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Emanuel Dishonors Electorate

The lamestream media told you:

Illinois representative Rahm Emanuel has been named as the new White House Chief of Staff. Emanuel, a power player in the Clinton administration accepted the honor without hesitation.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Wasn't Emanuel just elected to the House of Representatives? (Yes, he was.) What happens to the people who elected him? He campaigns, convinces people to elect him, and then just takes another job? Leaves the electorate twisting in the wind? So the election is now just a proxy -- "Vote for me and I'll put who I want into office while I do something else." Am I the only one who sees a small problem with this policy? What becomes of the small fortune spent to elect him, and the people who donated it? It smells funny to have a candidate raid the ranks of duly elected officials to fill his staff positions -- the moral thing to do would be to select from among the other 300 million people in the country.

No media reproach or popular outrage has been made or is expected. No word yet on who Emanuel will pick to fill the post he won, or what that person will do about the position they leave to leapfrog into the desirable vacant seat Emanuel abandons.

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