William Daley Chosen as White House Chief of Staff

William Michael Daley (born August 9, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois) served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1997 to 2000 and is a lawyer and business executive.[1] Currently, he is serving on the Executive Committee of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.[2] On January 6th, 2011, Daley was appointed as White House Chief of Staff. [3]

I don’t purport to knowing about Chi-Town politics or their pols, 3Chics  wants to hear your comments on the selection of William Daley.  Can he get the job done?  I think he has the connections, the experience, and obviously he has the trust of the POTUS.

Time will tell.  In the meantime, 3 Chics supports the president and his decision.

LOL  My gut’s telling me It’s about to be on and poppin’, with this selection.

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9 Responses to William Daley Chosen as White House Chief of Staff

  1. Ametia says:

    In Daley, Obama gets change, not continuity
    By Dan Balz
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, January 7, 2011; 12:00 AM

    By all outward appearances, the appointment of William Daley on Thursday as White House chief of staff is a total inside job. In reality, it’s anything but, signaling another significant step in the post-election evolution of President Obama
    The chain of events reads like this: Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announces he will not run for reelection. Rahm Emanuel resigns as White House chief of staff to run for Daley’s job. Obama picks Daley’s younger brother, Bill, to succeed Emanuel. Neat and tidy. One Chicagoan for another. All in the family.

    In fact, in tapping Daley, Obama has begun to reach outside his comfort zone. Although he and Daley have known each other for years, they have not had a close relationship. Daley may have been an occasional resource for advice, but he’s hardly the kind of confidant that Obama’s other Chicago advisers – Emanuel, David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett – have been. Daley has had a far longer relationship with Vice President Biden than with the president.


  2. 3 Chics supports the president and his decision.


    LOL My gut’s telling me It’s about to be on and poppin’, with this selection.

    LOL …The sky is falling…The sky is falling…

  3. Ametia says:

    Obama’s Ex-Nemesis Becomes Chief of Staff
    by Daniel Stone

    President Obama announced Thursday that he’s picked William Daley as his new chief of staff. Daley “possesses a deep understanding of how jobs are created,” Obama said. Daniel Stone reports on what Obama gains with Daley.

    Obama’s new right hand man has backers on all sides, which could be why he was chosen to run the West Wing.

    In the past two years, President Obama has had several nemeses. William Daley was one of them. Daley, the son of the late Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, thought health-care reform was a mistake. He thought the Consumer Protection Bureau was a bad idea. And, if you needed any other proof, he’s been a senior-level banker for JP Morgan Chase.

    So why is Daley becoming Obama’s new right hand? Because there’s more to him than that. He was also a senior aide and then secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration, and sat on the board of the Gore campaign. Heck, even the liberals’ liberal Howard Dean loves him.

    It’s a paradox that had White House reporters scratching their heads much of this week. Daley has lamented before about his party sticking too far to the left. Could his appointment be a sign of Obama shifting toward the right over the next two years?

    • Robert Gibbs Talks William DaleyThere’s no doubt a deep level of trust between Obama and Daley. Both have ties in Chicago politics and have scores of mutual friends, including former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who’s vying to replace Daley’s brother, Richard Jr., to be Chicago’s next mayor.

    But rebranding the White House as friendly to bankers can’t be all bad for the president. The banking industry, which complained last year of being the president’s “piñata,” has been asking to kiss and make up with the White House. And as 2010 showed, corporate money can influence elections in unprecedented ways.

    Not to mention that Daley has relationships with all wings of the party. Not a bad quality to have when beginning to build a campaign.


  4. Ametia says:

    That was short and to the point. Out goes Rouse, in comes Daley, Daley accepts, out they all go!

  5. Ametia says:

    Giving props to Peter Rouse. Thank you, Mr. Rouse.

  6. Ametia says:

    The POTUS is about to enter the room.

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