Magazine November 1, 2010, Issue

The Week

(Darren Gygi)

• If Congress wants to prosecute those who accept foreign money, Tim Geithner had better keep a suitcase packed.

• At his White House farewell, Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s departing chief of staff, told his boss: “I want to thank you for being the toughest leader any country could ask for, in the toughest times any president has ever faced.” The second half of that statement is self-evidently ridiculous, though entirely in keeping with Emanuel’s baby-boomer myopia. But “toughest leader”? The man whose first legislative triumph was persuading Congress to vote itself $800 billion worth of pork? Whose greatest achievement was

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