Friday, January 07, 2011

Recommended Reading

Yesterday's announcement of the selection of Bill Daley (of the Chicago Daleys) to replace Rahm Emmanuel as President Obama's Chief of Staff seemed to elicit equal parts teeth-gnashing from progressives and backslapping from establishment types.  While the establishment reaction was to be expected, the anger from progressive quarters strikes me as odd, especially given Obama's pragmatism manifesto from a few weeks ago.  In that light, the choice of a party loyalist like Daley to step in for a party loyalist like Emmanuel fits right in with his way of doing business.  Glenn Greenwald makes mostly the same point, and his take -- both on the Daley selection and progressive anger -- is the best I've seen.

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