Rahm Emmanuel and his ilk would sell their mothers for two votes and a committee assignment.
You know, a large part of the GOP defeat this year is due to the number of GOP politicians who put their own power and fortunes ahead of their constituents' and party's concerns.
As far as I know, Rahm Emmanuel is the most righteous, upright Representative in Congress. But his attitude is distressingly similar to DeLay, Cunningham and others, and his priorities are clear: he's looking out for number 1, and if he needs to use the entire Democratic party to advance his interests, he will.
A resurgent Democratic base is his worst nightmare. He will be interesting to watch.