(CNN) - A Washington insider Wednesday noticed White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel lunching at DC hot spot Central Michel Richard with none other than billionaire businessman Samuel Zell, who serves as the chairman of the Tribune Company - the company that owns and operates Chicago's influential Chicago Tribune.
The afternoon meeting fuels speculation over Emanuel's possible run for mayor of Chicago. Senior White House officials have confirmed to CNN they expect Emanuel to step down from his position as chief of staff as soon as Friday to take the final exploratory steps for a campaign.
Get him out of the White House!!! and throw out the rest of the bums with him!! The democRATic Chicago machinery is where they came from and exactly where they belong!! Good riddance.