William Daley to be your chief of staff. His father was the boss of Chicago for about a hundred years. After a brief interregnum, his brother has been the boss of Chicago for about the past hundred years. Daley will be filling the shoes of another Chicago tough guy, Rahm Emanuel, who hopes to become Chicago's next mayor. Daley's got plenty of experience in Washington, having served both Clinton and Gore, and he knows the banking world also, coming from JP Morgan Chase. Some of the usual suspects on the left might whine about having a fat cat banker running the White House. I would tell them to quit whining.
Yes, I'm for hope and change, bi-partisanship, kumbaya, and all of the liberal legislation that Daley apparently opposed, but for chief of staff you want someone who is going to run the White House like a business, and you also want to let everyone on Capitol Hill know that you mean business. Especially now that the House is controlled by the opposition, the White House just might have to throw its weight around a bit. The name Daley should be enough to strike a little fear into the hearts of all the new legislators down the street. They need to know, if they didn't know it already, that the president is not going to be so easy to push around.