You know things are really going bad for the left and for El Presidente when the NY Times comes out and says that his pick for HHS has got to go. I got to give them credit here, in contrast to the wankers out there such as Kos, Mr. Limpett, Gene Robinson, Pitts, and their lefty cult, whose silence has been deafening on this issue, the NY Times has got it right here. An apology is not going to cut it. If I rob your store at gunpoint, and then before I’m about to be indicted, I give the money back and apologize, does that obviate the fact that a crime was committed? This is not a petty thing like not paying payroll taxes for a nanny. Most folks would think that if you hire a nanny that they are independent contractors and not employees. The law is complicated on that and I can understand why some folks may not have paid the “nanny” tax. And as small as that was, that got many folks disqualified from cabinet posts. But Dasche’s tax evasion is not a mistake. He earned $250K which he did not report. Regular folks go to jail for this. Furthermore, Tommy boy is in the pockets of the health industry. I just find sickening that these lefty punks who have been saying, “finally we have honesty and integrity in the White House’, “we have change we can believe in”, “no more business as usual”, are giving this guy a pass. It is sickening that Pres. Obama does not have the backbone to tell Daschle, that he was misled by him and that he has to go. This is our new Commander in Chief. How can we expect him to stand up for us against the enemies of the world, when he can’t stand up to Nancy Pelosi and the liberal Washington establishment? Go Figure. Well here’s what the lefty fish wrapper NY Times has to say and for once, they are right (except when they attribute Daschle’s failure to pay as unintentional oversight — that’s like, “Gosh, where did I leave my quarter million dollars lying around.”)
UPDATE: IT APPEARS THAT DASCHLE HAS WITHDRAWN HIS NOMINATION. IT’S ABOUT TIME. THE PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE ASKED FOR HIS WITHDRAWAL A WEEK AGO RATHER THAN SAYING HE WAS HIS MAN. BUT IN ANY EVENT, THE TAX CHEAT IS GONE AND HOPEFULLY THE PRESIDENT CAN APPOINT A MORE SUITABLE CANDIDATE. READ THE ARTICLE HERE.
The NY Times Editorial can be found here.
Here’s another good good piece on Obama’s backtracking on his promises of ethics in his administration.
UPDATE: Obama’s nominee to be Performance Czar withdraws her nomination for failure to pay taxes.