Posted: 03 Feb 2009 10:00 AM PST
Tom Daschle has withdrawn his name for the nomination for Obama's new secretary of health and human services, due to the problematic nature his ethics conduct and tax issues.
Yesterday we showed a video of Obama defending Daschle, but after Daschle asked his name be withdrawn, Obama accepted his request.
This was just announced on television, online link to CBS2 Chicago, here.
Faced with problems over back taxes and potential conflicts of interest, Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination on Tuesday to be President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services secretary.
Seems many of Obama's picks lately have had some serious ethical problems.
What does that say about Barack Obama's judgment in the first place?
More on Nancy Killefer found at The Swamp and her withdrawal.
Posted: 03 Feb 2009 09:21 AM PST
I recently infiltrated a terrorist sleeper cell on the UCLA campus.
I came home afterwards and gave myself a good scrubbing. You may wish to do the same.
eric aka the Tygrrrr Express
Posted: 03 Feb 2009 08:33 AM PST
Interesting piece in The Politico, showing Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell quoting Obama's own words to the Democrats regarding the stimulus bill...whole thing is a good read.
Quoting Obama, McConnell said at a news conference that Congress should "trim" out the items in the package "that are not relevant to putting people back to work." He then cited Obama's praise for GOP ideas: "They have some good ideas and I want to make sure those ideas are incorporated."
It is a two page piece so go read the whole thing.
No sense passing a bill, as the U.S. House jammed through with no Republican support, that will not accomplish the goals of actually stimulating the economy.
Passing a bill just to pass something and "appear" to be trying to address the situation will do nothing but make matters worse.
The House did what Pelosi always does, talks out of one side of her mouth about bipartisan support then passes strictly partisan bills, hoping the public will not see that she only talks the talk but is incapable of walking the walk.
The Senate will do what it is supposed to do, hash out the differences, compromise and get something passed that at least has a chance of helping a little... although many of us believe letting things alone, letting the chips fall where they may and moving forward from there, would be a better option.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 04:00 PM PST
Barack Obama may appoint New Hampshire Senator, Judd Gregg, as his secretary of commerce, but Gregg has made it clear he will not accept the position unless another Republican is his replacement.
New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg said for the first time Monday that he won't accept an appointment as secretary of commerce unless he's replaced by a Republican, confirming days of speculation and dashing Democratic hopes of obtaining a 60-seat majority.
According to Marc Ambinder, Governor John Lynch (D-NH, who would be naming Gregg's replacement has said he will replace Gregg with another Republican.
"We are in the midst of a national economic crisis, and it calls for cooperation on all of our parts. We all need to work together to do what is in the best interest of our country and our state.
This will guarantee the Republicans have the ability to filibuster any partisan proposals that the Democratically controlled House jams through.
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