My email box is flooded with anti-Daley reactions from left-leaning commenters, and I still have to wonder- what do people think they are accomplishing going after the Chief of Staff? The President has made his pick. This is over. There is no review process. There is no need for Senate approval. It isn’t going to come up for a vote in the plebiscite. I simply do not understand why we are going to turn the next few years into an anti-Daley jihad. You can flood the zone all you want with anti-Daley stuff, I’m betting the Obama team knew it before they made the pick and chose him anyway. So why bother?
Is there anyone out there who thinks Obama is going to come to the podium on Monday and say “I was pretty confident about my pick of Daley as my Chief of Staff, but then I read a very compelling diary at the Daily Kos that called me a traitor, sell-out, corporate whore, and worse than Bush, so I’ve reconsidered my pick and I am here to tell you that I no longer want Bill Daley and am instead choosing Noam Chomsky.”