Daley on Cliff Transparency: ‘One of the Silliest Ideas I’ve Ever Heard’

Former White House chief of staff knocks proposal to make fiscal cliff negotiations public

Former Obama White House chief of staff Bill Daley compared allowing cameras into the fiscal cliff negotiations to inviting reality star Snooki into the meetings, in a Tuesday interview on CNBC.

Daley blamed the media for making the fiscal cliff deal "very difficult" and "harder to keep control of these situations," by publicizing the negotiations.

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist has suggested making the negotiation meetings public, and when asked about that proposal, Daley reacted by saying that was "one of the silliest ideas I've ever heard in my life."

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) also called for more transparency and for the negotiations to be made public in an interview on CNN earlier Tuesday morning.

Both the White House and Speaker John Boehner agreed to limit the access of other members of Congress and the media to the negotiations.