The party of hope, change and nepotism: Oh Come Emanuel!

It looks like nepotism is the order of the day: Zeke, and you shall find.

Rahm Emanuel’s Brother Joins White House Team

A second Emanuel is heading for the White House.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a prominent bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health–and the brother of incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel–will serve as a senior counselor at the White House Office of Management and Budget on health policy, two Democratic officials said Thursday.

Zeke Emanuel will work closely with Department of Health and Human Services secretary-nominee Tom Daschle to formulate a national health insurance program and to try to curb the swelling cost of health insurance without adversely impacting health care.

Two Emanuels in the White House might sound like a voluble combination, given Rahm Emanuel’s penchant for yelling, but his brother is known for being suave and soft-spoken.

Zeke joins the equally soft-spoken Kennedys:
Caroline and Chris and Ted and Bobby Jr.

Not as soft-spoken, but keeping it all in the family, Hillary Clinton. Will Bill become an Ambassador?

And of course, who’ll be in West Virginia?

UPDATE
More nepotism, via Conn Carroll: Dems embrace dynasty politics,

Joe Biden’s Senate seat may go to his son Beau. Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar, Obama’s pick for interior secretary, could end up being replaced by his brother, Rep. John Salazar.

And Obama’s own seat could go to the son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. – less likely now in light of developments in the Rod Blagojevich scandal – or to the daughter of Illinois’ current House speaker.

How do you spell s-p-e-c-i-a-l e-l-e-c-t-i-o-n?

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Shane posts on the Top Ten Most Pathetic Political Quotes Of 2008. He’s right on the money, but I must give honorable mention to Pres. Bush:
“I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system“.

UPDATE
Rick Moran:

Let’s get something clear. What Bush and Obama are doing has nothing to do with “saving” the free market” and everything to do with saving the hides of politicians who are responding to the cries of frightened people by overturning sound economic principles in favor of corporate handouts to failing companies who gambled and lost and now want the taxpayer to subsidize their recklessness and incompetence.

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Since it’s Advent, and I used it in the title, here it is:

No, other than the name, it has nothing to do with the post, but wouldn’t want you to get bored, would you?

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