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.

Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (292 Responses)
  1. T GUY

    WHO CARES.........

    July 3, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  2. Doris,Memphis,TN

    Hagin is wise.
    He knows a democratic President is coming soon.

    Obama/Biden 2008-2016

    July 3, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  3. Charlotte

    As Cheney would say, "so".

    July 3, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  4. saga4obama

    since there are still those who question if Bush/Chaney had a role in the 9 11 attacks will Hagin be able to dis spell any rumors (or shed some light to the facts) as a private citizen?

    July 3, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  5. Bob

    Why is it that quite a few of the Bush loyalists are leaving ? Maybe there will be another tell all book this time from Hagin ?

    July 3, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  6. saga4obama

    kinda look like tweedle Dee and tweedle dumb in that picture.

    July 3, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  7. Tony

    I'm surprised Bush has anyone left working with him at all. Worst president in the history of this country by far!

    July 3, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  8. Independent Voter

    Joe Hagin is going to write a kiss and tell book about the corupt Bush Administration. hahaha

    July 3, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  9. DiChiara

    This is exciting news and will certainly be the thing that improves the fortunes of the Bush Administration and all Americans. I think I have a chubby.

    July 3, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  10. tigerakabj

    I'm telling ya, they know what's coming. First McClellan, and now this guy. When Obama gets in there, it's gonna be Nuremburg Trials Round 2 on the whole administration.

    I bet within the much ballywhooed 100 days, Obama will say to his attorney general and company, "Every dirty deed, every lie, every cover-up, every act that has done nothing but take this country (and world) apart, I want collected asap. Lets give CNN and FOX something to talk about since they love controversy so much."

    July 3, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  11. LET IT GO

    Hmmmm, I wonder why now? sounds kinda fishy

    July 3, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |

    I bet you he got a job in a Defense Company... or maybe an oil company... Cause hey they owe the Bush administration for helping them out with those record breaking profits... AMIRITE?

    July 3, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  13. Gina

    Looking forward to the tell-all book soon!

    July 3, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  14. Tony


    July 3, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  15. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Another example of the need for term limits for staffers.

    July 3, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  16. RCH, St. Paul, MN

    Another rat leaving the sinking ship. I wonder if he'll write a book about all the hypocrisy he's experienced in the White House too? It's all the rage nowadays to spill the beans and try to salvage their honor after being a Bush lackey for several years.

    July 3, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  17. Richard, FL

    It's too late. The ship has sunk.

    July 3, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  18. Hawaii Times

    Another rat deserting a sinking ship. Good riddance to the rat and the ship.

    July 3, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  19. Not fooled by distractions

    Another bush slimeball slithers off...

    July 3, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  20. Greg, NY

    Is he related to Karl Rove? They look exactly the same. Except... wait, wait.

    Where's his flag pin?!?!

    July 3, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  21. RallyGrrrl

    I wonder if he's made a book deal yet...

    And by-the-by: politics aside, is that not the geekiest picture ever to come out of the Bush administration?

    July 3, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  22. J. Richter

    The biggest problem is Bush's poor management of our economy (of course 9/11 did not help him but expanding the war to Iraq without justification while cutting taxes has only left us in trillions in debt and paying the interest on that when he actually inherited a surplus).

    Now it appears McCain doesnt know how to manage money either (he was quite truthful on his relatively low understanding of economics). The McCains had nearly 300K in credit card debts when they were worth millions (even though every smart manager knows credit card interest debts are nearly triple those of investments) and also left property taxes in California unpaid for four years which is either slothful at worst or being disorganized at best.

    July 3, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  23. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Bye Joe! We'll see you at the Hague at the War Crimes Tribunal in about a year!!!

    July 3, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  24. Sean

    Let's hope he doesn't write a book.

    July 3, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  25. JonRoss

    Why does CNN not have a single story or banner about the singing of the "wrong" national anthem at the DNC meeting in Denver this week ? Nothing anywhere on any CNN site. It is every where else. Especially on non DNC controled outlets.

    July 3, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12