JPMorgan’s William Daley Is New POTUS Chief of Staff
Matt | On 06, Jan 2011
“Change has come to Washington…” Remember those words? Well, it came to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue today, for sure.
William Daley, the brother of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, was formally announced as President Obama’s Chief-of-Staff today. In the role, he oversees all of the staff operations in the White House and is the head honcho in charge to execute the president’s vision. He’ll handle the Obama’s relations with Congress and push the Administration’s agenda forward. He replaces former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse.
Though they are from the same city, Daley and Obama only knew each other in relative passing. So, by all accounts, he is considered as an “outsider” who will bring fresh ideas and leadership to the table. This is a new start. The president has a bad habit of employing the same people he used to play with in the sandbox at three years old.
It is hoped that Daley will add some business savvy to the White House operations. He’s a former JPMorgan Chase executive who is sorely needed to patch up the Obama’s suck-ass relations with the business community.
Staff shakeups have been abound in the White House in recent weeks. The short explanation is that working in the White House would wear Jesus out, so many of the folks there are BEYOND TIRED. It’s almost two years exactly into the four-year term. People can only run at a breakneck, Blackberry-imprisoned pace for so long before their kids, family, and basic sanity start calling again.