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(VIDEO) POLITICAL ROAST : Barack Obama roast Rahm Emanuel 2005

CSPAN rebroadcast a roast from 2005 where Barack Obama takes on his future White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

Discussed are Rahm’s past with ballet and the accident in which Rahm lost his middle finger, a loss that Obama said essentially rendered Rahm mute

Obama Offers White House Chief of Staff Job to Rep. Rahm Emanuel

Obama offered the job of chief of staff to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, ABC News’ Jake Tapper reported today.

Emanuel, a veteran of President Clinton’s administration and a close political ally of Obama’s from Chicago, hasn’t immediately given his answer.

Obama likes that Emanuel knows policy, knows politics and knows Capitol Hill and has told associates that he knows Emanuel will have his back,” ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent George Stephanopoulos said of the offer.