Katie's already posted on the big news of the day: President Obama's White House Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, is stepping aside at the end of the month. His replacement will be Jack Lew, Obama's current budget director -- who is set to become the president's fourth Chief of Staff in three years. These events may be dismissed by some as yet another DC shake-up, but they are not insignificant developments. Let's recall why Daley was (ostensibly) brought into the fold in the first place, one year ago this week:
His selection of the defiantly moderate Bill Daley as his new chief of staff, which drew predictable fire from liberals Thursday, underscores Obama’s determination to run from the center in 2012 and somewhat neutralize the outright hostility of many business groups to his administration.