WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin will be leaving his job this month, according to White House spokesperson Dana Perino.
Perino says Hagin's last day will be July 20th.
"The President said that he thanks Joe for his service to the White House, that Joe's been a loyal friend, and that he is excited about the next chapter in Joe's life," said Perino.
Hagin sent an email to friends this morning, announcing he is leaving to take a private sector job.
Hagin, an Ohio native, has been with President Bush since the 2000 campaign.
Combined with experience during the first Bush presidency, Hagin has served 14 years in the White House.
Hagin was a behind-the-scenes player, who had a huge role in the post 9/11 reorganization of the U-S government and how terrorist responses would be reformed.
don't let the door hit ya!
More Rats jumping from the sinking ship SS. Republicana.
who cares may Bush and cheny should do the same.
Milk the cow for all it's worth, then pour it on another brand of cereal. How convenient. One less Bushie for the world to cringe about.
Not President Bush himself, but his legacy or lack thereof is getting so disgusting.
Hagin is eyeing the money Scott has been making and also has noticed the criticism that he has received for not quitting earlier. That's why he is not quitting now and not a few months later. He will probably come out with a book at any point between now and 20 years later.
But the sad part is that whenever he writes one, there will be nothing new in it, nothing that the we all do not know already. Unless he waits maybe 50 years. By then people would have forgotten Bush. How old is Hagin?
leaving so soon? What ever happened to fulfilling ones obligation?
That's it? Why is he really leaving? where's the rest of the story?
Ther rats are leaving the sinking ship..
Good decision. With the economy going down the drain. A Trillion dollars in debt to China and a worthless dollar. Now is a good time to put distance between smart people and Bush/ McBush.
Seems like two people "hard at work." NOT! This administration is FINALLY dwindling until there is NO MORE!
Is he going to work for McBush???
Another crook fleeing the rats' nest.
I bet you any money the democrats are gonna jump on this one with something negative (we should actually change the purpose of the democratic party to the party that is always negative – even amongst its own).
News to the democrats - Bush's term is almost over and his staff are looking for new jobs.
Another rat leaves the sinking ship. Thanks to rampant cronyism, do doubt he'll be outrageously rewarded for his incompetence.
The "reorganization" is an ineffective boondoggle, and one that is destined to drain piles of money from the public coffers.
Heck of a job!
Rats deserting a sinking ship!
Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin must have saw the money and media attention Karl Rove has been receiving on FOX NEWS and wants his turn. I'm sure some folks in the White House made sure that Joe Hagin wasn't planning releasing or writing a book on his second Bush term years, like Scot McCellan did!
Probably the only honest nut in the can.
Loyal too. When all the other rats left he hung on until the ship was nearly ashore.
Kudos–to a man who appears to be a shining light in a dark period in White House history.
Countdown until the moving van leaves the White House with George W. Bush in it!!!!
Great picture CNN.... I love you guys.... They look like a photo copy of each other.... printed from a machine with a manufacturing defect in it.
Rats leaving the shinking ship???
I wonder how many millions he'll make?
Is he joining McCain campaign?
Rat. Sinking ship.
Taking a job in the "private sector" which will no doubt include screwing the American people in some way. That is their "calling."
Nice picture of he and Carl Rove...