Saturday, January 31, 2009

Our Shit Don't Stink!

The title of this post is crude but that's the impression I get when I see headlines like this:

White House: Daschle Had 'Tax Issues,' Shouldn't Bar His Cabinet Confirmation

In part:
The White House has acknowledged that former Sen. Tom Daschle, President Obama's nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, had "some tax issues," which, the administration says, have been resolved and shouldn't bar his confirmation as secretary.

FOX News confirmed that Daschle alerted the Senate Finance Committee, which will oversee his confirmation hearing, that the matter involves more than $100,000 in back taxes and interest for a car and driver that was provided to him for four years by Leo Hindery, a wealthy Democratic donor, longtime friend and business associate of Daschle.
"Some tax issues????" This on top of what I see is an ethics issue, i.e. a "free" car and driver with, I'm sure, no expectations of recompense.

If this happened before January 20th and to a Republican President, what do you think the MSM would be saying?

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