Should he stay or should he go?
February 3, 2010 6:49pm CST
Everyone has probly heard about Rahm Emanuel and his "f**king retarded" comment. Well a lot of people are up in arms over it and calling for him to be fired. Palin says it is the same as using a "racial slur" and just as "unexceptable". Rahm apologized to the Advocates for people with disabilities about his use of the word "retarded" because it is an offensive word to use about people with disabilites. But should be fired over it? What do you think? While I admit I did not know a lot about Rahm...so I looked him up. Here is some interesting and somewhat disturbing things to know about him. 1. He is known for using profane language...alot...and at work. Worse than a salior as the saying goes. Screams, hollers, throws fits, curse words flying. He is famous for them. Not very professional. 2. He once got mad at a pollster and mailed him a dead fish. yep you heard me right. He mailed a rotting stinking fish to him. Very immature and unprofessional....but amusing. I will give him points for orginality on that one. 3. During the Clinton admin...told Tony Blair (visiting prime minister) "This is important.Don't F*ck it up" about a important speech and public appearance...is that really how we talk to visiting foreign leaders? No wonder the world thinks we are jerks.Once again unprofessional. 4. At a dinner the night after Bill Clinton was elected Rahm ranting at a long list of Clinton "enemies." As he shouted each name, he stabbed the table with his steak knife: "Nat Landow! Dead! Cliff Jackson! Dead!" Ok now he is starting to scare me. Maybe he needs anger management classes. Do we really trust having this man so close to the president? Someone needs to make sure he gets the plastic silverware whenever he eats with the president. Maybe just a spork or something safe like that. Maybe have a secret service guy stand in between them, just in case. Well what do you think of him now? At the very least he needs some manners classes. And maybe someone needs to tell him what it means to act like a professional. But it does make me wonder why Obama decide to post him to his admin. Tell me your thoughts on this guy.
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• United States
4 Feb 10
He needs to go because he's just the wrong person-period. I gotta give him a pass on the retarded thing. I have been vilified for using the word myself "How could you when you have an autistic daughter!!!" Like all the sudden I can't say something be of my kid? Not that retarded and autistic are anywhere near the same thing. Emanuel needs to go because he shouldn't be there in the first place.
• United States
4 Feb 10
Stay. I used to run a community residence for developmentally disabled adults and am easily upset by the way some people talk about disabled folks... but... I can understand the way someone in Rahm's position could get upset to the point of (horrors) swearing and using words like 'retard' taht many people (myself included) find offensive. But his is the Presidents right hand man and he worked to apologize quickly. I say he should stay.