Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination for health and human services secretary Tuesday, after fielding mounting criticism over his failure to pay more than $130,000 in taxes.
(Obama's Hope for an easy go at Socialized health care has been Daschled at least for now ...)
Daschle is not the only high-profile nominee to withdraw their name:
Former Gov Bill "Pay to Play" Richardson withdrew his nomination for commerce secretary amid an ethics investigation in New Mexico.
Obama's pick to be the White House's first performance officer, Nancy Killefer, also withdrew her nomination on Tuesday because of her own tax liabilities, namely a $946 tax lien imposed by the D.C. government for failure to pay $298 in unemployment compensation tax on household help.
(LOL ... I guess Daschle wasn't the only Dim not to get Biden's memo that paying taxes is "Patriotic.")
(Why is it that the only two Obama appointees that have had no controversies in their nomination hearings are the only two republicans he has appointed?)
"You have to have a Carter to get a Reagan."