Asked by the N.Y. TimesDeborah Solomon about Barack Obama‘s choice of Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff, Karl Rove replies as follows: “I raised a question as to whether this would be the best use of Emanuel’s talents. If you’re trying to work through a big legislative priority, it is sort of hard if you have a guy who has a reputation as a tough, hard, take-no-prisoners, head-in-your-face, scream-and-shout, send-them-a-dead-fish partisan.”