In what President Obama deemed the "least suspenseful announcement of all-time," Rahm Emanuel officially stepped down as White House chief of staff Friday to begin his campaign for Chicago mayor. On Twitter, close attention was paid to the colorful chief of staff's East Room farewell speech.
David Corn of Mother Jones wondered what all the fuss was about
Why is White House making a big deal of Rahm's departure? How many jobs is this creating? #rahmbutnotforgotten
The Washington Post's Aaron Blake played oddsmaker
What's the over/under on how long it is before Obama makes a joke about Rahm's foul tongue?
The Huffington Post saw a parallel with one of the great works of the 20th century
Someone PLEASE get it over with and compare Rahm's exit to that scene from 'Half Baked' where Scarface quits his job
The Los Angeles Times' Mike Memoli wanted more red meat
Rahm thanks Obama, "toughest leader in toughest times." #lovefest
Howard Kurtz could have done without all the touching
Rahm and the president just had their third bear hug. Come on, get a room.
Dan Foster pinpointed the exact moment Emanuel started to lose it
Rahm chokes up talking about his father and grandfather
@thecajunboy effectively summed up the speech
BREAKING: Rahm Emanuel cries!!!
@pourmecoffee told Chicagoans what they were doing Friday night
Rahm heading home today. To celebrate, the Chicago River will run red with the blood of his enemies.
NBC's Chuck Todd explained what Emanuel's departure would mean for a certain former president
BTW, something to ponder #westwing palace intrigue folks, Rahm's departure means Bill Clinton doesn't have a WH direct line when he wants
NBC's Savannah Guthrie answered the day's most pressing question: did anyone give Rahm any seafood?
At WH staff mtg this am, Rahm got teary after the gift of a huge dead fish (Asian carp) from austan goolsbee