Friday, January 30, 2009

Tom Daschle has the bona fides to serve in the Obama Administration.

Turns out he was allegedly involved in criminal activity:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate Finance committee will meet Monday to review the tax records of former Sen. Tom Daschle, President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services who, according to sources, didn't pay taxes on a car and driver he had been loaned.

A Democratic source familiar with the situation told CNN that Daschle was loaned a car and driver by a wealthy friend and failed to disclose it on his income taxes, as he should have. Daschle has since paid what he owed, the source said.

Sounds like he'd be perfect to serve in an ethical, open, Obama administration.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that Daschle brought the issues to the committee's attention himself and that Obama is "confident" he will be confirmed.

What's a little cheating on one's taxes among the liberal elite anyway? I mean, actually paying taxes is for the "little people."

Hell. It's the thought that counts.