• Breaking News: Things Get Messy as Tom Daschle Pulls Out

    You'd think that a guy nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services would have kept himself better protected and wouldn't have had to resort to pulling out

    Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination on Tuesday as President Obama’s nominee to lead the Health and Human Services Department, a decision that came one day after Mr. Obama declared that he would stand behind Mr. Daschle as problems over unpaid taxes were scrutinized on Capitol Hill…

    The decision to withdraw his nomination as a member of the Obama cabinet comes as the White House battled across several fronts on Tuesday with tax problems of the president’s top political appointees. Mr. Daschle had expressed regret for not paying about $140,000 in back taxes, but on Monday vowed to press ahead…

    "Now we must move forward," Mr. Obama said in a statement.

    Hopefully, Obama will take some prophylactic measures and probe into the next nominee's business more before fingering him or her.

    And I hope that nominee isn't that long in the coming. 'Cause the process just gets annoying and boring after a while.


    Tags: Barack Obama, Obama Administration, Taxes, Tom Daschle

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