It didn’t take an insider to know that up until now Hillary Clinton wanted no photographs of her and Rahm Emanuel together.
He was toxic.
He had shut down 50 public schools, the largest public school shut-down in American history. Almost all of them in African American communities.
He had provoked a 2012 teacher strike.
Right in the middle of the presidential campaign it was exposed that he had buried the video tape of the killing of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year old African American , shot 16 times by police officer Jason Van Dyke.
For Democrats who knew that Clinton’s nomination and election depended on African American voters, Rahm was a disaster.
“Separate big time,” emailed Neera Tanden, who runs the Democratic Party think tank, the Center for American Progress.
The email was sent to Clinton campaign chief John Podesta. His emails were in the recent WikiLeaks dump.
There has been a rehabilitation of Rahm in recent weeks. He has been allowed to show up at some recent campaign rallies.
It’s a big mistake. He will screw up again.