Pelosi supportive of Daley decision
January 6th, 2011
06:03 PM ET
10 years ago

Pelosi supportive of Daley decision

(CNN) - In her first television interview since she became the Democratic leader in the House, Nancy Pelosi said William Daley, the president's choice for chief of staff, will do a good job.

"Mr. Daley does every job that he's assigned to do very well," Pelosi told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King in an interview set to air Thursday.

But Pelosi said she does not believe Daley's previous criticism of liberal policies reflects a change in the president's own policies.

Daley opposed Obama's consumer financial protection agency that Elizabeth Warren now leads, and in December 2009 wrote that the democrats were doomed if they didn't move back to the center.

Watch the entire interview Thursday on CNN's "John King, USA" @ 7 p.m. ET.

soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. S. In California

    This is what I LOVE about Nancy Pelosi. She is not afraid to stand up for her party when she needs to. I'm sure Mr. Daley will be fine. At least he knows business (UN)like the House Weeper & Co.

    January 6, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. Mark

    "Pelosi said she does not believe Daley's previous criticism of liberal policies reflects a change in the president's own policies. "

    January 6, 2011 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "Now, I wonder, why would they feel the need to exempt repeal of the ACA from rules prohibiting legislation from adding to the debt if they're so 100% cocksure that repealing the ACA doesn't add to the debt?"

    Simple: they need to avoid any legislative record being created that shows what a budgetary brainfart their repeal of it would be so it's not carved in stone that they yet again ignored facts, evidence, studies, expert opinion and good sense in order to myopically adhere to ideological dogma, pander to the rich and corporate interests to the detriment of the middle-class and poor and generally play partisan political games in their neverending quest for complete and unassailable power.

    January 6, 2011 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    And guess what nobody's talking about? That's right...the longer the ACA stays in effect, the bigger the budget deficit if you repeal it. $230B is just the STARTING figure.

    January 6, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  5. blake

    Now we know how bad this appointment really is. Pelosi is on board.

    January 6, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  6. GOP = Greed Over People

    "But Pelosi said she does not believe Daley's previous criticism of liberal policies reflects a change in the president's own policies."

    No? Certainly sounds like the President has come out of the closet and embraced his inner "republican" to me!

    January 6, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  7. Tommy Sayles

    It's obivious the Presidents pick was a wise decision, however I would agree with Leader Pelosi that it does not signal a shift and at the end of the day Mr, Obama is the Boss. I would also like to commenet that although I think that as Speaker Pelosi was unfairly a target and widley viewed very negatively in the Country, needs to really work quickly on repairing her image and needs to start a PR blitz where she sells her self as someone who is intouch with the American People otherwise we will have an even further shift to the right in 2012 when it pretains to Congress.

    January 6, 2011 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  8. Ocikitten

    Apparently Nancy still hasn't figured out (after the 2 November "shellacking") that America doesn't care what she has to say anymore. Here is your clue you handed over the Speaker of the House gavel to John Boehner yesterday because you and your extremely liberal policies were rejected by the American people, who cared enough about this country to get out there and vote.

    January 6, 2011 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  9. Seth

    What, Obama appoints a new overseer from the banking industry, who just happens to be from the political power family of the most corrupt city in the country? One who for some strange reason is taking a huge power income cut to take the job. I don't see any change. Strikes me as business as usual – literally.

    January 6, 2011 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  10. Dave

    Golly, is Nancy waking up?

    January 6, 2011 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  11. Bob

    Surely she can't be that delusional?

    "Mr. Daley does every job that he's assigned to do very well,"

    That may be, the only problem is who's giving him his assignments, Wall Street? If that's the case middle class America, and the entire country for that matter, kiss your butts good bye. The wealthy gamblers of the "Street" are fully in charge and running wild with no one to stop them. And from the looks of it, they don't have a thing to worry about for quite some time.

    January 6, 2011 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  12. Fred

    Democratic leader of the House instead of House Minority Leader? Get off your knees CNN.

    January 6, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  13. Mike Dallas

    Sorry, Nancy but this is not the "change" I meant when I voted for President Obama.

    And unlike the tea baggers I know when I have been screwed.

    Do not expect me to vote for him again in 2012.

    I am not accustomed to being screwed once, and then voting for him again just so I can bend over AND provide the lubricant for a second round!

    He best hope he picks up enough BFF's and $2,100 from each to carry him over the threshold of victory.

    I personally am ready for a primary challenger in 2012!

    January 6, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  14. T'sah from Virginia

    All Democrats should be supportive of President Obama's decision – We need to STICK TOGETHER in order to create a FORCE!!! We need to support our current leader, President Obama, as he continues to MOVE AMERICA FORWARD in a POSITIVE direction!!!

    January 6, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  15. Larry

    Why is this hack still in the news? didn't she loose the election for her party?

    January 6, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  16. Kev

    Do you really care what Pelosi has to say? I sure don't just glad she is NOT Speaker of the House anymore. Just wish she would exit the builidng and never ever come back

    January 6, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  17. Agnim

    Pelosi answered wisely, as usual.
    Obama has demonstrated time and again that he isn't so dumb, ideologically rigid and insecure that he is going to not listen to those who may oppose him on certain issues but who may also have good arguments to make for the good of the nation.
    Shallow media morons have to be constantly trying to create the news; because they are too lazy to go out and uncover real news.

    January 6, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. Monster Zero

    If Nasty Nancy's eyes sunk any further back in her head she could see out of her would be an unobstructed view through nothing but air.

    January 6, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  19. walter

    Unlike the fantasy world that Pelosi lives in, Obama realizes that vilifying those who do business in America will lead to even more job losses. It sounds like he might finally be coming to his senses. The liberals scream and squawk about how business should pay more taxes, create more jobs, etc.; but the bottom line is no business needs to be in the United States anymore, other countries are far more accomodating.

    January 6, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  20. CANative

    No Daly just means MORE corruption in the WH. Chicago has the most corrupt politicians in the country....

    January 6, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  21. dwayne

    Christian republicans plan to destroy health care and social security for poor people. Even though the CBO A nonpartisan agency: States that the Health-care reform bill cuts deficit by $1.3 trillion over 20 years. Republicans need tax cuts for billionaires and increased deficit; I guess.

    January 6, 2011 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  22. kevin

    i sure hope daley isnt as liberal as pelosi

    January 6, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  23. kayla

    pelosi, the woman with more cajones than cry baby.

    January 6, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  24. akismet-8970f61dd51630cf920a41be8c8dc93b

    He’s been President for 2 years now: if you’re liberal and continue to believe Barack Obama stands behind all your principles and is the savior of the progressive movement, or conservative and are still clinging to the caricature of him as a “Socialist Marxist anti-American terrorist sympathizer”…it’s about time both sides of the aisle grow up:

    After 2 years: The REAL Obama Can Now Stand Up

    January 6, 2011 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  25. dave richman

    Pelosi can look straight into your eye and, without blinking, make the most obviously oblivious statements ever heard for an elected official. I see it happen on a weekly basis, and its still amazing to watch.

    January 6, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
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