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txradioguy
11-08-2011, 08:59 AM
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Washington In a stunning turnabout just one year before the 2012 election, White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is handing over some of his day to day responsibilities to the man he replaced only 10 months ago, according to a presidential adviser briefed on the plans.

The adviser confirmed a Wall St Journal report saying Daley was being demoted to make way for Pete Rouse, a close ally of the president dating back to his days as Obama's Senate Chief of Staff. He served as acting White House Chief of Staff until suggesting the full-time job go to Daley, who came aboard early this year to help shore up the president's standing after a bruising midterm election.

The Journal suggested Daley will take on more of a big picture, ambassadorial role while Rouse will run West Wing operations, an arrangement that would be unprecedented in running a White House.

White House aides would not comment on Daley's shifting role late on Monday night.

But the presidential adviser said Daley, 63, has "not been getting along" well with some colleagues in the West Wing and raised eyebrows over a candid interview with Politico in which he bluntly said the challenges facing Obama had been "ungodly" and "brutal" over the last three years.

"He doesn't know why he's as high as 44 percent," Daley quipped about the president's standing in the polls.

Daley's suggestion that Democrats as well as Republicans on Capitol Hill had made things difficult for the president was said to anger people like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the very people Daley was hired to build bridges to when he signed up.

The shift for Daley comes as Obama's jobs bill has yet to pass Congress and the country faces an unemployment rate of 9 percent.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/08/top-obama-aide-takes-step-back/

Odysseus
11-08-2011, 09:17 AM
"He doesn't know why he's as high as 44 percent," Daley quipped about the president's standing in the polls.

He can thank the media for propping him up. Without them, he'd be in single digits.

AmPat
11-08-2011, 09:59 AM
Well Daley, none of us can understand why the 44% number either. He is a failure since "day one!" Without his media lap dogs, he would have Zero support other than the 23% idiot leftists that have no discernible brain activity. :cool:

DumbAss Tanker
11-08-2011, 01:05 PM
Fired in all but name.

SaintLouieWoman
11-08-2011, 03:14 PM
It's the old shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic syndrome, plus a really uneducated electorate.

txradioguy
11-08-2011, 03:16 PM
It's the old shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic syndrome, plus a really uneducated electorate.

Daley was seen as someone who could come in and bring order to the chaos that is the Obama administration...problem is that the whole operation is being run behind the scenes by Valerie Jarrett...and she got into and has apparently won...a pissing contest with Bill Daley.

AmPat
11-08-2011, 05:38 PM
Daley was seen as someone who could come in and bring order to the chaos that is the Obama administration...problem is that the whole operation is being run behind the scenes by Valerie Jarrett...and she got into and has apparently won...a pissing contest with Bill Daley.

Jarrett doesn't have to be pretty, she just has to be prettier than the First Wookie.:eek:

Odysseus
11-08-2011, 06:12 PM
Jarrett doesn't have to be pretty, she just has to be prettier than the First Wookie.:eek:

Talk about setting the bar low.

Elspeth
11-08-2011, 11:07 PM
Who is Valerie Jarett?

fettpett
11-09-2011, 12:52 AM
Who is Valerie Jarett?

Obama's Advisor