Obama's chief of staff calls economic policies 'indefensible'

Oops! I bet William Daley is catching some heat for letting the cat out of the bag at a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers. Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller writes:

Daley also said he didn't have any good answers for some of what President Obama is doing and expressed frustration about the "bureaucratic stuff that's hard to defend."

"Sometimes you can't defend the indefensible," Daley said at a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) meeting.

Daley couldn't answer basic questions and continually faced criticism from the executives in the room. The business leaders even applauded each other's criticism of the administration. "At one point, the room erupted in applause when Massachusetts utility executive Doug Starrett, his voice shaking with emotion, accused the administration of blocking construction on one of his facilities to protect fish, saying government 'throws sand into the gears of progress,'" wrote Peter Wallsten and Jia Lynn Yang in the Washington Post.

Daley replaced Rahm Emanuel as part of the Obama administration's attempt to appear moderate in the run-up to the 2012 election. Firing him would throw a monkey wrench into that plan, and would be interpreted as a sign of chaos, so Daley's job is probably secure for now. But honesty like this in  public will not endear him to the Obama inner circle. Valerie Jarrett must be fuming.

Oops! I bet William Daley is catching some heat for letting the cat out of the bag at a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers. Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller writes:

Daley also said he didn't have any good answers for some of what President Obama is doing and expressed frustration about the "bureaucratic stuff that's hard to defend."

"Sometimes you can't defend the indefensible," Daley said at a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) meeting.

Daley couldn't answer basic questions and continually faced criticism from the executives in the room. The business leaders even applauded each other's criticism of the administration. "At one point, the room erupted in applause when Massachusetts utility executive Doug Starrett, his voice shaking with emotion, accused the administration of blocking construction on one of his facilities to protect fish, saying government 'throws sand into the gears of progress,'" wrote Peter Wallsten and Jia Lynn Yang in the Washington Post.

Daley replaced Rahm Emanuel as part of the Obama administration's attempt to appear moderate in the run-up to the 2012 election. Firing him would throw a monkey wrench into that plan, and would be interpreted as a sign of chaos, so Daley's job is probably secure for now. But honesty like this in  public will not endear him to the Obama inner circle. Valerie Jarrett must be fuming.

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