July 3rd, 2008
02:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Deputy Chief of Staff to leave White House


[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/03/art.hagin.ap.jpg caption="Hagin, left, with former Bush aide Karl Rove."]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.

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soundoff (292 Responses)
  1. Jim

    Only now does he leave an idea- bankrupted, corrupted administration?
    Good riddance!

    July 3, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. Marj,Paso Robles, Cal

    BO is a disgrace.

    July 3, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. Russ

    When the boat starts to sink, the rats find higher ground...

    July 3, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. Tully

    when can we expect the backstabbing book?

    July 3, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  5. Terry

    Maybe he took a job as a clerk for Starbucks. This is where all of them should be working. The 600 that are closing, that is.

    July 3, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. Sue in MI

    And another domino falls-this one sees the writing on the wall-they are all going down for their war crimes and misconduct and reason against the American people they were sworn to serve. Now if we could figure out what they have on Congress to get them to keep funding these atrocities!!! Is NO ONE listening to us???

    July 3, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. Mr. Smith

    What amazes me about the state of our economy.?.?. Not a single person has stood up and asked for these Bush "economist's" college transcripts. Surely the most ignorant of them has taken Econ 1101.

    Rule #1- Currency should be finite. If you borrow or "print" more money than the market can support; you will flood the market and devalue the currency. Oil being set in US currency...$1 today...$2 tomorrow..and so on. (EASY HUH?)

    It's that simple...an 18 yr old freshman is studying this very concept and Bush & Co. seem to ignore it.

    July 3, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  8. Marie

    He'll be joining the McShame slime machine soon.

    July 3, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  9. Jeff from Jersey

    Just another rat deserting the Bush Titanic.Too bad for our country that Bush,Cheney and Rice didn't walk the plank.

    July 3, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  10. Rob, Panama City Beach - Florida

    Watch the rats jump ship! Yay! Jump rats, jump!

    July 3, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  11. Janey/Michigan

    Democrats and paid bloggers–the New Age in smearing!

    July 3, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  12. INDY

    Arrest both of them, please.

    July 3, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  13. Les From Lakeland, FL

    Who is going to lie for Bush/Cheney now?

    July 3, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  14. Jeff from Jersey

    The only way we'll ever know just how bad this administration was would be Collin Powell writing a tell-all book.He's too loyal to our troops but fails to realize his loyalty should be to the american people.

    July 3, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  15. OH

    They are jumping to McCain's campaign...another four years of Bush as we can see...IF he gets near the White House that is...

    July 3, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  16. John

    Okay how is it jumping ship? If there is only a few months left and no campaign to work on, why would you stay?

    And Some of you need to really read Obama's economic plan for everyone who is mindless follower of him, who don't ask any questions of him by the way, if there is anyone that will run up a bigger defict, it's Obama.

    Switching from Fossil Fuels to green energy is going to cost a lot of money. One windmill alone costs about the same as a brand new drilling rig that you use off shore, and it costs more than a land rig, ONE WINDMILL!

    And what is the point of switching if you are going to take thousands of jobs down with it. How do you "change" jobs with ones that have no need for a person to fill it.

    Also what about the third world countries that won't be able to afford the "green energy", are we going to pay their bills too?

    There has been absolutley no microeconomical analysis of his plan other than by Dick Morris, and he thinks its a pipe dream.

    Also Universal healthcare time and time again has proven not to work, that is why you have rationing in Canada AND the UK, and some doctors are refusing to take Government Healthcare, and with our notorious abuse of tort in this country, law suits alone would bankrupt it.

    I mean has anyone stopped to ask where we are going to get the money from this.

    Oil companies make %4 of the sale of gas, and 15% by the government and you are telling me in two years a democratic controlled congress has done better with that money than the republicans?

    some of ya'll need to get a clue and stop following party loyalties, you democrats are as bad as the modern republicans.

    and actually read what Obama has to offer, and ask yourself, how much money am I going to have to spend for this.

    July 3, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  17. reddnek farmer


    Hagin, left, with former Bush aide Karl Rove.

    i cutted & pasted EXXACTLY them words

    an' he didn't NO it...

    July 3, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
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