Rybak talks up Obama plan for urban policy office

R.T. Rybak, who was an early rider on the Barack Obama express, talked up the president-elect’s idea for an urban policy office in the new administration, says the Minnesota Independent.

The Minneapolis mayor appeared on an MPR show Thursday with Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. The Independent said Rybak “did a fairly miserable job of professing a lack of interest” in whether Obama might offer him the job of running such an urban policy office.

The site included the transcript of the interesting exchange about Rybak’s interest in an Obama administration post.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Jeremy Hanson on 11/21/2008 - 01:08 pm.

    Joe, It’s interesting that you lest our the first half of the MN Independent’s quote: “Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis did an excellent job today on Minnesota Public Radio of extolling the virtues of the proposed urban policy office in President-elect Barack Obama’s White House.”

  2. Submitted by Tom Poe on 11/22/2008 - 01:21 pm.

    Following the RNC demonstration of police state brutality, it’s only fitting the mayor feels he’s entitled to be rewarded and pushed up the Peter ladder. However, he needs to be reminded, the rules no longer are those followed by the Bush administration. I suspect Obama will opt to wait out the court phase litigation, before considering this jerk for anything. His silence at the obscene shredding of our Constitution by his fellow city, state and federal officials speaks volumes about his qualifications to represent the ideals of America.

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