Pete Rouse, best known as the 101st senator, commented on leaving government when Obama first ask him to lead his senate. His interim role ended with a promotion from senior advisor to counselor to the President. Yet even after being out of the position for some time, Senator Rouse began absorbing some of Daley's management duties back in November. Even upon leaving the position, one may be expected to carry out the positions responsibilities under their new role.
Rahm Emanuel resigned the position in 2010 to pursue other opportunities, running to become Mayor of Chicago. Rahm Emanuel who was a senior advisor and chief fundraiser for predecessor, Richard M Daley soon became chief of staff predecessor to William Daley.
Bill Daley, who surrendered some of his power to Pete Rouse last fall, was expected to engage in the negotiations with congress during his term. However, negotiations are not easy to come by when working with such a hostile environment. He must've felt he was bargaining with a class full of kindergartners when dealing with the current state of congress. Likely it was necessary not to bring too much to the table at once, and to keep on hand senator favorites when introducing new ideas.
Daley's most recent idea was recommending Jacob Lew as the newest predecessor for chief of staff. Daley like Emanuel before him will return to the city of Chicago, leaving behind his responsibilities. Mr. Lew will soon become a lead man in advice and negotiations. Who better for the position than former chief operating officer of Citigroup's Alternative Investment's unit? He is completely familiar with what brought the economy to its current state, as his unit invested in a hedge fund that counted on the housing markets collapse. It has been called one of the hardest positions in Washington, and we've finally got the Jack.