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A Postmortem on William Daley

In one of the less noticed news items of the day, White House chief of staff William M. Daley has resigned. Mr. Daley was brought in during the wake of the 2010 midterm elections. Supposedly his business background would restore the president’s ties with American business, and his wheeler-dealer background would help find compromise with Republicans. Continue reading

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William Daley – A Poor Choice for Chief of Staff

President Barack Obama has recently chosen businessman William Daley to be his next Chief of Staff. Some liberals have criticized the choice of Mr. Daley as too corporate and too moderate. They say that Mr. Obama should have selected a different person as Chief of Staff. Mr. Daley indeed is a poor choice for Chief of Staff, although perhaps for a different reason than the above criticism. It is what Mr. Daley represents that makes one uncomfortable with him. Continue reading

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