Wash Post gossipistas: We speak, of course, of firstborn Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, 55, oncologist, bioethicist and health care adviser to President Obama; middle brother Rahm, 53, former White House chief of staff and mayor of Chicago; and baby Ari, 51, the Hollywood agent so powerful he inspired the character of Ari Gold on “Entourage.”
“The impatient, pushy Emanuel style is so well known that during a recent job interview I was asked, point-blank, whether I had the levelheaded temperament the position required,” writes Zeke in his upcoming “Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family.”
Also: Wicked smart, aggressive and media-savvy. The trio will lead the publicity juggernaut for the book, which comes out in late March. First an excerpt in Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue with a photo spread by Annie Leibovitz, strategic TV appearances and other supersecret interviews.
•“Rahm always tries to get the maximum for the minimum.”
• Ari was adorable, jittery and always an operator.
• And Zeke? Something of a jerk when he first arrived at Amherst.
Other family traits? Sarcasm and “eye-rolling snobbery.”