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Tom Daschle withdraws…

Good morning, Netizens…


In the ongoing saga of high-flying members of both houses and both political parties who have been caught cheating on, or at least improperly filing their taxes, Tom Daschle (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000064) has been caught as certainly as a fly in amber in the cross-hairs of public censure. Almost a certain shoe-in for the position of the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama cabinet, he withdrew his name once it was discovered he had problems relating to unpaid taxes. He was not the only one caught in the web.


In this morning’s David Horsey cartoon, we revisit the ostensible scene just before Daschle withdrew his name from consideration, but it does raise the question of who vetted Daschle as a candidate for Obama’s cabinet, doesn’t it? It strikes me as utterly odd how many people were considered for cabinet posts who had tax problems, and I wonder why no one caught them before their name(s) became fodder for public outcry.


On the more-positive side of things, at least we found out about it before he was appointed to a cabinet position and served a few months, or perhaps even years in office.Now that would have really created a stink in the Obama Presidency, wouldn’t it?


Dave


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