Whatever pretense President Obama might have made of an administration free of shadowy special interests and politics as usual (like how I worked those catch-phrases in there?) have flown away like doves at an Olympic Opening Ceremony. Well, it’s more like they tried to fly away, then burst into flame and rained down on horrified onlookers who expected to see a beautiful and uplifting scene but instead got burnt fowl in their faces.
ABC News’ Jake Tapper reports: Sources tell ABC News that President Obama is considering naming former Secretary of Commerce Bill Daley as his chief of staff.
Daley, an executive with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., did not return a call for comment, and White House officials would not comment.
OK, let me see if I have this straight: Rahm Emanuel quits being White House Chief of Staff and runs for mayor of Chicago. The retiring mayor of Chicago is Richard Daley, whose brother William Daley is reportedly being considered for the position of… White House Chief of Staff. Presumably this would be followed with Richard Daley endorsing Emanuel.
Brilliant – in its way.
Oh, but the Chicago angle isn’t even the best part. See, Daley is an executive with a Wall Street financial firm — you know, one of the very same fat cats against whom the President has inveighed for two years. He accused Republicans of being in bed with Wall Street, but he’s going to invite one of their highest-placed members into his inner circle.
And yet his falling approval ratings and the level of public disgust for his pet progressive programs are our fault. That, folks, is brilliant.
Category: Political Pontifications