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 In addition to publishing this picture of Rahm Emanuel reaching out to shake the hand of a woman who looks rather wary of shaking his, New York Magazine‘s recent article “The Rahmfather Makes an Offer Chicagoans Can’t Refuse” mentions no less than three plays on the former US Chief of Staff’s first name. But why just let New York Magazine (and every major news publication) have all the fun? So here’s our list of Rahm puns/names that we’ve collected and some we’ve come up with.

From the News:
The Rahmfather, Battering Rahm, Rahmbo

From Weigel, a Slate blog:

Rahmadan: The 24 days between Richard Daley’s announcement that he would retire and Emanuel’s announcement that he would run to replace him, during which time the Washington press corps fasted. (Alternate spelling: Rahmadone.)

Rahm Kippur: Friday, October 1: The day Rahm will leave his post as White House chief of staff.

Rahm Sunday: The day that Rahm returns to Chicago.

Thanks to Felicia Sonmez, Rachel Balsham and Jeffrey Mervosh for the puns.”

From us:
The Rahmper Room: The news and talk show CNN will create if Rahm is not elected Mayor. He’s already quit his White House job… What else is he gonna do?

The Rahmaround: If Rahm is elected mayor, any efforts he makes that are perceived as attempts to delay direct action will be referred to as such.

We’ll be adding to this list as we come up with more puns. Feel free to send us your suggestions!

By the way, if you don’t get a chance to read the New York Magazine article, the last line is worth noting: “Emanuel seems genuinely touched. ‘Got off a goddamn bus to shake my hand,’ he says. ‘Isn’t that weird?'”


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