Rich, in the Sally Quinn piece you link to, the veteran Washington Post columnist also gives us this interesting tidbit about Rahmbo:
Emanuel, the most political animal in this town, also should understand that keeping Rogers on as social secretary reflects upon the president’s judgment. It’s possible that he has other considerations. Emanuel is said to have told people that the chief-of-staff role is an 18-month job and that he is considering a run for mayor of Chicago. And Rogers is a major social and political player in the Windy City.
I agree with Marcus Gilmer’s take at Chicagoist: “We just did one of those Scooby-Doo double-takes. Rahm for Mayor? We don’t even know how to process that. Of course, we take it with a huuuuuuuge grain of salt. After all, this seems to be one of those ‘someone told someone who told someone who told someone who told me’ situations.” Of course, for Rahm to win, current Chicago mayor Richard Daley would almost certainly have to be out of the picture. Daley, 67, has been mum about whether he’s planning to run for a seventh term in 2011, but after losing the 2016 Summer Olympics, and with the Windy City’s economy struggling, he may be ready to give up the reins. At any rate, if Rahm does run for mayor, GOP strategists will have a lot of fun with this:
Obama may survive the non-resignation of his social secretary, but if Rahmbo resigns, can he survive Salahi?