Jan 6, 2011

Daley 'Outsider' Back In

Chicago Machine In Full Gear

William Daley Will Be President's Chief of Staff, Officials Say

William M. Daley will become the next White House chief of staff, bringing an outsider's voice and decades of experience with business to the West Wing, officials said Thursday.

Currently a senior executive of the investment bank JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Daley was commerce secretary in the Clinton administration, and is currently a senior executive at JPMorgan Chase. He's also someone's brother...

President Obama make it official later today. Pete Rouse, the interim chief of staff and a longtime friend of the president's, will become a counselor to Mr. Obama, officials said.

Read the official version

Well, Change? Yeah, that went out the window when Obama picked Biden. I guess Change really meant, "Not Hillary."

Even if you CAN look past this Bill Daley is Richie Daley's brother -- I can't -- Another big banker is needed for more influence in the Obama Administration? And they're trying to sell Bill Daley as an outsider? What?! Are you being serious right now? That's as absurd as when George W. Bush AND John McCain tried that line. Bill Daley is the face of the Machine outside Cook County. He's up with Clinton and also Al Gore. He's about as much an outsider as much as the Washington Monument isn't in the Mall.

“This was a real mistake by the White House,” said Adam Green with BoldProgressives.org. “Bill Daley consistently urges the Democratic Party to pursue a corporate agenda that alienates both Independent and Democratic voters.”

If I were one of the people donating to Mr. Obama's campaign, not only would I not donate for his re-election on JUST THIS -- but I'd ask for a refund for the previous contribution.

1 comment:

WaffleMan said...

Patronage, anyone?