Daley chosen for Chief of Staff
January 6th, 2011
11:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Daley chosen for Chief of Staff

Washington (CNN) - President Obama will name former Clinton Commerce Secretary William Daley his new chief of staff, according to three senior administration officials, as a dramatic reshuffling of the White House staff kicks into high gear.

The officials said Obama will also elevate interim chief of staff Pete Rouse, who had been serving as a senior adviser before replacing Rahm Emanuel on a temporary basis, to the role of counselor to the president. Obama himself will make the announcements official at 2:30pm ET in the East Room at the White House.

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  1. Scott

    So Emanuel to Chicago for Mayor and the Mayor's brother to his old spot. Hope and change or Chicago democratic politics as usual? Obama still doesn't get it...

    January 6, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  2. knucklehead61

    Dailey? Who's next, Al Capone's grandson? Holy crap, Obama, you are making the Republicans look good...and that ain't easy.

    January 6, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  3. chatmandu002

    Gee, a banker as the chief of staff for Obama. I guess the bankers are in bed with the Obama administration. LOL

    January 6, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  4. Mike Sterling

    Meet the new boss; same as the old boss. How do you fix a corrupt political machine as Obama pledged by simply recycling the same people who created the mess in the first place?

    January 6, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  5. blake

    One Chicago thug replaces another. Sad!

    January 6, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  6. Lousy Biased Coverage

    Is there some kind of hidden rule that only people with Chicago roots ever get jobs in the WH or that selections come with what appears to be ulterior motives? Was this part of a deal for getting Rahm on the ballot when his "residence" has been Washington and he should have been removed from the running? Does choosing the orther of the current mayor make it easier for Rahm to get what he wants?

    January 6, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  7. shoegazer

    "and we go 'round and 'round and 'round in the circle game".......

    January 6, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  8. shoegazer

    Surely the country has some bright,young progressive minds that aren't retreads and mired in the same philosophical dogma
    that helped create the problems in the first place.....we're waiting.

    January 6, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  9. Mob rule

    I lived in Chicago for 30 years and the only good thing that ever happened was the garbage was always picked up. The mob made sure of it! Lots of trash in Washington, maybe Daley can do something about it.

    January 6, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. vic nashville tn

    Now we know why many democrats and republicans becoming independents

    DC won’t change

    January 6, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  11. Average American

    Let's see how many people can remember just how many folks from Texas were in W's inner circle or how many people from Little Rock were in Clinton's white house...a lot is the correct answer to both. So, the only people who can complain about this appointment are people who also complained with other presidents did it. If you didn't have a problem with W and Clinton then there is no reason to be yelling and carrying on now.

    January 6, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  12. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    So the Obozo version of "Hope and Change" is to bring in all the old corrupt Chicago politicians to run the Whitehouse while all his leftist and union friends run the federal government? What next? Drive by knee-capping for opponents? This is getting rather ridiculous.

    January 6, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |