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. lzamora nj

    beautiful, what a nice picture, with carl rove... We shall see them in jail for all the crimes they haev comiited. as for this guy, exxon mobil perhaps??, haliburton, anyone?

    July 3, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  2. Brian O'Connor

    Today, in a related story, George Bush and the rest of the American public were quoted as saying "Joe Who?"

    July 3, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  3. AntiBrenda

    See.. We have a JohnRoss talking about National anthem in Denver.
    What a goat head?
    JohnRoss should get with the Bushies and may be replace some of these fleeing rats.

    You too –Just saying– You should go hang in Bushes Crawford home.

    July 3, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  4. Michael, Farmington, NH

    Good riddance. One less fat old white neo-con screwing our country up with fascistic ideas like the Department of Homeland Defense.

    July 3, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  5. landi

    do you need a life raft and how many more should i expect to jump ship?

    July 3, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  6. thegoreyears

    Can't wait for his book! It oughta make McClellan's book look like a walk in the park for the Bushes. Hey, Joe, need a ghostwriter?

    July 3, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  7. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    The dance has ended and the party is over. On to the next gala.

    July 3, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  8. MD

    Why leave now when there's only 5 1/2 months left? He probably found some job opening that won't be available in January.

    A better question – is Bush going to replace him? Who would START a job with only 5 1/2 months to go?

    July 3, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  9. BUSHED!!!!

    I wonder if Karl Rove will discuss with Sean ..............TELL ALL BOOK !!!

    July 3, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. Jeff, AL

    Wow. Looks like several folks want to get away from Bush. Can't say I blame them.

    July 3, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  11. CH

    I'm sorry, PRAETORIAN, FT. MYERS, but I can't give kudos to anyone in Bush's administration. Can Bush and Cheney take an early leave? It's for sure the ole Ship of State can't flounder any worse.

    July 3, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  12. widollar

    Karl Rvoe got him a job at Fox News!

    July 3, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  13. mitchell hussein martin

    write a book!we'd like to know what REALLY goes on in this criminal administration.

    July 3, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  14. Chanda Cincinnati Ohio

    Why is this on he ticker CNN!!??!! The guy knows his boss's tenure is about to be over, and he found a new job. Big Whoop!!!

    July 3, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  15. C-I-Told-U-so!

    Amazing how those two red blooded americans helped orchestrate the fall of America and get to walk off into the sunset because of their race & connection's... They ripped their own peoples lives apart that voted for them out of sheer fabricated patriotism!

    July 3, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  16. Michigan for Obama

    Book in the works?!

    July 3, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  17. No one's fool

    JonRoss wrote "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.:

    This happened preceding the state of the city address, not a DNC meeting. Just thought you should know the facts before you go "all off" on the Democrats.

    July 3, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  18. Becky

    nice picture...are they texting to each other and giggling?


    July 3, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  19. RJ, CA


    July 3, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  20. Citizen Ruth

    The bald headed, double-chinned doublemint twins addicted to their blackberries. What an attractive pair!

    July 3, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  21. Tom in Desoto, Tx

    In a sense, it looks like Berlin in 1945 people wanting to sneak out before the fall and eviction. This Reich is over in 201 days, then the decades of clean up begins. (Providing Bush's seperated conjoined twin isn't elected otherwise we well be doomed to repeat history, even if it is just days ago.)

    July 3, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  22. Truth B Told

    Another one Bites the Dust!!! Things that make you go Hummmm.

    July 3, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  23. KnuckleHead

    When's his book comming out?

    July 3, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  24. Ian

    Are they texting each other?

    July 3, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  25. Texas Trail Dog



    The evils of Barrack Obama

    July 3, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
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