Tuesday :: Feb 3, 2009

NYT: Daschle Withdraws


by Turkana

Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times is reporting that Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. As Zeleny notes, President Obama only yesterday declared his continuing support of Daschle. Whether or not we find out the real story behind the withdrawal, this is a good and necessary move. Daschle was a questionable selection, on several different levels. His tax problems made his nomination untenable.

Presidents make mistakes. Obama dealt with this one, and deserves credit. Let's all just hope he now selects someone who is well-qualified and progressive.

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