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Agency France-Presse reports: "White House chief of staff William Daley is to step down and will be replaced by President Barack Obama's budget chief Jacob Lew, a White House official said Monday."

Outgoing White House Chief of Staff William Daley. (photo: Getty Images)
Outgoing White House Chief of Staff William Daley. (photo: Getty Images)



Bill Daley Out as White House Chief of Staff

By Agency France-Presse

09 January 12

 

hite House chief of staff William Daley is to step down and will be replaced by President Barack Obama's budget chief Jacob Lew, a White House official said Monday.

Obama will announce the staff shake-up, which follows frequent reports that Daley had failed to gel with the president's inner circle since he was appointed a year ago, in a public statement later Monday.

Daley was brought into the White House a year ago to replace former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel as Obama sought to repair what were seen as strained ties with the business community.

But there were soon reports that Daley was marginalized in the president's political team, and it emerged that he planned to quit following President Barack Obama's reelection race.

The report of his immediate resignation was first carried by Tribune newspapers.

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+5 # wsh 2012-01-10 05:00
GOOD!! I was greatly disappointed when this pro-business-at -all-costs power-broker was given this appointment in the first place.

I'm glad (and surprised) to see he was marginalized since taking the post. He has been instrumental in some of Obama's cave-ins to the the conservatives.
 
 
-1 # RLF 2012-01-10 06:51
Not right wing enough for Obama?
 
 
+5 # Bill Clements 2012-01-10 10:13
Is Obama seeing the error of his ways or is he simply throwing anything and everything overboard in an effort to keep his chances afloat in 2012?

Daley's appointment, when it was announced, was yet another bad decision by Obama that caused me to groan and shake my head.

It may be a little too late, now, to save the ship, but whatever the real reasons behind Daley's departure, it's a relief to see him gone.
 
 
+1 # CandH 2012-01-10 10:53
Emanuel got his new job. Daley got paid off for it. EOS...
 
 
-1 # KittatinyHawk 2012-01-10 20:29
One Down so many more to go...the GOP/TP can now see if they sink or float. All that lobbying money, I say sink.
 
 
-1 # futhark 2012-01-11 10:03
I hope Mrs. Obama would consider an appointment to this position. From what I have recently read she has ambitions for her husband to be a real transformationa l president instead of a servile lackey of Wall Street.
 

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