Westchester in the White House?

If you thought Hillary Clinton was the only chance of seeing  a Westchester resident working in the White House, think again.tjndc5-5b59y10ao1h6cs4o7p4_original.jpg

Now that Barack Obama won the presidential election this week, his aides are strongly encouraging him to bring in high profile figures into his cabinet. One of the people being considered for head of the Environmental Protection Agency is none other than Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who lives in Bedford.

RFK Jr. is a high profile environmental lawyer that has taken on big companies and governments in efforts to clean up the Hudson River and Long Island Sound.

He won’t be the only one in the White House with Westchester ties. Obama has already expressed giving his chief of staff position to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a Chicago politician who did his undergrad at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville.

Emanuel is a pitbull politician that is not afraid to cuss up a storm (as I learned the hard way while working as a Capitol Hill reporter in Washington DC). But many people don’t know this, Emanuel was a ballet dancer as a child and turned down an invitation to join the Joffrey Ballet to study dance at Sarah Lawrence (hahaha!).

“It was a great liberal-arts school, and there were four women for every guy,” Emanuel told the Rolling Stone in 2005. “I was eighteen, so I’m allowed to think like that.”

(Photo by Stuart Bayer / The Journal News )