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.


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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