TOM DASCHLE withdraws

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/opinion/03tue1.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

    When President Obama nominated former Senator Tom Daschle to be his secretary of health and human services, it seemed to be a good choice. Mr. Daschle, as the co-author of a book on health care reform, knew a lot about one of the president’s signature issues. As a former Senate majority leader, he also knew a lot about guiding controversial bills through Congress, where he remains liked and respected by former colleagues.

    Unfortunately, new facts have come to light — involving his failure to pay substantial taxes that were owed and his sizable income from health-related companies while he worked in the private sector — that call into question his suitability for the job. We believe that Mr. Daschle ought to step aside and let the president choose a less-blemished successor.

    I agree with the Times. This is not Change.
     
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    Less-blemished?? For a nano second I thought maybe they'd want someone without any blemishes. You know, someone with integrity, morals and ethics. :rolleyes:
     
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    from his spot as obama's health and human services Head....cuz of not paying taxes on a limo driver gift....

    disappointing as a Dem, to see these guys avoiding taxes....

    he should withdraw as he has and obama needs to add, have you paid your taxes lately? to his lengthy questionaire of people that want to work for him!!!!

    OOPS, DASCHEL
     
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    I'm glad he did. It would have been better if Obama booted him.
     
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    Ok and what of Timmy boy? I'm not OK with somone who didn't pay their taxes being in charge of the IRS.
     
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    YEAH, hadnt thought of that!
     
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    "TOM DASCEL withdraws"

    best news I have heard since Obama took office
     

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