COLUMBIA, MO–Barack Obama was asked Thursday night about an AP report that Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) has been approached to be a chief of staff in an Obama White House.
On the tarmac after landing, Washington Times reporter Christina Bellantoni asked Obama about a possible Emanuel appointment.
“I’m trying to win an election…” Obama said.
Is that a no?
“Plouffe is my chief of staff,” Obama said, a reference to his campaign chief of staff, David Plouffe.
I asked Obama chief strategist David Axelrod–who has also been Emanuel’s media consultant–about the report.
“Don’t believe everything you read. I don’t,” Axelrod said.