Rahm Emmauel using the midterms debacle as an excuse to backstab Valerie Jarrett?
Politico, naturally. I'll quote and last paragraph and the author bio:
Fire Valerie Jarrett
Because somebody has to take the fall for the midterms. Why not Jarrett?
Take Obama’s first-term chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel [please!], who clashed early and often with Jarrett and felt “undermined” by her, as political reporter Jonathan Alter, the author of two in-depth books on the Obama administration, told me in 2013. Emanuel recognized early on that Jarrett was trouble and worried that she could become what former Newsweek correspondent Daniel Klaidman, in his book Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency, called a “shadow COS.” Emanuel tried to sideline Jarrett by pressing for her to be appointed to Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat, according to Alter: “He wasn’t sure that he wanted a competing power base that was closer to the president and first lady than he was.” But Michelle Obama wanted Jarrett in the White House, so Emanuel’s plan fizzled. He left in the fall of 2010 to run for mayor of Chicago.
And now, the bio:
Carol Felsenthal is author of Power, Privilege & the Post: The Katharine Graham Story. She is also a contributing writer to Chicago and is the magazine’s political blogger.
Beat sweetener from Felsenthal, and planted by Rahm, no doubt.