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Rahm Emanuel -- Bigger Than the Big O

1/12/2009 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Further proof that the hierarchy of celebrity is different in D.C. than Hollywood -- for one restaurant in town, there is no bigger star than Rahm Emanuel.

The soon-to-be Chief of Staff is a regular at Rasika Restaurant. This Indian joint made it clear: The best table always goes to Rahm -- and that specifically includes you, Oprah, according to the hostess on duty.

We're told other than dealing with his order, waiters are told not to bother Mr E. But the waiters get theirs in the end -- we're told Rahm is a "fabulous tipper."

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