Obama hires new team to freshen efforts on economy
(Washington Examiner) -- by Julie Mason --
President Obama's choice of prominent Chicago banker William Daley to serve as his new chief of staff signals a strong shift for the administration as the White House intensifies its efforts on the economy...
Daley, an executive at JPMorgan Chase and a former commerce secretary in the Clinton administration, brings a distinctive whiff of the boardroom to the West Wing, which is largely populated by political operatives.
Obama, aiming to reverse perceptions that he is anti-business, is keen to promote business-friendly policies that help create jobs -- currently the most urgent priority as he readies his 2012 re-election plans.
Daley's arrival signals a certain level of risk-taking for Obama, who prefers surrounding himself with people he knows well. The choice of Daley, who is familiar but not close to the president, sparked an angry backlash from Obama's liberal base.
Justin Ruben, executive director of MoveOn.org, called the pick "troubling" and said Daley represents the industries widely blamed for tanking the economy.
"It's up to Daley to prove that he's not carrying water in the White House for the big banks that took our economy over the cliff," Ruben said...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
I love the way the left-liberals pretend to be upset with Obama's choice -- as if his administration hasn't been largely comprised of and run by bankster crooks from the get go.
And what about former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel? In addition to being a ruthless former Clintonista political operative himself, he, too, has a background as a bankster gangster.
Crooks, thieves, swindlers, and liars, the lot of them, from Clinton through Obama and all of their various state-gangster accomplices.