below, from Public Citizen...
William Daley as White House Chief of Staff: The Wrong Direction
Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
The nation's great policy crisis - and the Obama administration's political
crisis - is the Great Recession and the fact that one in six Americans who would
like a full-time job cannot get one.
Why in the world is President Barack Obama selecting as his chief of staff a
person who comes from the very Wall Street that wrecked the economy and who is
an ardent supporter of the job-offshoring, NAFTA-style trade agreements that
have hollowed out the industrial heartland?
This is exactly the wrong direction for the administration, which seems intent
on drawing exactly the wrong lessons from the 2010 elections. What the public
wants is meaningful action on jobs and an end to the insider, corporate
deal-making arrangements that William Daley represents.