protesters, including one that blocked his car. 

And if you were looking for symbolism, there was the moment when Emanuel finished shaking hands with commuters at a Chicago Transit Authority station and shoppers at a supermarket and climbed back into his black Dodge Caravan, in which he could be seen vigorously washing his hands — in clear view of television cameras and reporters.

Full thing here.

Daniel FosterDaniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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