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These jobs are difficult.
People talk about how a year in the White House in the west -- in particular is you can measured in dog years.
This one was particularly.
Jam packed and has -- president said.
In his announcement in the state dining room but also to us in.
In -- staff meeting -- senior staff meeting.
He is extremely grateful for bill's leadership and for his friendship.
Well this week the big announcement out of the White House the shake up of the bill -- the chief of staff was stepping down.
And that Jack Lew was going to move into that position.
It's not getting talked about a lot.
Because frankly we're all here in New Hampshire.
But it is a big story and we're back with the panel.
Steve what about this chief of staff was brought in after the big Republican wins.
To kind of really tough out.
Reach out to the business community essentially and he last one year -- out.
Right I -- I thought Ed Henry's piece on this was terrific setting up exactly that contrast between Jack -- and Bill -- because it came as you suggest at a time when.
Democrats wanted to emphasize that they were not even if they were going to be sort of business friendly they were not hostile.
To the business community and they were open to reaching out and -- -- bridging.
Divides what every one -- say about it.
So they emphasize building they emphasized his biography and that part of his lab biography in particular that somebody who understands the business communities got relationships with the chamber of commerce.
You'll get a hearing here in this White House through -- -- -- in -- what the message was the business community.
With Jack -- who has in some ways.
A similar profile similar backgrounds they're obviously not been emphasizing that because they don't want to be going into this election year they wanna be talking about.
Mitt Romney and Bain Capital and Jack who has in his background.
Certain things that would make him susceptible to those same kind of attacks or at least make it more difficult.
For the White House to launch those kind of attacks on Romney the deal magazine talked about Jack Lew and his involvement in sub prime mortgages and said that Lou was.
In the center of the storm of the credit crisis investing in hedge fund that bet on the decline of the housing market that helped precipitate the downfall -- that's up.
Pretty significant chocolate.
-- it's the inside reporting is that the president was surprised by dale is move and that.
This really kind of was a shock but we had seen a lot of discomfort.
Inside the White House were heard about it with daily at that position I think it.
I heard the same thing as well from -- sources that he was surprised not really sure.
Why he was surprised because they essentially had sidelined bill Daley in his responsibility was only.
A fraction of what it was it at the beginning here so I mean he is a a former cabinet member.
Former CEO he's bigger than his position ended up being I think so -- still have the real estate in the the corner office of the west wing.
But that was about it so I'm not sure why there was much surprise on this I still think.
The -- feelings are.
Our friendly between them he's going to help.
Raise money for the reelection campaign but they really think it it speaks of the fact that the real power in the west wing mr.
David -- Mean he has the political son right his sort of up because we're entering a political.
Season here it's not that big of a surprise I don't think but.
Going forward everyone always sent others to Chicago relationship between.
President Obama and bill Daley picked.
Hardly knew each other before this and I think we're seeing -- it ended up not being a good choice.
Yeah -- -- I wanted to put this in context of where we're sitting in this environment this new book has come out the Obama was.
By Jodi Kantor and it is a book that's by all accounts says some interest -- things the book features -- press secretary Robert Gibbs cursing the First Lady.
After Valerie Jarrett -- -- mrs.
Obama was not happy with the way he handled reporting suggested that suggested that she hated being in the White House.
Quote you don't know what the expletive you're talking about Gibbs said you're Chara responded the First Lady would not believe you're speaking this way -- fired back then expletive her to.
Looks like these.
Over I can sensationalize.
Can and I think that's the case here.
What about this.
Well I don't think there's any question that there and various power centers within this White House.
People who -- -- the president receptive surprise you know look at you know this kind of cliche about no drama Obama they try to hold that line but.
It had been a long time it is this Houston like old news.
Obviously that bill Daley was being pushed that these routes have been put in the position to actually do the day to -- operation.
But this is three months ago and Daly was told you credit -- vision you can do liaison.
But the fact is if you look at the track record if you look at the track record in terms of the budget negotiations -- this past summer.
You look at the what's been going on on the hill.
They were not satisfied with his ability to negotiate with them or to bring Wall Street into the -- somewhere wrote about this -- somebody else -- about this book on the book you know I mean to me it's a lot of gossipy stuff I mean I think everybody has fights and disputes.
Michelle Obama -- emerges as someone who was trying now to form herself as a larger part of the policy operation I think you'll remember when she came in the idea which is gonna deal with military families and obesity.
Here she is now trying to make her imprint on the president and often times at the center -- power herself.
Schooling eight GB or on T -- -- underperforming for her man.
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