September 13th, 2010
07:22 PM ET
9 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. bryan Jon

    Yea right, and then you woke up!

    September 13, 2010 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  2. Alex

    As if we didn't have enough partisanship in Washington...

    September 13, 2010 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  3. sharky

    Please Michael Moore GO AWAY. Move to Cuba, Venezuela, the Middle East I do not care just leave. The mere thought of you anywhere in politics is extremely scary.

    September 13, 2010 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  4. barry

    CNN why don't you get off of the Michael Moore thing. You are just firing up people and hurting the Democrats chances in November.

    September 13, 2010 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Hey there...the pride of Flint is offering his services to BHO...???

    We should all be proud...!!!...???

    September 13, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  6. Karma

    He'd be a perfect Chief of Staff for our Marxist President.

    September 13, 2010 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  7. Annie Hampton

    Oh yes, Obama, Michael Moore will be a perfect consultant for your staff....

    September 13, 2010 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  8. Dan

    Now that's a good one! I needed a laugh today, thanks!

    September 13, 2010 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  9. John D

    Moores another typical Leftwing bigmouth who only wished he had a set!

    September 13, 2010 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  10. Voice of Reason

    C'mon CNN. Get your headlines right.

    This was posted on the front page like it was real news – But the point is that NO ONE is serious abuut Moore being part of the white house. The only person who thinks this Kook is qualified to be in the White house is himself.

    With this statement he moves from the world of entertainment and social commentary to the world of delusions and aspirations previously only inhabited by the likes of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Not exactly his crowd, but it does raise some interesting thoughts.

    I say lock Moore and Beck in a room and just let nature take its course.

    September 13, 2010 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  11. Debbie

    What a joke. My laugh of the day.

    September 13, 2010 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  12. USN

    OHHH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ! It would be perfect . They would fit soooooo well.

    September 13, 2010 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  13. Manny

    Thanks, but no thanks.

    September 13, 2010 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  14. Charles

    This guy is a joke.

    September 13, 2010 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  15. Kirsten

    oh yeah, that's EXACTLY what we need. If this were to happen Obama can kiss his second term goodbye!

    September 13, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  16. The reality is...

    WOW!!! Is this article ANY indication of how bad things are in this country thanks to these liberal loonies!!??????!!! Come on, Moore, SPARE us!!! You ARE joking I hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2010 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  17. Glen

    Is he serious? What could possibly qualify him for that position?

    September 13, 2010 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  18. Jay

    Of course he will, because he IS the common man, after all. I mean, he's donated all proceeds from all his films to the common man, right? He hasn't accepted any money from any evil corporation to make his films, right? Saint Michael! That's who we need!

    September 13, 2010 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  19. mike

    please tell me this is a joke right? even though i am not a fan of this administration there is no way in hell i want this blowhard in any position of authority.he is just that guy that we all work with that think they have all the answers to every problem in the world and he thinks that he is so much smarter than everyone else and he feels obligated to inform us on his correct way to fix things.(we all have 1 in our workplace right? lol) if he does by hook or crook get the job i am moving to canada :p

    September 13, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  20. normajean

    Michael is very interesting and thought provoking but as president I feel he would be a presence so overwhelming as to leave us all in a state of perpetual confusion.What a ride it would be but I don't think our hearts could stand it. They'd have to cart us all away somewhere to recover . Thanks anyway Michael!!!!!!

    September 13, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  21. Sande

    there are enough nim-wits at the White House as it is...let alone have Michael Moore there. President Obama doesn't need him whispering in his ear....he has the devil for that.

    September 13, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  22. V'ketah

    Sounds good , Micheal Moore is getting just a bit like actor Peter Finch in "NETWORK"... he's mad enough... and he's not going to take it ( IT.. ..?... it's many things really..)
    and, pleasantly, he's already shown a measure of decency in trying to reveal things to us that should be known, or at least, thing that should be turned over in our minds a bit more thoroughly.... and the fact that he's been pretty consistent with his efforts , almost incessant, means he's a good WORKER, and he's got my VOTE..... V'ketah

    September 13, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  23. L

    That is sooo silly. Why not talk about Alfred E. Newman for chief for staff!

    The position requires an inside manager and politician who can do the dirty work of keeping everything on the same path. It's not that Michael Moore is a terrible person, but the job requires someone with very different skills.

    It's foolish to even bother to report this as political news or even speculation.

    September 13, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  24. bfranklin

    I've got a word for Michale Moore.....Salad.

    September 13, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  25. cactuskid

    Yep, Moore could be Obama's new minister of propaganda.

    September 13, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
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