Well, not Elvis, but maybe the only adult in the West Wing. Bill Daley is a Democrat to the core, but he's nobody's fool. This guy has been steeped in the amalgamation of politics and business that is Chicago. He knows both sides of the fence and in my estimation would be a handy guy to have around with an election coming up. Evidently Obama & Co. think differently.
From what the talking heads are saying Daley had been isolated and marginalized for a good while now, which is unfortunate for Obama and the country. I guess they got tired of him bringing up things like spending and regulation and those other little niggling things that are destroying the economy. Regardless, this is a good indication the ideological forces in the White House, as opposed to the pragmatic, are in full control.