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Massa: Rahm Emanuel is "Son of Devil's Spawn"

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 9, 2010 3:00PM

U.S. Rep. Eric Massa (D, NY), who resigned his post over allegations he sexually harassed two male aides, is not going quietly and he's stirring up trouble for the Obama White House and Rahm Emanuel. Massa is now alleging he was "set up" by fellow Democrats because he opposed Obama's health care bill and that his resignation helps lower the necessary votes to pass the legislation in the House from 217 to 216, charges White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called "ridiculous."

But Massa saved his most pointed barbs for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Said Massa: "Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn. He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive." Okay, well, that's nothing we haven't heard before. Massa then described being confronted by a nude Emanuel at the gym: "I am showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me." Again, nothing about that story shocks us at all. Neither does the fact that Massa, in his apparent huff, is taking his story straight to that bastion of journalism, Fox News, for an interview with Glenn Beck.

All eyes seem to be on Rahm lately; this weekend, the New York Times magazine will run a feature titled, "The Limits of Rahmism," focusing on Rahm's role in the White House, particularly in regards to health care.