Emanuel splitting for Chicago, that toddling town

Everybody knew that Rahm Emanuel wouldn’t be Obama’s chief of staff until the twelfth of never.

Emanuel, hardly a patrician who refrains from rumbling with the roadies, is hitting the road tomorrow to run for mayor of Chicago and reportedly will be replaced by White House senior adviser Peter Rouse.

Rahm has been a lightning rod in the White House, where nobody has nestled in the cool of his shade.

He has made no secret that he’s less than enamored with life in the Beltway.

Perhaps his hellish hail of F-bombs will fly better in the Windy City.