Well, the honeymoon didn't last long.
The Republican National Committee is blasting President-elect Barack Obama;'s choice of Rep. Rahm emanuel as his new White House Chief of Staff.
"OBAMA's BROKEN PROMISE," screams the headline on a statement from the RNC. "After promising change, Obama selects hyper-partisan wedded to special interests as his Whiote House Chief of Staff."
Said RNC spokesman Alex Conant: "Barack Obama's first decision as president-elect undermines his promise to 'heal the divides.' Rahm Emanuel is a partisan leader who played a lead role in breaking Washington. The White House needs a chief of staff, not a chief campaigner like Emanuel. Our nation will be ill-served if Obama runs the White House the way 'Rahmbo' ran the Democratic Congress."