Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Daschle Withdraws Nomination for Secretary of HHS
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has officially withdrawn his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama Administration amidst a flurry of questions regarding over $100,000 in unpaid taxes.
This comes only hours after President Obama's pick for performance czar (a new position), Nancy Killefer, withdrew her name from consideration due to similar tax discrepencies.
Last week, Timothy Geithner was confirmed to be Secretary of the Treasury by a vote of 60-34 despite unpaid taxes to the tune of $34,000.
I suppose that when Obama promised transparency, he only meant transparent corruption.