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Rumors Swirl in Chicago Politics

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RUSH: Here Don in Chicago. It's great to have you on the program. Hello.

CALLER: Twenty-eight-day dittos, Rush.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: Rush, this is a great opportunity for the nation to see Chicago politics at work up close and personal. "They pull a knife, you pull a gun." This guy, if he can't cut you off at the knees, he'll figure out a way to buy you off, and you're already starting to see it. "Everybody has their price." That's the motto in the White House and that's the motto in Chicago. It's always been that way. I'm 54 years old, and I've seen this every day.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: People will just fall in the wake of this man, and he doesn't care their collateral damage.

RUSH: Everybody has their price, everybody has a past. Everybody has a scandal, large or small, in their lives. Of course. There's nothing that these people will not use.

CALLER: Rush, do you know what's going on right now -- I think you hit on this a couple days ago; I'm sure you know about it -- with Rahm Emanuel leaking out that he's a little discontent with his boss? There's a Senate race going on in the state of Illinois for his seat, between Mark Kirk and this guy Alexi Giannoulias, who has a really shaky past. The president's already endorsed him, and they're now talking that they're going to try and convince this guy to relinquish his primary win. Then the rumor is Rahm Emanuel will come in and take the seat.

RUSH: Hmm. Interesting. Well, I know that we've chronicled here at great length the contretemps going on between Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama inside the Beltway media. And it is unusual because the president's the one that's taking it on the short end here and it's unusually the other way around. Chiefs of staff do not prevail in public, behind-the-scenes battles with the president of the United States. We'll keep a sharp eye on this. I appreciate the call out there, Don.

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