04/25/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rahm's Rescue Mission: His Own Image

Emanuel's main job is serving as President Barack Obama's not-so-mild-mannered point man on the renewed, possibly quixotic final push for health care reform.

But in his spare time, the White House chief of staff and his allies have sought to defend Emanuel against a growing chorus of critics who blame him for nearly everything that has gone wrong in Obama's first year.

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