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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Tell me then, what did you have to say during this... White House shakeup (2004) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I was actually going to point that out myself. Damn you!

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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Pizza? Why would you return to Chicago for pizza? There is a reason that Chicago is called the Second City (says the native New Yorker).
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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Emanuel and Daly had the same job but perhaps their reasons for leaving were very very different. In time, we will find out more. IO am less interested in the details of why daly left and in getting the ins and outs of the Emanul situation. When Obama hired him I was overjoyed and thought it was the absolute right man for the job. It sent a signal to the right that he had a pit bull in charge and he was not going to take any crap from anybody. And then Emanuel was not allowed to be himself and do his job.

    I want to know why.
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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Pizza? Why would you return to Chicago for pizza? There is a reason that Chicago is called the Second City (says the native New Yorker).
    chicago doughy pizza, no thanks
    nyc pizza, meh
    best pizza i have ever tasted was out of philly
    cheese steaks, so so, but the philly pizza (and stromboli)
    was superb

    if daley returned for the pizza, then no loss
    if he returned because he could not get along with the white house inner circle, then was it him or the inner circle

    Obama would be wise to cut geitner free and appoint Erskine Bowles to replace him
    that is the personnel move which would inspire confidence on main street as well as wall street
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Emanuel and Daly had the same job but perhaps their reasons for leaving were very very different. In time, we will find out more. IO am less interested in the details of why daly left and in getting the ins and outs of the Emanul situation. When Obama hired him I was overjoyed and thought it was the absolute right man for the job. It sent a signal to the right that he had a pit bull in charge and he was not going to take any crap from anybody. And then Emanuel was not allowed to be himself and do his job.

    I want to know why.
    wild ass speculation: rahm was too vested in things israeli
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    President Obama's first chief of staff Rahm Emanuel once sat on the board of troubled federal mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Bill Daley, the president's chief of staff whose departure was announced today, was previously a top executive at financial firm J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. So of course there should be little surprise that Obama's latest chief of staff, announced today by the president himself, also has deep ties to the financial industry himself.

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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    wild ass speculation: rahm was too vested in things israeli
    No, Rahm has a famous temper and 'totalitarian' way of doing things. In other words, he's a psycho. In a sense that personality is good for Chief of Staff, but it likely just caused too much tension.

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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    hmmmm...Is this more sign that the Obama WH sees the writing on the wall?

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    Maybe it's just because I'm from Chicago (and so are all of these guys), but I don't consider this surprising nor do I consider Rahm's departure surprising. Obama took people from the Chicago political machine with him to the white house. He did it with Rahm and Daley. He did it with Arne Duncan and others. (In fact, his loyalty to one of most incompetent political machines in the country is my main problem with him).

    Rahm and Daley were probably just favors returned. Rahm was probably put out eventually because he is a psycho. Daley probably got what he wanted and likely wants to spend time with his family since his sister-in-law just died and his brother is involved in a criminal case that might finally make him answer for something in his life.

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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Emanuel and Daly had the same job but perhaps their reasons for leaving were very very different. In time, we will find out more. IO am less interested in the details of why daly left and in getting the ins and outs of the Emanul situation. When Obama hired him I was overjoyed and thought it was the absolute right man for the job. It sent a signal to the right that he had a pit bull in charge and he was not going to take any crap from anybody. And then Emanuel was not allowed to be himself and do his job.

    I want to know why.
    Obama is a mediator, not a fighter (note how he mediates fights in Congress, rather than getting involved directly).

    My guess is that Emanuel was a bluff (by Obama)... once Emanuel realized that, he probably didn't like it.

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    Re: White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    No, Rahm has a famous temper and 'totalitarian' way of doing things. In other words, he's a psycho. In a sense that personality is good for Chief of Staff, but it likely just caused too much tension.
    what was it that caused Obama - someone who refused to use the control of the white house and the congress in order to engage in compromise with the republicans - to hire as his chief of staff an uncompromising bastard like rahm?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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