Rahm Emanuel Saves Another Life
Everybody thought Rahm Emanuel was going to be such a hard-ass mobster for Barack Obama, but the actual strategy seems to involve Rahm personally saving people all over Washington every day, until everybody in town literally owes their life to Rahm. The superhero chief of staff saved a congressman yesterday, and not justany congressman, either -- Emanuel saved the Republican now representing Tom DeLay's old district!
Pete Olson is the Sugar Land/Houston TX-22 representative who defeated Democrat Nick Lampson in November, after Lampson beat the terrifying GOP nutcase Shelley "Dracula Cunt" Sekula Gibbs in the 2006 midterms, although Dracula Cunt did win a special election to hilariously finish off the few remaining days of DeLay's term after DeLay was indicted for being one of the most obvious criminals on Earth. (DeLay held the seat for 22 years, during which he ran the House as an actual mafia operation. And who had the seat before Tom DeLay? Doctor Ron Paul!)
Anyway, back to our story of bipartisan heroics:
Olson was working out in the U.S. House Members gym on Capitol Hill at about 6:20 a.m. when he collapsed. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who also was working out there, was one of the first to reach Olson after he went down, Olson’s spokesman, Luke Marchant, said.
Pete Olson had emergency surgery, and now he's got a pacemaker, and you can bet Rahm Emanuel has exclusive ownership of that pacemaker's replacement battery.
Just three weeks ago, Emanuel was at the movies when some random guy (probably a powerful Republican) had a seizure. Rahm took care of the dude until the ambulance arrived, from St. Rahm Hospital.
Congressman Olson has emergency heart surgery [Galveston News]