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  • Barack Obama Burns Through Another White House Chief of Staff

    I don't know how Obama's using his White House Chiefs of Staff, but he's clearly doing something wrong. A Chief of Staff, properly maintained, should easily be able to last through a term. What's he on now? His third or fourth?

    President Barack Obama announced Monday that White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is stepping down and will be replaced by Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew…

    Obama asked Daley to reconsider, but Daley decided to resign and recommended Lew as his successor, the president said. "There is no question that I'm going to deeply miss him by my side here at the White House," Obama said of Daley, who became chief of staff a year ago when Rahm Emanuel resigned* to run for mayor of Chicago.

    First of all, as soon as you start smelling smoke, you know your Chief of Staff is being used to hard. That's when you have to downshift to your Deputy Chief of Staff.


    * Let's not forget Pete Rouse.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Daley, Chief of Staff, Jack Lew, White House