Ray LaHood = Secretary of Transportation

Ray LaHood became the 16th American Secretary of Transportation today at 1:00 PM today. Exciting, eh?

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The selection of Mr. LaHood demonstrates Mr. Emanuel’s sway with Mr. Obama. After Mr. Emanuel sounded out Mr. LaHood about his interest in joining the administration, he was summoned to a meeting in Chicago with the president-elect.

The interview lasted 30 minutes, just Mr. Obama and Mr. LaHood.

“Look, Rahm Emanuel loves you,” Mr. Obama told Mr. LaHood as he prepared to leave. “He is really pressing me and pushing me. And it’s not that I don’t want to do it, but … ”

A few days later, Mr. LaHood was picked to be secretary of transportation.

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