Bill Daley Resigns as White House Chief of Staff

By: Monday January 9, 2012 2:10 pm

When Bill Daley was relieved of the Chief of Staff part of the Chief of Staff job, I thought he’d just end up as an appendage, a corporate bagman. But over the past several weeks, the White House has stepped away from the corporate-friendly pose they cultivated with the Daley appointment, and Daley became far less relevant. Today he resigned to join the reelection campaign.


Bill Daley Relieved of the Chief of Staff Part of the Chief of Staff Job

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 7:01 am

Chief of Staff Bill Daley is giving up day-to-day operations at the White House, with Pete Rouse taking over. I’m not sure there’s anything else to the job other than day-to-day operations; that’s kind of what a Chief of Staff does, unless he’s the corporate bagman.

Daley Debuts as White House Spokesman, to Poor Results

By: Monday January 31, 2011 8:00 am

Hillary Clinton’s appearance on all five Sunday shows overshadowed the significant event of the debut performance of Chief of Staff Bill Daley as a public advocate for the Administration. Those who had problems with his appointment worried about his more conservative outlook, but were assured that he was a “good soldier” and would not deviate from the party line. Needless to say, I wasn’t impressed with Daley’s debut.

On Gate-Keepers and Pragmatists: Contempt for the Governed Obstructs Change

By: Friday January 7, 2011 7:00 am

At the beginning of Obama’s term, when he talked about governing as a pragmatist, I perhaps foolishly believed he meant not pragmatism as DC understands it–as a principle-less squishy middle–but as the Pragmatist school of philosophers would mean it–as someone fundamentally open to and respectful of the ideas and viewpoints of all. Mind you, it [...]

Americans Blame Wall Street Bankers, Obama Picks Banker as Top Advisor

By: Thursday January 6, 2011 1:05 pm

From a purely political perspective the optics of this choose are just terrible.

And yet the truth is that Obama has made a Wall Street banker his top adviser even though a plurality of voters blame their current economic hardship on Wall Street bankers.

Bill Daley Will Be Named White House Chief of Staff

By: Thursday January 6, 2011 9:35 am

Former Commerce Secretary and current JP Morgan executive Bill Daley will step in as the White House Chief of Staff, according to multiple reports. The man who will take over the key position managing the White House opposed pushing forward on health care in 2010, opposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, believed the Administration should move to the right in late 2009, joined the board of Third Way and worked for the Chamber of Commerce at eliminating post-Enron accounting regulations.

But the “business community” likes him, so that’s something.

Obama Considers Bill Daley as Chief of Staff

By: Tuesday January 4, 2011 7:50 am

William Daley, an executive at JPMorgan Chase, the former Commerce Secretary under Bill Clinton and the brother of longtime Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, is under consideration to be the next White House Chief of Staff. This would mean that the man who was a mentor to Rahm Emanuel would get the job vacated by Rahm Emanuel, because Emanuel left to seek the job vacated by Daley’s brother.

Blame Rahm? You’re Kidding, Right?

By: Monday November 15, 2010 7:40 am

Richard Wolffe is doing the rounds, promoting his new book Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House. Looks like the White House is in “blame Rahm” mode:

And the Bad Advice Rolls On: Rendell Suggests “Imperfect” Powell for Obama CoS

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 6:59 am

There are probably worse ideas for White House Chief of Staff, but I gagged on my homemade soup when outgoing Pennsylvania Governor Fast Eddie Rendell suggested that Barack Obama choose Colin Powell as his Chief of Staff.

Breaking: Rahm’s Resignation Confirmed; Rouse to be Acting Chief of Staff

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 10:04 am

MSNBC is reporting that the White House is confirming what pretty much all Washington watchrs have known for a fortnight: Rahm Emanual will resign his postion as President Obama’s Chif of Staff to run for mayor of Chicago.

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