Short version: Chief of Staff Richard Daley was brought in, got off on the wrong foot with the debt ceiling thing, watched as the White House decided to do a hard left turn, and lost one too many internal knife fights. Also: Daley is apparently a lousy Chief of Staff anyway. Also, reading between the lines, he’s not used to the different rules set in Dizzy City, which inexplicably doesn’t include the Rule Thou shalt not do anything to annoy overmuch anyone with the last name of Daley. And he talked too much to outsiders, which is probably the worst sin that an Obama flunky can commit in this administration.
Absolutely worst of all: Bob Shrum likes him: which is Kiss of Death, right there.
So, why am I telling you this? Because the GOP has been particularly internecine lately and I just wanted to remind folks that the Other Side isn’t actually all that much better at this game. If at all.
PS: No, really. They suck at it just as bad; in fact, they think that we’re the scary hyper-competent ones.