U.S. President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office on Feb. 13, 2012, in Washington, D.C. (Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office on Feb. 13, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
(Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

 

That was one of Rahm Emanuel’s rules when he worked as President Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff. According to Emanuel, it’s not about managing a crisis—it’s about using that crisis to advance your agenda.

Rahm’s rule might not apply to the numerous scandals that have besieged the Obama administration this summer. But then again, when you consider the timing and the nature of some of these scandals, it does make you wonder.

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