Rahm Emanuel just can't take it anymore.
That's what ‘Washington insiders' are telling the London Telegraph, which reports that the WH chief of staff is tired of sparring with both Republicans and fellow Democrates and will quit in the next six to eight months.
"I would bet he will go after the midterms," The Telegraph quotes a 'leading Democratic' source as saying.
"Nobody thinks it's working but they can't get rid of him - that would look awful. He needs the right sort of job to go but the consensus is he'll go." […]
This year he battled Republicans on health care reform, watched the President's approval ratings plunge, and found himself embroiled in controversy when the Wall Street Journal reported that he had called a liberal group 'retarded' in a closed-door meeting, prompting Sarah Palin and other conservatives to call for his resignation. […]
The father of three also told 60 Minutes that the job is "a tremendous amount of pressure. And it's a tremendous amount to ask of your family."
According to the Telegraph's sources, Emanuel has told friends he is "very sensitive to the idea that he is not a good father for having done this," and that privately he has expressed a desire to run for Mayor of Chicago, his home town.