Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Another One Bites The Dust..Daschele's Out


Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination on Tuesday to be President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services secretary, dealing potential blows to both speedy health care reform and Obama's hopes for a smoother start as president.
"Now we must move forward," Obama said in a written statement accepting "with sadness and regret" Daschle's surprise request to be removed from consideration. A day earlier, Obama had said he "absolutely" stood by Daschle in the face of problems over back taxes and potential conflicts of interest.

Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader and a strong backer of Obama's presidential bid, said he would have been unable to operate "with the full faith of Congress and the American people."

"I am not that leader, and will not be a distraction" to Obama's agenda, he said.

In other remarks, newly confirmed Secretary of the Treasury and head of the IRS Timmy Geithner pledged to go over Daschele's tax returns with super extra specal care..I might have gotten that last quote a leetle wrong, maybe.

1 comment:

Ymarsakar said...

And the Dems still think they have the moral high ground to call us the party of corruption.

They have no intention of fixing anything. THey just want it to stay in the shadows.