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. divad

    They kinda look like two little kids playing with their video games in that picture. Actually, that's probably what they are doing!

    July 3, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  2. n8r

    Is there enough room in Gitmo for all the Bush war criminals?

    July 3, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  3. California Gold

    He's probably leaving to help the McCain campaign.

    July 3, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Jubie

    Is anyone else wondering where all Bush's men and women have gone? Scattered to the wind. Where is our VP, Cheney? Both he and Condie have been incognito for at least 2 years, out of the spotlight for whatever reason. Hmmmm, ever wonder why? What are they doing in their capacities as the Nos 2 & 3 most important elected/appointed officials of the American People? Hey, Dick & Condie, remember who pays your salary, who you work for, whose interests you are supposed to keep uppermost in your minds....? Yeah, that's right, you may have other ideas, but I don't think so......

    July 3, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. CA Loves Obama

    The picture of them together should be next to the famous "Liar Liar" movie.

    July 3, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. tina

    Just like drowning rats to jump the sinking ship! How many days left until Bush is gone? I'm counting every one of them! #201

    July 3, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  7. Yes we can, PA

    Can you take George and Dick with you....please?????? Why must we endure another six months of those two?

    July 3, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  8. Justmyopinion2008

    All those guys should be brought to justice for fooling voters/Americans and setting crisis that few americans have ever experienced in their lives prior to Pres. G. W. Bush administration! Now Sen. McCain wishes to apply similar tactics to proppel him to power so that the mess will continue till America becomes a third world country, God forbid! Voter must say no to stupidity, manipulation and fear mongering!

    July 3, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  9. totally neutral

    Quelle Dommage
    Once again, the wrong guy is leaving the White House.

    July 3, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  10. don

    Can he take Bush with him?

    July 3, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. Dawn

    Going, going, gone!!! Too bad it isn't time for Bush and what's left of the rest to go.

    July 3, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  12. Cardinal

    Another rat jumping ship....squeek!

    July 3, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  13. Anita from Arizona

    Don't let the door hit ya....

    July 3, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  14. deroy

    never heard of him.
    is the coast clear?

    July 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  15. Mary WA

    Hope he doesn't end up on the McSame ticket as VP. Yikes!

    July 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  16. Ken in Utah

    The light at the end of the tunnel is coming - the end of the Bush presidency! Of course the cockroaches of the Administration are going to scurry when they see that light. They 'll just scurry on to the dark recesses of the lucrative US military-industrial complex...

    July 3, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  17. larry mn

    Worst president in our history, should be jailed? I guess these morons must have been born after Carter and or Clinton. Maybe it's time Bush's people start accepting other positions, they will all soon be out af a job anyway. As for obama we might as well be supporting Soupy Sales, oh wait a minute, obama is like Soupy Sales.

    July 3, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  18. ABB

    I simply posted confirmation regarding the "other national anthem" that was sung in Denver, and CNN still has it "awaiting moderation" for more than an hour...this is ridiculous...why doesn't CNN just e-mail me and tell me I am not allowed to post here, for whatever reason?...maybe I am on their "list"...

    July 3, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  19. Tim

    The latest Polls show that CNN makes most of its news and doesn't understand the rest.

    July 3, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  20. Last honest Man

    Why are the people who respond to the Ticker "mean".
    I believe it is what we have become....Society speaking
    You are looking for someone to Blame for everything.

    July 3, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  21. Kathy

    Bush ain't going nowhere. He'll declare martial law before January and what will we do then?

    July 3, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  22. larry mn

    McCain in Columbia as the hostages get released, ha ha ha bama, looks like we got one over on ya, or were you invited and declined the invite, to unstable there for ya?

    July 3, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  23. Maggie

    Hey just let me know when Bush and Cheney resign

    July 3, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  24. Porter

    He must have a book to write while Bush is still in office.

    July 3, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  25. 1paperclip

    They are all probably looking for new jobs since Bush won't be in office much longer. You would think that he would at least wait until the job was over! How are they going to hire someone to do his job when it will only last a few months? Get temp help?

    July 3, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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