Beltway Spin Podcasts

Monday, January 24, 2011

Beltway Blather?

This morning I tuned into MSNBC's Morning Joe program and they were talking politics as usual. John Heilemann of the New Yorker, a frequent round table contributor to the program, was  discussing President Obama's White House staff  changes and said that the President's selection of Bill Daley as White House Chief of Staff signals that the President is now willing to listen to "outside voices".

In case you have not read up on Mr. Daley, he was President Clinton's Commerce Secretary, managed Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign in 2000, sat on the board of Fannie Mae in 1993, served as President of SBC Communications, served as Midwest Chairman for JP Morgan Chase, served on the Board of Directors of BoeingMerck & Co., and Loyola University, is a trustee of Northwestern University, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

And someone with a resume that reads like that, to John Heilemann, represents an "outside voice" in the White House?

Watch Heilemann speak about Daley.

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