Daschle Drops Out (Updated)
We’re going to miss those sporty red glasses.
Tax cheat Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination today for Health and Human Services Secretary today.
Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary.
That’s according to a joint White House statement from President Barack Obama and his former nominee.
Obama said Tuesday he accepted the withdrawal “with sadness and regret.”
Obama goes 0-for-2 today.
UPDATE: The New Editor is keeping tabs on the Obama record:
At the dawn of the Obama Administration we have witnessed: four high-level appointees blow up over various issues, tax and otherwise (Richardson, Daschel, and Killefer get axed; Geitner stays); the appointment of at least 12 lobbyists to positions in the Administration — in direct contradiction of campaign promises; a pork-laden economic stimulus bill without precedent in US history; and the reversal of campaign positions concerning controversial policies like rendition.