The Washington Times - January 26, 2009, 08:20AM

Joe Biden cannot have been happy if and when he read this paragraph in Mark Liebovich’s profile of Rahm Emanuel Sunday:

“Mr. Emanuel initially resisted taking the job. He came around after Mr. Obama insisted, saying these were momentous times and that the awesome tasks he faced required Mr. Emanuel’s help. The president-elect also assured Mr. Emanuel that the position would be the functional equivalent of ‘a No. 2’ or ‘right-hand man,’ according to a person familiar with their exchanges.”

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What does that make the vice president?

— Jon Ward, White House Reporter, The Washington Times