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Rahm's fishy farewell gift


If you closely follow American politics, you've probably heard the true story about a young Rahm Emanuel sending a pollster who angered him a dead fish.

Well, on his final day at the White House, aides -- playfully -- gave him a taste of his own medicine.

Emanuel gave a teary-eyed farewell after receiving the gift of an enormous dead Asian carp from economic adviser Austan Goolsbee (a fellow Chicagoan who volunteered on Rahm's first campaign for Congress).

"I know that I pushed you all very hard," Rahm said at the farewell. "But I did it in service to the president and I believe that our whole country is better off for it."

After his speech -- which was about five minutes long -- he received extended standing applause from the assembled members of the staff.