Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I'm Not Shedding Any Tears
I can't say I'm all broken up over the withdrawal of Tom Daschle as Health and Human Services nominee. And it's not the taxes so much. Of course everyone should pay their taxes, since I bloody well have to. But anyone can make an mistake on those and end up paying later, with, of course, penalties and interest.
But Daschle was a pushover for the Republicans as majority leader, and out of Congress he was far too cozy with the sort of health-care companies and other fat-cats he was going to have to take on to get any real health care reform in this country. I mean, come on, a private car and driver provided to him by a "private equity firm"? Hundreds of thousands in speaker's fees from health care companies? And this guy was going to champion health care reform for working people? Please.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Tom.
Mr. President: I hear Howard Dean's available.
Posted by JD Rhoades at Tuesday, February 03, 2009