Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Insert Whirling Sirens Here

Seen at the NYT:
Breaking News 12:49 PM ET:Tom Daschle Withdraws Nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Well color me shocked if it turns out to be true.

UPDATE: Here's the mini-article. It says "[Daschle's] withdrawing because he's not a leader who has the full faith of Congress and will be a distraction." I guess Obama came around to agree with the Times that he couldn't afford to look like a hypocrite on this.

UPDATE II: Looks like it was Daschle's decision alone, and yes, based in large part on that NYT editorial asking him to withdraw.