The image above is a screenshot of William M. Daley about to give his introductory speech to a room full of the president's staff and other people closely tied to the administration, after he had been introduced by Obama. So, succeeding the most cynical Democratic Party operative in recent memory - the guy most responsible for dismantling Howard Dean's "50-State Strategy" after the 2008 victory - is the youngest son of the most corrupt, sleazy mayor in 20th century Chicago history. Here's the ceremony, courtesy of the White House:
Here's a clip that shows a young William Daley, sitting behind his father at the 1968 Democratic Convention, as his dad screamed at Sen. Abraham Ribicoff ""Fuck you, you Jew son of a bitch!" You can see young Bill jumping up and almost flipping off Ribicoff at 44 seconds in this segment:
Progressive Alaska published Howie Klein's excellent takedown of this hiring decision earlier in the week.
Now I'm going to poll you, readers:
What do you think of President Obama's choice of William Daley to be his Chief-of-Staff?