And by ‘out’ I mean ‘diving out a window:’ the LA Times reports that the news was unexpected and that the President gave Daley a day to think over his resignation. But apparently Daley wants… to spend more time with his family. He’s to be replaced with OMB Director Jacob Lew.
Two thoughts on this:
- Yeah, I’m also wondering what the scandal is, when it’s going to hit, and how much of an impact crater that it’s going to make. Mind you, I don’t know if any of that is going to splash on Daley.
- This makes four Chiefs of Staff in three years. That ties Barack Obama with Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, both of whom had two terms. I’m starting to get the impression that the Obama White House is not institutionally healthy.