January 26, 2010

THE NEW JAMES BAKER:

Chief of Staff Draws Fire From Left as Obama Falters (PETER WALLSTEN, 1/26/10, WSJ)

President Barack Obama's liberal backers have a long list of grievances. The Guantanamo Bay prison is still open. Health care hasn't been transformed. And Wall Street banks are still paying huge bonuses.

But they are directing their anger less at Mr. Obama than at the man who works down the hall from him. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, they say, is the prime obstacle to the changes they thought Mr. Obama's election would bring.


Similarly, the Right always thought Ronald Reagan was only being a pragmatist because of his staff. They just knew that in his heart he was one of them....

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 26, 2010 7:06 AM
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