Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Daschle drops out

Here's a couple of Daschle stories in case you missed them!


But the best part of Daschle's withdrawal was the statement from Obama:

I screwed up,” President Barack Obama told NBC’s Brian Williams Tuesday in the wake of his nominee to be secretary of health and human services, Tom Daschle, withdrawing his name from consideration.

Daschle dropped out after acknowledging that he had belatedly paid more than $128,000 in taxes owed to the federal government.

“Today was an embarrassment for us,” Obama said. He said he was “angry,” “disappointed” and “frustrated with myself” over the Daschle episode.


Obama "screwed" up because Daschle had complicated dealings with EduCap, who had a refrigerator that would make indicted Democratic rep of Louisiana, William J Jefferson proud!

And Daschle made a million dollars a year at Alston & Bird, being a lobbyist, but being called a consultant. One of Daschle's gig was the sixth annual Templeton Lecture.

Want to see what $250,000 buys?

Maybe he can work on Wall Street!

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