White House Drug Czar Wants to be Chicago’s Police Chief

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By Allan Lengel

Could there be another possible defection from the Obama administration?

The White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, head of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, told the Associated Press that he’s applied for the vacant spot as police chief of Chicago, where former White House aide Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor.

Kerlikowske, the former police chief of Seattle, told AP he “wouldn’t have applied for it if I didn’t want it.”

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