President-elect Barack Obama

Chief of Staff

Clearly, the choice of Rahm Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff indicates that the president-elect is going to be pushing a very aggressive legislative agenda, and Emanuel will be the enforcer -- not just in terms of laser-focussing a disciplined White House staff to accomplish this, but also to keep a tight grip on the congressional Democrats.

Emanuel has never been my favorite Democrat. But I like where this is going so far. In 1993, President Clinton stumbled out of the gate. I don't think that'll happen with the Obama administration.