Wall Street’s man in White House gets demoted

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November 9, 2011
The Nation Blog    
Posted in PND Commentary

"At a White House staff meeting yesterday, chief of staff Bill Daley made a surprising announcement: his role in the administration going forward will be reduced, and veteran aide Pete Rouse will take over day-to-day management of the West Wing. The Wall Street Journal notes 'It is unusual for a White House chief of staff to relinquish part of the job.' It’s unusual, but it is good news for progressives. There is no doubt that Daley’s hiring represented a tack to the right, and towards a more corporate-friendly approach, and this demotion could reflect at least a partial retreat by the White House from that approach." (11/08/11)


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