POLITICS
12/14/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Reporter: Emanuel Will Be Reviled By Dems

In the days following his election, it has become clear that President-elect Barack Obama is bringing a little bit of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's City Hall to Washington.

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Guys like these never seemed happier than when wielding the considerable power they spent their days accumulating. If they have a philosophy, it's a simple one: "Crush your friends -- just for the heck of it."

In the long run, I predict Emanuel will be reviled as much, if not more, by Democrats as Republicans, who won't feel quite as much pressure to obey his commands.

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