The Chicago Way



Just so I have everything straight –

1.       Rahm Emanuel announces that he’d like to one day be Mayor of Chicago, if and when Richard Daley steps down

2.       Richard Daley steps down

3.       Rahm Emanuel leaves position as White House Chief of Staff to run for Mayor of Chicago

4.       William Daley becomes White House Chief of Staff




But no worries (thanks, NYT! Emphasis mine):

William M. Daley will become the next White House chief of staff, Obama administration officials said Thursday. A senior executive with JPMorgan Chase and a former commerce secretary in the Clinton administration, Mr. Daley will bring an outsider’s voice and decades of business experience to the West Wing.

It’s true – if a former Clinton appointee and member of the second-foremost family in old-school Democratic machine politics can’t bring an outsider’s perspective, nobody can.



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