White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, the administration’s most feared and fascinating personality, is fending off questions about just how long he will remain in his draining job — and whether his next gig will be in Washington or back in Chicago, perhaps as Mr. Mayor.
“He’s not going anywhere,” a White House aide said. “He’s working every day on health care, Afghanistan, the economy and implementing the president’s agenda. All this talk that he would go anywhere comes from people who don’t know him.”
Top administration officials said they expect Emanuel to remain in the West Wing at least through November’s midterm elections — and indicated that he might stay around even longer if President Barack Obama asks him to help on the run-up to his 2012 reelection bid.
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