Two of the biggest problems that Obama has yet faced both show Rahm Emanuel to be unreliable:
FIRST: Rahm was deep in the Blago Affair.
And SECOND, he was Pelosi's number 2 - so he either ceded Nancy the power to do whatever the fuck she wanted with the Stimulus Bill or failed to reign her in.
Both have hurt Obama.
There;'s another explanation: he's doing EXACTLY what Obama wants. Which would mean Obama was in deep with the Blago Affair and wanted EVERYTHING in the House Bill.
Hmmm... seeing as Obama is a CREATURE of the Cook Coumty Machine and the SEIU... the answer probably is: HE'S DOING OBAMA'S BIDDING.
Or should I say THE MACHINE'S BIDDING.