Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Swing a cat in Washington and you're likely to hit someone who hasn't paid their taxes. That's making life difficult for our new president who is having trouble finding 15 people to fill his cabinet that aren't tax cheats. Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer each withdrew their names from consideration to be in President Obama's cabinet because of issues over unpaid taxes. We can add their names to the list that includes Timothy Geithner, who ironically, in his capacity as Secretary of the Treasury, will be in charge of collecting back taxes, interest and penalties from the two who withdrew.

  1. February 4, 2009 -

    It really does make one jaded, doesn't it?! And I thought I was already about as jaded as you can get. This is a fabulous portrait of Daschle, Larry! I was never quite sure what I thought of him, and I was just so disillusioned to hear all this about another one.