September 13th, 2010
07:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Michael Moore for White House chief of staff?

(CNN) – If White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel leaves Washington to run for mayor in his hometown of Chicago, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore says he knows who could take his place: himself.

"I'm just willing to come in," Moore told Wolf Blitzer on Monday on CNN's The Situation Room.

"I'll work there everyday, I'll get up with Obama, we'll get up at six in the morning, I'll help light a fire under him, we'll get going, we'll get the job that needs to get done," Moore breathlessly said. "We'll stand up for the American people, stand up for the working people, have some guts. And that's what I think we need."


Filed under: Michael Moore • Rahm Emanuel
soundoff (117 Responses)
  1. stevegee

    Yeah, like that's a good idea: an oaf liberal helping to shove a Socialist agenda down the throats of Americans. Go make another lame film MM.

    Stop Obama, Pelosi and Reid, and all the leftist Democrats. In November, vote Republican!

    September 13, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. Edwin

    What an arrogant dirtbag. This guy hasn't been relevant in years. Please go away, Mr. Moore.

    September 13, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Mike is a true american and would work for our "spoiled unemployed" as sharron mangle would say

    September 13, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  4. The incompetent Barrack Hussien Obama

    Who cares what this Worthless DORK wants?

    Why is he is given a microphone?

    Most americans don't pay attention to this arrogant fool........

    Oh, arrogant fool. Now, I know why OBOZO likes him.

    September 13, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  5. Jim in Florida

    Moore is an elitist moron, which means he'd fit quite nicely into the Obama White House.

    September 13, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  6. Hangar 13

    Sounds like a good move. The staunchly anti-capitalist, anti-American Moore would serve as a voice of moderation for this administration. Please, please let me wake up and find that it's November 2.

    September 13, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  7. Keith in Austin

    Are you kidding me? Michael Moore that touts 9/11 was an "inside deal"

    That fat obnoxious poster boy of left wing Liberalism is what we have to look forward to leaving Democrats unchecked. Let's send a very loud message in November, America!

    September 13, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  8. John G

    But as usual, nobody asked him his opinion or offered him the job.

    September 13, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  9. age-nice

    Obama does that, he won't get re-elected.

    September 13, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  10. Hugo

    Alright! Moore power to him, just what the Obama Administration needs to assist the Democrats in their further demise, I am 100% behind it. Please start tomorrow Chubbie, I mean Cubbie, keep on doing what libtards do so well, and that is FAIL! Maybe Michele can help him with his diet...how about a documdrama on trial lawyer lobbyists effect on the cost of goods and services sold in the good old USA? You know why jobs went overseas Libtard's, it is called corporate taxation and return on investment you know like the cost to benefit ratio on investment; upside down now courtesy of the Union slugs and Democrats.

    September 13, 2010 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  11. Scott

    Wow...that would ensure that this country fragments. Many conservatives and libertarians do not have any respect for this man. This is not a good idea.

    September 13, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  12. Joedoe1234

    Wow, all this time I thought that Obama couldn't have picked a more divisive chief of staff that Rahm Emanuel, I was wrong!

    But don't limit your choices to just Moore, Mr. President – Moore's health care idol Fidel C. has more free time now that he stepped down – be sure to consider him, too!

    Nothing like picking individuals for your cabinet that will help you bring the country together!

    September 13, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  13. b. o. stinks

    speaking of guts has this slob looked at his lately this blob of flesh is repulsive

    September 13, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  14. Ancient Texan

    Why not? Moore would fit right in with the rest of the Nutcases from Chicago. Go for it. Might even be an improvement.

    September 13, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  15. the real ib

    He would fit in perfect with Obama. He thinks like Obama.

    September 13, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  16. John Galt

    What an arrogant tool. Like he's even remotely qualified to be the White House window-washer.

    September 13, 2010 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  17. tag

    moore is an idiot and i am sure mr. obama thinks the same thing.....

    September 13, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  18. DagnyTag

    The Progressive Liberal Left "offering". And we've heard so much about the lack of good candidates and poor quality coming from 'anything right of looney leftyville'. Absolutely pathetic.

    September 13, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  19. jim

    Michael Moore is a joke. What does he think qualifies him to do anything but make films.?He's a Hollywood loser.

    September 13, 2010 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  20. Augsbee

    I guess Michael doesn't realize he's an uncultured, uneducated, vulgar man who has made a living on gimmicks, he's a very rich con man, we don't need that kind of trash in the White House.

    September 13, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  21. Ready for 2012

    Wouldn't accepting a givernment job result in a paycut for Mr. Moore?

    Why would he want to be Obama's mouth piece? Shouldn't that job go to someone at MS-NBC?

    But hey, if Moore can get Obama to focus his attention on the failing economy and the need to create good jobs that pay a living wage throughout the country, then let him be Obama's mouth piece.

    Good luck with that.

    September 13, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  22. Janice Brame

    I know this Michael Moore as a WH staffer really dose not deserve my energy but serioulsy! I could not stop laughing!

    September 13, 2010 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  23. jules sand-perkins

    Is Moore serious about himself?
    This is one of the best publicity stunts ever, and Moore has pulled off a few recently–oh, I just got it: Obama and Moore must hire the same PR guy, or the two guys who work for them are cousins or something...some kind of partners.
    Well, why not Moore in the White House? Anything else goes there under this president.
    As somebody commented here today, even the dog doesn't seem right.

    September 13, 2010 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  24. JonDie

    Not news, just more CNN fluff about nothing.

    September 13, 2010 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  25. Patrick

    Just stay out of the white house kitchen...you will eat them out of house and home. What a nut case.

    September 13, 2010 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
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